Education

Jefferson Elementary School to greet students with innovative spaces

Vibrant walls line the classroom – make that "lounge" – at Jefferson Elementary that features bean bag chairs, a leather couch and exercise balls turned ...

Lead levels prompt Pittsburgh Public Schools to replace handful of water fountains

Pittsburgh Public Schools replaced about a dozen drinking fountains in its schools this summer because they tested positive for elevated levels of lead, a toxin ...

State to increase oversight of charter schools

A new division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education will provide financial oversight of charter schools, among other things, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday. The ...

Cyber charter's former CEO agrees to plea deal in criminal case

The disgraced former CEO and founder of Beaver County-based Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, the state's largest cyber charter, reluctantly admitted in federal court Wednesday that ...

Budget worries follow school districts into new year

Even though legislators have agreed on a state budget — something they had not done by this time last year — money and budget issues ...

Public gets a look at new Freeport Area Middle School

Bob and Mary Jean Swank marveled at what students have available in school today as they toured Freeport Area Middle School Monday evening. Their grandson Tanner ...

Gateway hires assistant school superintendent away from Plum

Plum Borough School District's assistant superintendent is taking a job with neighboring Gateway School District. Guy Rossi has been serving as superintendent since Plum ...

Resume check in Pittsburgh superintendent search broke spending limit

A bill from the special investigator hired to fact-check the new superintendent's resume increased the total cost of the Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent search beyond ...

New Pittsburgh school superintendent puts transition plan before board committee

Pittsburgh Public Schools need to be more student focused, the district's new superintendent said Tuesday in laying out his 90-day transition plan. For that to happen, ...

Wilkinsburg taps former Baltimore educator to head school district

A former Baltimore educator will be the next superintendent of the Wilkinsburg School District. The board unanimously appointed Linda J. Iverson, most recently the executive ...

Pennsylvania auditor general questions Propel Schools lease reimbursements

A potential conflict of interest between Propel Schools and its landlord puts four of the system's charter schools among those that collected more than $2.5 ...

Pittsburgh board sets policy for community schools

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board on Wednesday approved a policy that will serve as a broad guideline for establishing community schools. A community school ...

Sto-Rox hires new superintendent

Sto-Rox School District's board of directors voted unanimously Thursday night to hire Frank Dalmas as the next superintendent. Dalmas' term will run for three years. It ...

Moon Area to pay $690,000 to settle former curriculum director's lawsuit

Moon Area School District agreed to pay $690,000 in back pay and attorney fees to settle a former curriculum director's gender discrimination lawsuit, according to ...

RAMP works to close achievement gap in Gateway School District

Although the Gateway School District's achievement gap between black and white students has been in the spotlight lately, a local nonprofit has been working to ...

Trib Total Media has built a searchable statewide database and interactive map that enables taxpayers easily to compare salaries in schools throughout Pennsylvania. The database uses public personnel data from the state Department of Education to create the first user-friendly tool of its kind for finding and comparing pay for Pennsylvania teachers and administrators.