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District attorney’s office takes paperwork from Wilkinsburg Middle School

By Bobby Kerlik
Detectives from the Alle-gheny County District Attorney’s Office spent two hours at Wilkinsburg Middle School on Wednesday and left with paperwork as part of an investigation of funds for an afterschool program. Wilkinsburg police in November charged the program’s former …

Moon school hiring under fire

By Tory N. Parrish
Two Moon Area School Board members are unhappy with the hiring process used to select the chief financial officer/chief operating officer, who used to work in the same Virginia school district as Moon Area’s superintendent. The board voted 8-1 on …

South Fayette parents express dissatisfaction with handling of bullying

By Adam Brandolph
Several parents voiced their concern at a school board meeting on Tuesday over how administrators in the South Fayette School District handled a bullying incident …

College students find their ‘path’

By Debra Erdley
Ashley Mayo was a woman on a mission when she enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh four years ago. Today, the Washington native says she …

PA Cyber Charter School teachers to join PSEA

By Megan Harris  and Adam Smeltz
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School teachers voted overwhelmingly to join the state’s largest school employee labor union, the union said on Monday. Teachers at the Midland-based school will be the only charter or cyber school faculty represented by the Pennsylvania State …

Catholic high school teachers agree to 5-year contract

By Megan Harris
Eight Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and their teachers union agreed on a five-year contract, the diocese announced Friday. Teachers will receive raises averaging about 2 percent annually over the life of the contract, though pay will …

Stabbing renews safety concerns in Mon Valley schools

By Patrick Cloonan
Wednesday’s stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville renewed concern about safety in Mon-Yough schools. “Events like this put us all in a position to review our current practice and procedures and imagine our response,” West Mifflin Area Superintendent …

Cornell gains principal from Moon Area

By Tribune-Review
An acting principal in the Moon Area School District will leave to lead an elementary school in the Cornell School District. Jeff Carter’s last day at J.A. Allard Elementary School in Moon Area will be April 30, the district said …

West Mifflin Area students learn how newspapers enhance daily lessons

By Jennifer R. Vertullo
West Mifflin Area students are learning that newspapers can enhance daily lessons across their curriculum. Fourth-graders in Amanda Monzak’s classroom at the district middle school …

Monroeville technical school to add 3-D printer into curriculum

By Karen Kadilak
Students in machine tool technology classes at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Monroeville expect to have more career choices when engineering is incorporated …

Dem gubernatorial candidates pledge boost in education funding

By Melissa Daniels
The four candidates fielded questions on the state’s funding formula, testing, charter school accountability and teacher performance Tuesday night during the first issue-based debate of …

2 Mon-Yough schools make finals in Kennywood annual video contest

By Patrick Cloonan
Two Mon-Yough schools are among five finalists in a video contest tied in to Kennywood’s 28th annual Education Days. Propel Homestead and East Allegheny High …

South Allegheny students stand up against stigmas of mental illness

By Jennifer R. Vertullo
South Allegheny students are taking a stand against the stigma associated with mental illness. The district’s middle school partnered with Pittsburgh Cares and Allegheny County …

Steel Valley considers school uniforms in dress code update

By Jennifer R. Vertullo
Steel Valley School District’s dress code policy is on the drawing board. School directors and administrators met Monday in a high school conference room to discuss concepts for a new dress code or uniform policy. It was the first formal …

Former North Catholic teacher accused of sexual abuse

By Michael Hasch
A member of a Catholic religious order who is awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing two boys and two girls about 30 years ago in Australia now faces an allegation of abuse from his days at the former North …

PIAA looking to limit athletics at charter schools with proposal

By Chris Harlan
A PIAA plan, that would make charter school athletes play sports on public-school teams in their home districts has little chance for success, Lincoln Park …

Leechburg elementary eagle-watchers make ‘NBC Nightly News’

By Braden Ashe
Those watching the Pittsburgh Hays bald eagle’s nest in anticipation of the clutch’s final hatch on Tuesday missed Leechburg Area elementary students on national television …

Pennsylvania’s charter school funding debate no closer to resolution

By Megan Harris
The contract that ousted PA Cyber Charter School founder Nick Trombetta brokered with its curriculum provider remains in place months after prosecutors indicted the former school chief on 11 counts of mail fraud, bribery, tax conspiracy and filing false tax …

Teacher indecency can get lost in state’s system, Trib analysis reveals

By Kari Andren  and Kate Wilcox
When Tracy A. Bergen stepped before a Columbia County chemistry class in the fall of 2010, state education officials were investigating her alleged sexual relationship …

Habitual truancy plagues Western Pa. schools

By Megan Harris
Nearly 21,000 Western Pennsylvania students habitually missed school last year, logging double-digit truancy rates for almost one-third of school districts among nine counties. “When I …

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