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Sto-Rox teachers union upset about possibility of Propel charter school opening in district building

By Tory N. Parrish
A teachers union is seeking answers about the likelihood of Propel Schools opening in Sto-Rox High School, especially because the charter school operator reportedly is surveying the parents of its students about the topic, the union’s president said. Sto-Rox and ...

Lawmakers address education issues

By Eric Slagle
Five state leaders — four Democrats and a Republican — expressed general optimism that their parties will work together in the House and Senate to ...

Teachers union advises lawyers for colleagues of Plum pair investigated on sex charges

By Karen Zapf
Teachers in Plum may be getting mixed messages from union officials about talking with investigators about teachers accused of having sex with high school students. In ...

South Allegheny High School uses laser tool to enlighten students

By Eric Slagle
Lasers used to be the stuff of science fiction and rock shows. Over the decades, lasers have become more accessible and affordable, but the applied use ...

Lawsuit: Pittsburgh Public Schools should have known officer was abusing boys

By Brian Bowling
Pittsburgh Public Schools and two former school officials should have noticed that former school police officer Robert Lellock was repeatedly taking boys out of classes ...

Pittsburgh Public Schools confident programs will stay despite loss of grants

By Tory N. Parrish
Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers Academy opened up a new world for the three Joos siblings, their mother said. “I see the opportunities that my kids ...

Parents, students told to stay alert as Seton-La Salle reopens

By Matthew Santoni
Police asked parents and students at Seton-La Salle Catholic High School to keep alert for anything suspicious as students prepared to return to school after threats of violence closed the Mt. Lebanon school last week. Faculty and police held a closed ...

State to audit finances of Penn Hills schools

By Kelsey Shea  and Gideon Bradshaw
The state Auditor General’s Office will conduct an audit to help determine the cause of Penn Hills School District’s financial problems at the request of a local legislator. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday that he hopes state auditors — the ...

Seton-La Salle closed again as police continue investigating threat

By Tony Raap
Students at Seton-La Salle High School say their sense of security was eroded because of an anonymous threat that led officials to cancel class Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and prompted a response from the FBI. “It’s never good to hear ...

W. Mifflin school tops the nation in online study

By Eric Slagle
Think about this: Your teacher gives you an online, optional homework assignment. Would you do it? At West Mifflin Area Middle School, 421 students opted in for the extra work and earned the top middle school rating out of 723 schools ...

Pine teen’s work of art captures gold medal

By Deborah Deasy
“Migraine,” a photo presumably depicting a bad headache, recently earned a national award for Kayla Duffy, 15, of Pine. It pleases Kayla that viewers ...

Montour students grab anti-bullying by horns

By Tory N. Parrish
Bullying is an issue that is not going away, despite more public and media attention on the problem, a Montour High School senior said. “We just need to show that bullying still goes on and try to get people, if they ...

Seton-La Salle closes over threat of violence

By Rick Wills and Tony Raap
Cybersecurity experts said they expect authorities to quickly identify the source of an online threat that shut down a Catholic high school Wednesday and Thursday in Mt. Lebanon. Diocese officials called off class at Seton-La Salle High School because its principal, ...

Pittsburgh Public Schools officials plan for expiring grants

By Tribune-Review
Officials with Pittsburgh Public Schools announced Tuesday they have begun to plan so they can keep educational programs going once the private grants supporting them expire. District officials plan to ask the school board in May to extend contracts and …

Wilkinsburg School District eyes options for deficit

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills School District, grappling with a $9 million deficit, is not interested in enrolling students from nearby Wilkinsburg High School who could bring with them $3 million in revenue, Penn Hills’ schools chief said. Wilkinsburg Superintendent Daniel Matsook said ...

Penn Hills School District’s $18M plea for help a ‘last resort’

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills School District leaders will seek court approval to borrow $18 million to pay day-to-day expenses, a move that one expert called a “last resort” for districts in serious financial trouble. Board members in a 6-2 vote agreed Monday ...

Students from fire-damaged Rogers to attend Burchfield Primary

By Tribune-Review
Students from fire-damaged Rogers Primary School in the Shaler Area School District will attend Burchfield Primary School starting on Wednesday, the district said. The school district canceled classes for Rogers students Tuesday because a fire on Saturday damaged the building. ...

Leechburg Area pay to rise 2.99 percent, with teachers’ share of health care costs increasing

By Braden Ashe
Leechburg Area School District teachers will pay a larger share of their health care costs under a tentative five-year contract. Superintendent Ian Magness said the district will see a total wage increase under the contract of 2.99 percent over the duration ...

Keystone Oaks beginning full-day kindergarten

By Matthew Santoni
Keystone Oaks schools will start full-day kindergarten in the 2015-16 school year with the hope that the district’s youngest students will learn more with more ...

Program pairs Western Pa. students with businesses to solve real problems

By Tory N. Parrish
A school-to-business partnership in which students work with executives to solve complex problems is on a growth track. About 70 South Fayette and North ...

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