Education

Westmoreland County schools leery of proposal to purchase Clairview facility

Some public school officials say they are hesitant to participate in a proposal pitched by the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit to have them buy a building ...

Shaler Area schools to offer pre-K program for at-risk kids

Two Shaler Area elementary schools will offer a pre-kindergarten program aimed at helping children who are at risk of failing in school, according to district ...

Pennsylvania schools struggle to plan for 2016-17 without state budget

Bart Rocco, superintendent of the Elizabeth Forward School District, doesn't know how he's going to make payroll in April. The district received about $7 million ...

Cardinal Wuerl students win national award in Verizon app contest

A student team from Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry won one of eight national awards for designing an app to help teen ...

Plum SB hears from companies wanting to conduct Regency Park feasibility study

The Plum School Board heard presentations from three architectural firms Tuesday who will be considered to conduct a district feasibility study that will determine options ...

Ross Elementary students kept indoors during police search

Pupils at Ross Elementary School, including students outside for recess, were told Tuesday to stay inside the building as a precaution while police searched for ...

Shaler Area Elementary student builds robot that can solve Rubik's Cube

Rubik's Cubes have puzzled people for decades but one Shaler Area Elementary School sixth-grader took a unique approach to solving the 3-D combination puzzle. Ethan James, ...

Penn-Trafford High School students to get limited lunch menu

Students at Penn-Trafford High School will have a limited lunch selection beginning next month. Work on the $32 million renovation project at the high school will ...

PPS board accepts money from Wilkinsburg to assist transition of Wilkinsburg students to Pittsburgh Westinghouse

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board voted Wednesday to accept $975,000 from the Wilkinsburg School District to support the smooth transition of Wilkinsburg and Pittsburgh Westinghouse ...

West Allegheny 'anti-bullying' exercise leads to parent complaints

Parents say students at an Imperial school were asked personal questions that opened them up to ridicule during what was supposed to be an anti-bullying ...

Bethel Park school board names new superintendent

The Bethel Park school board on Thursday named Joseph Pasquerilla superintendent. He will replace Nancy Aloi Rose, who will retire when her contract is up. Pasquerilla, 35, ...

SATs canceled in China over cheating concerns

PITTSBURGH — The firm that oversees registrations for the SAT has canceled college entrance exams Saturday in China and Macau, because some students may have ...

Pennsylvania poised to delay high school graduation exams

Concerns about high-stakes testing in Pennsylvania's public schools led to the delay of using the Keystone Exams as a high school graduation requirement, an action ...

Giant mural at Crafton Elementary has Dr. Seuss theme

The staff of Robinson-based Painting with a Twist on Jan. 18 volunteered their time, talent and supplies at Crafton Elementary to paint a giant mural ...

Western Pa. school districts stock naloxone in nurse's offices

A law enabling emergency responders to carry drug overdose reversal medications has inspired another group of first responders to arm themselves with the life-saving remedy: ...

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.