Education

Taxpayers foot hefty bill of presidential searches at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities

Taxpayers and students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities have paid more than $1.5 million during the past six years for a continuous series of searches ...

Pittsburgh Public returns normal starts for 4 of 7 schools impacted by Liberty Bridge

Four of seven Pittsburgh Public schools whose start times were adjusted about 25 minutes earlier because of the unexpected closure of the Liberty Bridge will ...

Pennsylvania charter school law dubbed 'worst in the country'

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale pointed to the founder of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School as an example of why he says the state's charter school ...

Lunch lady quits Canon-McMillan job over 'disgusting' policy

After a supervisor ordered Stacy Koltiska to swap a 6-year-old's chicken nuggets for a plain cheese sandwich, she quit her job as a cafeteria worker ...

Web-based platform helps high school students raise college funds

A new resource could help high school students as young as freshmen looking to lock down college scholarship cash and minimize student debt. But finding it ...

New deputy superintendent, Perry principal selected by Pittsburgh Public Schools

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet has selected a Florida school administrator to serve as deputy superintendent of school support and accountability, the school district ...

What can cursive writing teach kids? Plenty, say some

Violet Peluso made sure she was at the front of the group, where she could see the teacher and her rabbit puppet. When the music ...

Group seeks to help Quaker Valley bridge diversity gap

Joyce Cherry-Jones was in her 20s when she began working in the Quaker Valley School District and remembers being the only black teacher. Cherry-Jones, now 70 ...

New partnership aims to combat school absenteeism in Allegheny County

Samantha Murphy can rattle off tales about all the truant kids her team has come across over the years. There was the 15-year-old heroin addict. ...

Study: Cyber charter students don't keep pace with counterparts in regular classrooms

When Judy Cremone and her husband adopted their teenage son three years ago, his behavioral issues made it impossible for the Turtle Creek couple to ...

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 ...

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.