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Furloughed Pa. Cyber Employees Challenge Board To Reinstate Jobs

The Pennsylvania Charter Cyber School is in financial trouble after years of growth, but a move to layoff dozens of employees is meeting stiff headwinds.

08/06/2015

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Propel Teachers, Staff Hit The Streets To Prepare For Back To School

Kids may not want to hear this, but there are some teachers who are already hard at work getting ready for back to school.

07/23/2015

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Pittsburgh Promise Scales Back To Extend Years of Service

The Pittsburgh Promise has come a long way since first announced, but scholarship cuts threaten its legacy.

07/14/2015

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Pittsburgh Promise Making Changes To Scholarships Program

The Pittsburgh Promise has been helping students with scholarships for nearly a decade.

07/14/2015

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Wolf Plans Veto Of GOP Budget, Democrats Say

Gov. Tom Wolf told top Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers he will veto a Republican budget plan that falls short of his priorities, two senior Democrats said Thursday.

06/25/2015

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New Pennsylvania School Funding Formula Wins Panel’s OK

A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers and advisers to Gov. Tom Wolf gave unanimous approval Thursday to a new formula to distribute aid to Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts, a model that would funnel more money to districts with rising enrollment and students whose families are deeper in poverty.

06/18/2015

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Reductions In Funding Forcing Many Pa. School Districts To Consider Property Tax Hikes

For five years, there have been reductions in state and federal funding for schools. Now, many school districts across Pennsylvania plan to balance their budgets by increasing property taxes or reducing staff.

06/16/2015

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WVU Completes Purchase Of Mountain State Campus

West Virginia University has sealed its purchase of the former Mountain State University campus in Beckley.

06/01/2015

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Local Grand Jury Charges Chinese Students In Conspiracy Aimed At U.S. Universities

Fifteen Chinese nationals — almost all in their 20s — have been indicted by a Pittsburgh grand jury for using fake Chinese passports and hired test-takers to take SATs and other standardized exams in order to gain admission to American universities.

05/28/2015

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Governor Optimistic That Property Tax Relief Is On Its Way

Gov. Tom Wolf was back in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, this time to meet with Pittsburgh School District educators at Roosevelt Elementary School in Carrick.

05/19/2015

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Teacher’s Career Comes Full Circle After Educating Whole Family

The cycle of learning has come full circle in Dianne Rotz’s third grade class.

05/18/2015

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Pittsburgh Hosts International Science And Engineering Fair

Science fair winners from all over the world have come to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

05/14/2015

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Local Everest Institute Remains Open Despite Closures Elsewhere

When students showed up to class at the Everest Institute in downtown Pittsburgh, the doors were still open.

04/27/2015

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Audit Says State-Owned Universities Need To Better Track Crime, Sex Bias

Pennsylvania’s system of 14 state-owned universities should do a better job of tracking crimes and sex discrimination, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Monday as he released a performance audit of the agency.

04/27/2015

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Addition Of Local Jobs Means Good News For College Grads

The certainty of college life this time of year gives way to the unknown of the future.

04/24/2015

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