Education

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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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Turzai Says Governor’s Tax On Shale Drilling Hurts Drilling Industry

House Speaker Mike Turzai, a Marshall Republican, convened an energy forum with some of his House colleagues at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale on Friday morning.

03/27/2015

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Consumer Advocate Says Governor’s Sales Tax Plan Could Make Things Worse

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to expand the sales tax to include a list of items that aren’t taxed now.

03/18/2015

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Governor Looks To Expand Sales Tax To Boost Funding For Education

They are things you buy all the time – from non-prescription drugs to candy to concert tickets and haircuts – and they are all tax-free in Pennsylvania. That is, at least for now.

03/18/2015

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Gov. Wolf Tours New Castle School, Pledging More State Money

New Castle Area School District gave Gov. Tom Wolf quite a welcome, as he pitched his budget plan of $400 million more in state money for basic education funding.

03/18/2015

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Gov. Wolf Visits CCAC As Part Of ‘Schools That Teach’ Tour

Gov. Tom Wolf is in town today, showing his support for our local schools.

03/10/2015

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Steel Valley Classes Cancelled, Teachers Prepared To Strike

Classes next week have been cancelled at the Steel Valley School District.

03/06/2015

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Expert Crunches Numbers On Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed trade off — lower property taxes, but higher income and sales taxes — is getting mixed reaction.

03/03/2015

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Wolf Seeks Billions In Higher Taxes For Schools, Tax Revamp

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid and shift education funding away from local property taxes.

03/03/2015

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Democrats Say Wolf’s Budget Proposal Will Be Ambitious

More details of Gov. Tom Wolf’s forthcoming budget proposal emerged Monday, as top Democratic lawmakers said Wolf’s ambitious proposal must be considered as a whole, rather than as pieces.

03/02/2015

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