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CCBC Air Traffic Controller Students Rejected By FAA Over New Hiring Process

Some students at a local school that trains air traffic controllers are getting bad news: rejections from the FAA because of a new way of hiring.

07/11/2014

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Sneak Peek Inside New Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School

One by one, Catholic schools in Pittsburgh close their doors, as declining enrollments take their toll.

07/09/2014

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Wolf Says He Will Raise Certain Taxes

Last month, Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett leveled this charge against his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.

06/19/2014

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Local Schools Closing As Enrollment Declines

Several local schools are closing because of declining enrollment.

06/15/2014

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Survey Paints Bleak Picture Of Pa. School Funding

A survey of the financial condition of Pennsylvania’s public schools shows a discouraging pattern of property-tax increases, cutbacks in school programs and employee layoffs.

06/05/2014

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Pa. Cyber School Founder Files Motion To Have Charges Thrown Out

He created an empire — a revolution in cyber education. But federal prosecutors say instead of serving cyber students, Nick Trombetta siphoned off $8 million in taxpayer dollars to fund his own lavish lifestyle.

06/04/2014

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Brashear High School’s AP Courses Featured In “The New York Times”

Advanced placement classes were once reserved for gifted students only. But Brashear High School has opened the door to others, as long as they are willing to work.

05/08/2014

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Chatham University Trustees Vote To Admit Men To Undergraduate College

The Board of Trustees at Chatham University has voted to approve the admission of men to its undergraduate college for the first time in its 145-year-old history.

05/01/2014

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Local Students Learn Important Lessons While Raising, Releasing Trout

The waters of Peters Creek pass through a quiet corner of South Park as four Baldwin-Whitehall school buses roll into a nearby parking lot.

04/25/2014

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CCAC’s New President Looking To Move College Forward

The president of the Community College of Allegheny County has only been in that position for a few weeks, but he already has some specific goals about how to make the school better.

04/23/2014

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Acting Secretary Of Education For Governor Corbett Discusses The Education Budget

Governor Corbett’s administration has reached a historic high with a $10.1 billion in the budget for public education and $12 billion for support of pre-K and higher education. Acting Secretary of Education, Carolyn Dumaresq joined Mike Pintek to talk about education and the budget.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/19/2014

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Later School Start Time Could Increase Student Achievement

A new study shows that if you were to push back the start time by a half hour or an hour you will drastically improve your students achievement levels. The change will also lower risks of fighting, car accidents, and help the student’s hormones develop.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/19/2014

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Penguins Foundation Donates Kindles To Avalon Elementary

It wasn’t a playoff pep rally, but it’s close. The kids at Avalon Elementary are singing the team’s praises after the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation donated 20 Kindle Fire tablets to their school.

03/13/2014

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Chatham U. Alum: “Women’s Education” Something “Worth Preserving”

Chatham University is looking into going coed in order to save their dwindling enrollment numbers.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/11/2014

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Black History Month: Omega Dr. Carter G. Woodson Academy

A local chapter of a national fraternity — that was motivated by the challenges facing many black children — has created a useful program.

02/21/2014

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