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Teachers Union Opposes $40 Mil Grant’s New Evaluation System

Gathering in the cold, community leaders and parents called on the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers to adopt high standards of evaluation — saying lower standards hurt teachers, parents.

02/17/2014

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Patrick Gallagher Named As Pitt’s New Chancellor

The University of Pittsburgh has chosen a new chancellor.

02/08/2014

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3 Pittsburgh Public Schools Achieve STAR Status

It certainly is a bright, sunny day at Sunnyside Pre-K to 8 in Stanton Heights.

02/04/2014

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Corbett Proposes 2014 Budget Amidst Criticism From Democrats

It’s been a tough three years, Gov. Tom Corbett told legislators, but he’s putting Pennsylvania on the right track.

02/04/2014

Rob Pratte Celebrates Catholic Schools

Rob Pratte talks to Ron Zangaro, principal in waiting of Holy Family Academy about students participating in work-study programs that allow them to recieve a Catholic education as well as gaining valuable work experience to prepare them for life outside of the classroom.

01/30/2014

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Pittsburgh Public School Board Rejects Selling Some Vacant Properties

The Pittsburgh Public School District is $20 million in the hole and will become bankrupt in 2016 if the situation is not addressed.

01/29/2014

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Pittsburgh Public Schools First Up In Statewide Education Audit

Any way you do the math, Pittsburgh Public Schools, as well as some suburban schools, are seriously in danger of a flunking grade in financial health.

01/27/2014

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Movement Underway To End Forced Busing In Woodland Hills

The creation of the Woodland Hills School District spawned protests and required the forced busing of minority students.

01/15/2014

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Peduto Asks Gates Foundation For More Time To Save School Grant

Mayor Bill Peduto says he’s asking the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for more time to save a $40 million grant for Pittsburgh Public Schools.

01/09/2014

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Pitt Engineering Gets A Jolt With New Power Lab

It seems everyday there is a new gizmo or gadget that is supposed to make life easier or better — and most of those devices run on electricity.

01/09/2014

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$40 Million Gates Grant To Pittsburgh Public Schools May Be In Jeopardy

Four years ago, amid great excitement, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Pittsburgh Public Schools an extraordinary grant — $40 million to become a national model of improving teaching in the classroom.

01/08/2014

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Brashear HS Students Break Through Language Barrier As Nepali Population Grows

Tenth grade student Shubunam Magar pays close attention in her English Language class.

12/27/2013

Pa. Dept. Of Education Releases School Scores

The State Department of Education released the performance scores this month for every traditional, charter, cyber and technical school in Pennsylvania.

12/26/2013

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Selected Schools Offer To ‘Take In’ Students Whose School Shut Abruptly

On Monday, Kylee Scott of Ford City was one of the students given 30 minutes notice that her school, Oakbridge Academy of the Arts, was closing its doors.

12/20/2013

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Teacher Drug Testing Bill Advances In Harrisburg

Teachers on drugs is a growing problem, says one official who wants to stop it.

12/17/2013

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