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Rockets and ‘Rithmetic: Engineers’ Tutoring Pays Off For Students

What do you get when you add pizza, probability, teenagers and engineers? Improved test scores, students say.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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STEM Education: The Campaign To Recruit STEM Educators

The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.

08/27/2014

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Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?

While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.

08/27/2014

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the 2014 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Champions from the University of Central Florida, in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, in Washington, D.C., August 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Cyber Champions Tour Washington

A team of students from the University of Central Florida won the Raytheon-sponsored National Cyber Collegiate Defense Competition earlier this year.

08/27/2014

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Pittsburgh Most Livable City in Continental U.S.

Once again, Pittsburgh has been named the most livable city in the continental United States.

08/26/2014

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Changes In Place As Pittsburgh Public Schools Students Return To Class

Students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools were met with some changes as they returned to the classroom today.

08/25/2014

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Pittsburgh Public Schools To Provide Free Lunches To All Students

When students return to the Pittsburgh Public Schools for the coming year, they will get something many students in other school districts won’t get.

08/20/2014

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Free iTunes App Designed To Help Pa. Students Pass Keystone Exams

Jessica Schuster Papariello has been teaching biology for nearly 10 years at the Fox Chapel Area High School, and she was part of the state’s Department of Education team to develop a new Apple iTunes application to help students prepare for the Keystone Exams.

08/19/2014

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New Pitt Chancellor Takes Over

The University of Pittsburgh has a new chancellor.

08/01/2014

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$40M Education Grant Could Be Saved By State’s Ruling

Teacher evaluations are at the center of billionaire Bill Gates’ effort to improve public education in America.

07/29/2014

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Wolf: Wealthy Should Pay More To Cut School Taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he’d look to increase income taxes on Pennsylvania’s higher earners to expand the state’s share of public education funding.

07/26/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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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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