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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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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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