No Child Left Behind

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‘Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing Education

Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.


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State Issues New Grading System For School Performance

A report card on all public schools in Pennsylvania will be issued Sept. 30, the state’s Secretary of Education announced Wednesday morning.


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North Huntingdon Commissioners: Backyard Chickens Are “Regression”

The commissioners of a western Pennsylvania bedroom community have rejected a push by some residents to allow them to raise small flocks of chickens in the backyards of their suburban lots.


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Tuesday’s KDKA Afternoon News: January 8, 2013

Just in case you were busy and missed portions of the Tuesday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News, here’s some of the highlights of the show.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/08/2013

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Test Scores Drop In Pittsburgh Public Schools

The Pittsburgh Public Schools District had been making steady improvement, but the 2012 PSSA exams showed a decline in academic performance district-wide in both math and reading.



Pittsburgh Public Schools Reach Important Milestone

Today was the first day of school for Pittsburgh Public Schools. Dr. Linda Lane, superintendent, announced the district achieved Adequate Yearly Progress.


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Obama Urges Pa. Lawmakers To Save Education

Fresh from a major address affirming the importance of public education, President Barack Obama told KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano he understood Pennsylvania’s budget dilemma which has hurt local schools.