Controversial Education Bill Both Divides, Unites Teachers & School BoardsSchool boards applaud a bill, they say, could help them control spending in public education by allowing teacher lay-offs when economically required.
State Lawmaker Takes On So-Called ‘Ghost Teachers’Pennsylvania Rep. Rick Saccone is taking the issue of so-called "ghost teachers," but critics say it's a union busting move.
Pittsburgh School Teachers, Workers Vote To Extend ContractsThe union representing Pittsburgh public school teachers and other employees says members have voted overwhelmingly to ratify extensions to the contracts with the Pittsburgh School District through June 2017.
Peduto Asks Gates Foundation For More Time To Save School GrantMayor 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.
Education Advocates Protest Funding Cuts In HarrisburgHundreds of teachers and public school supporters rallied in Harrisburg Tuesday afternoon hoping to stall school closings and layoffs this fall.
Donations Result In Summer Reading Books For City Kindergarteners Summer break is just days away for students of the Pittsburgh City School District. While students will be out of the classroom, they will still be learning thanks to a generous donation to the district's kindergarteners.
8th Grader Attacks Art Teacher At Greenfield SchoolAn eighth grade student attacked his art teacher at Pittsburgh Greenfield K-8 School. An irate parent said her daughter came home traumatized from witnessing the attack.
State Rep. Introduces Bill To Ban Teachers Strikes In Pa.State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Cranberry Township, says it's time to ban teacher strikes in Pennsylvania and he and other legislators have a bill to do just that.