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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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Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Recycling Called “Spotty At Best”

Last year, we found that Pittsburgh Public Schools like Minadeo in Squirrel Hill did not recycle, and that cardboard, bottles and cans – that were actually sorted inside the school – were being thrown in the dumpsters outside and hauled away to landfills with the general trash.

06/07/2014

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2 Teens Seriously Injured, Hit Street Sign While Sticking Heads Out School Bus Window

Two eighth graders from the Barack Obama Academy in the Pittsburgh Public School District were injured while hanging out of a school bus after classes on Wednesday.

06/04/2014

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Power Outages Close 4 Pittsburgh Public Schools

Some powerful storms moved through the area Tuesday night, which caused some significant damage and power outages.

05/28/2014

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4th Grader Caught Smoking Pot In School, Faces Discipline

An elementary school student is facing punishment after Pittsburgh Public School officials say she was caught smoking marijuana in a school restroom.

05/23/2014

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Study Recommends Changes For Pittsburgh Public Schools

A report that rates the faculty at Pittsburgh’s Public Schools suggests that the district needs to make some changes.

05/22/2014

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12 Diagnosed With Whooping Cough At Taylor Allderdice High School

Pittsburgh Public Schools officials and the Allegheny County Health Department have confirmed 11 cases of whooping cough at a city high school.

05/14/2014

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Brashear High School’s AP Courses Featured In “The New York Times”

Advanced placement classes were once reserved for gifted students only. But Brashear High School has opened the door to others, as long as they are willing to work.

05/08/2014

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Student Accused Of Making Threat

A 17-year-old student in the Pittsburgh Public School District was taken into custody Friday afternoon after allegedly making a threat.

05/02/2014

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11-Year-Old Girl Facing Charges After Bringing Knives To School

An 11-year-old girl in the fifth grade at Sunnyside Elementary School in Pittsburgh’s Stanton Heights neighborhood is facing charges after she allegedly brought two kitchen knives to school this week.

04/11/2014

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CEO Out, Checks & Balances Implemented At Urban Pathways Charter School

A KD investigation exposed wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars at the Urban Pathways Charter School.

03/19/2014

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Drops Idea Of Acquiring August Wilson Center

A western Pennsylvania school district has abandoned the idea of acquiring Pittsburgh’s struggling August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

02/28/2014

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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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Pittsburgh Public Schools Facing Tough Decisions

Pittsburgh Public Schools are running an $18 million dollar budget and could be broke in two years without dramatic cuts.

02/05/2014

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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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