Pittsburgh Public Schools

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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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Pittsburgh School Board Brainstorms Possible Future Uses Of August Wilson Center

Pittsburgh School Board member Mark Brentley told the conservator appointed by the courts to handle a possible sale of the August Wilson Center that at least an ad hoc committee of the board is interested in finding out what it would take to buy the facility.

01/31/2014

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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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$415K Given For Asthma Study Of Pittsburgh Kids

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Heinz Endowments has given researchers $415,000 to study whether asthma rates among Pittsburgh Public Schools students are as bad as school nurses say. As many as half of the district’s 26,000 […]

01/21/2014

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Peduto Asks Gates Foundation For More Time To Save School Grant

Mayor 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.

01/09/2014

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