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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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$40 Million Gates Grant To Pittsburgh Public Schools May Be In Jeopardy

Four years ago, amid great excitement, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Pittsburgh Public Schools an extraordinary grant — $40 million to become a national model of improving teaching in the classroom.

01/08/2014

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Bus Issues Cause Problems For Local School Districts

With the wind chills easing a bit, most schools tried to get by with a two-hour delay Wednesday morning.

01/08/2014

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City Schools Superintendent Says Decision To Call Off School Is Not Exact Science

School districts throughout the region are weighing the decision whether to close, delay or open on time Wednesday morning.

01/07/2014

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Police Breakup Large Fight At Perry High School

Police with Pittsburgh Public Schools is investigating after a large fight reportedly broke out this morning at Perry High School.

12/05/2013

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Dr. Lane Gives State Of The Pittsburgh Public School District Report

The superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools released her ‚Äústate of the district” report Wednesday morning.

12/04/2013

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Talks Break Down Between Teachers Union And District Over Evaluations

Pittsburgh Public Schools have become ground zero in a national debate over evaluating teachers.

12/03/2013

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Judge Calls For Investigation After Brashear H.S. Shooting

District Judge James A. Motznik is calling for an investigation into the recent shooting at Brashear High School.

11/15/2013

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