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Pittsburgh Public Schools Hand Out Over $2 Million In Bonuses

Pittsburgh Public Schools are giving out more than $2 million in bonuses. According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, teachers and union workers at 10 schools showing growth in student achievement received the bonuses.

11/19/2012

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Power Still Out, Kids Still Not Back To School In Preston County, W.Va.

The prettiness of the snow-capped hills of Preston County offers no hint of the hardships of the past 10 days.

11/08/2012

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Superintendent Talks Back To Class For Pittsburgh Public Schools

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk Pittsburgh Public School’s Superintendent Dr Linda Lane about what students and parents can expect this year.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/30/2012

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Seton-La Salle Catholic Students Excited For Chromebooks

High school students at Seton-La Salle Catholic are on the fast track on the information super highway. Going back to school was a little less painful as every student is getting a Google Chromebook.

08/28/2012

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Kids, Parents Excited For New School Year

After three months of pure bliss, it’s time to roll up the sleeves and get back to school and many are excited to get going this year.

08/27/2012

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New School Year Reminds Us To Watch For Buses

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Shawn Houck, Safety Officer for PennDOT, about what the laws are when approaching school buses or crossing kids.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/27/2012

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‘Redshirting Kindergarteners’ Becoming A Growing Trend

There’s a growing trend where parents are holding their children back to start kindergarten when they’re older. Whether it’s for academic, athletic or social reasons, many parents think that by being older, their kids will have an edge.

06/11/2012

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KD Investigation: Superintendent Salaries On The Rise

Schools are being closed, teachers are being laid off and programs are being cut as more school districts struggle with budget shortfalls. However, a KDKA investigation found that the pay and compensation for school superintendents in the region is quickly on the rise.

11/14/2011

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Pittsburgh Montessori School Closed Due To Norovirus

Pittsburgh Montessori PreK-8 is closed today while cleaning crews work to disinfect the building after a likely outbreak of norovirus. Officials say a high volume of both staff and students have become ill.

10/28/2011

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Are School Vouchers The Right Idea?

KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino talks to Tom Gentzel, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania School Board Association, about the ongoing debate of school vouchers for the students of the commonwealth. Listen to Robert Mangino every weeknight from […]

10/12/2011

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U.S. Education Secretary Visits Local School

The United States Education Secretary’s message was the link between education and the economy as he kicked off a three-day bus tour right here in Pittsburgh.

09/07/2011

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Best Afterschool Programs In Pittsburgh

Looking for reliable, affordable childcare in the hours between the time school lets out and the workday ends? Many Pittsburgh agencies and organizations offer quality programs across the city that provide a safe place for kids and helps supplements their education.

09/02/2011

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Asthma Expert Talks About Protecting Kids From “September Spike”

Ever heard of the “September Spike?” Every year, it happens around the third week of September. It’s when cases of asthma increase in local schools.

08/31/2011

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Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten?

Is your child ready for kindergarten — or should you wait a year before enrolling him or her? One expert explains what to look for in your child to help make that sometimes difficult decision.

08/26/2011

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Community Outreach Eases Transition To Kindergarten

Kindergarten is not legally required in Pennsylvania, so the University of Pittsburgh has started community efforts to help increase enrollment and make sure kids are in the classroom by the first day of school.

08/25/2011

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