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Lawmakers Take Aim At Zero Tolerance Policies After KD Investigation

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Have zero tolerance polices gone too far? A Pittsburgh high school student forgets he has a box cutter in his pocket after cutting a Christmas tree off the family car and sets […]

02/26/2014

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Parents Question Schools’ Zero Tolerance Policies

In December, Sebastian Tomasits and his mother bought a Christmas tree and tied it to the roof of their car.

02/25/2014

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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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Corbett Proposes 2014 Budget Amidst Criticism From Democrats

It’s been a tough three years, Gov. Tom Corbett told legislators, but he’s putting Pennsylvania on the right track.

02/04/2014

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Snow Days Being Replaced By Cyber Days

“Snow Days” are becoming a thing of the past at some local schools.

01/08/2014

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Frigid Temperatures Set In, Schools Close

The first winter storm of 2014 scattered inches of snow across the area, but now bitterly cold temperatures have a grip on Pittsburgh.

01/03/2014

Pa. Dept. Of Education Releases School Scores

The State Department of Education released the performance scores this month for every traditional, charter, cyber and technical school in Pennsylvania.

12/26/2013

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More Snow To Blanket The Area Tuesday

Pennsylvanians are getting ready to shovel snow from a modest storm early Tuesday, about a day after an icy mix delivered the first punch, closing schools and causing headaches for morning commuters.

12/09/2013

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EpiPens Now Available In Schools In 27 States

Sixteen states passed legislation this year making epinephrine available in school in case a child has a severe allergic reaction. This now brings the total to 27 states.

10/18/2013

Pittsburgh Public Schools Looking For Feedback

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08/02/2013

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Strengthening North Side Schools

Chris Moore talked to Terri Lee and Brittany Cheeks of Jehoshabeath Eli about strengthening North Side schools in Pittsburgh.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/23/2013

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NRA Study: U.S. Schools Should Train Selected Staffers To Carry Weapons

Schools across the nation should train selected staff members to carry weapons and should each have at least one armed security officer to make students safer and allow a quicker response to an attack, the director of a National Rifle Association-sponsored study said Tuesday.

04/02/2013

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Teachers Seek Out Gun Training For Student’s Protection

Teachers in Texas and Ohio are now taking firearms training courses after the tragedy in Connecticut.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/09/2013

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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.

08/01/2012

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What Is To Blame For Academically Failing Schools?

KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA by Nate Benefield, a policy analyst for the Pa. Commonwealth Foundation to talk about there being more violence at academically failing schools.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/27/2012

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