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Pittsburgh Bridge collapse ‘takes your breath away,’ NTSB chair said

The National Transportation Safety Board team arrived in Pittsburgh Friday night, hours after the bridge collapsed at 6:40 a.m., injuring 10 people and sending several cars and a Port Authority bus careening with it as it crumpled into a ravine in Frick Park.

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Updated: September 8, 2021 | 2:58 pm

Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent resigns amid ethics controversy, transportation fallout

A recent report from the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission faulted Anthony Hamlet for problems that include his handling of travel reimbursements.

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Pittsburgh suspends fewer young students after suspension ban, but racial disparities remain

While suspensions drastically decreased in kindergarten through 2nd grace, the report found, schools were still suspending students for nonviolent offenses even after the ban was put in place.

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Child care worker subsidy replaced an award that Pennsylvania providers say incentivized staff higher education

Under the change about 33,000 workers qualify for a one-time $600 Pandemic Relief Award. A spokesperson for the Department of Human Services said that during a disaster period states have greater flexibility in how to use federal child care dollars.

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Pa. temporarily expands SNAP eligibility for college students

The temporary changes in eligibility will extend through the end of the COVID-19 health emergency, which the Biden administration has said is expected to last throughout 2021.

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How one Pittsburgh area school district is trying to reach its 650 Nepali families

This school year the Baldwin-Whitehall district is piloting the Talking Points smartphone app that allows teachers to send translated text messages.

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‘I was honest’: How educators addressed the insurrection at the Capitol

Jadyn Gibson’s African-American literature class spent last Thursday discussing the foreshadowing and tension they had felt building during President Donald Trump’s administration.

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Pittsburgh schools to return to full virtual learning after one week with some in-person classes

Pittsburgh Public Schools students and staff who returned to buildings this week for the first time since March will again return to learning and teaching from home on Monday.

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Pitt tightens student restrictions after coronavirus cases spike

Pitt wants students to have to shelter-in-place for two weeks – only leaving their homes for necessary trips like in-person classes or work.

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