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Pittsburgh Public Schools plans to re-launch teacher diversity initiative with 2 local universities

In return for participating in the initiative, the teachers must agree to teach in high-needs Pittsburgh Public Schools for three years once they are certified.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Lead, asbestos contamination shuts down Pennsylvania schools

Students at three Pennsylvania schools had been told to stay home amid concerns over lead and asbestos contamination.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Five of the country’s most economically segregated school district borders are in western Pa.

A national study identified Western Pennsylvania as an “inequality belt” where several districts’ students are isolated in a high-poverty school district and a neighboring affluent community is supported by a healthy local economy.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

‘We are not crying wolf’: Philly teachers union to sue district over asbestos, other hazards

The union representing Philadelphia public school teachers says it will sue the school district over its handling of asbestos, lead and mold problems that has shuttered schools and sparked a backlash from parents.

By Nicholas Pugliese/WHYY