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A+ Schools releases report on what is, isn't working in schools

“What happens in schools matters.” This, according to Carey Harris, Executive Director of A+ Schools, succinctly summarizes the key findings released tonight in a new report from A+ Schools. The report summarized data and analysis of interviews...

 

Press Club will award scholarship

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania will award a second scholarship this year to a deserving undergraduate journalism student. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded in addition to the $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship that is in its ninth...

 

Medical Society Alliance scholarship

The Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance, in conjunction with The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, is offering multiple $2,500 scholarships to Pennsylvania residents attending an accredited Pennsylvania medical school full-time as a...

 

Nursing scholarships are available from PA Registered Nurses Club

Scholarship opportunities are available from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club to nursing students entering their final year of studies in a diploma, associate degree or Bachelor of Science degree. Nurses actively pursuing advance...

 

Ready Freddy teaming with Arlington PreK-2 to improve the attendance of kindergarteners

Starting this fall, parents of children attending kindergarten at Arlington PreK-2 are receiving friendly supportive calls when their children are absent from school, through a partnership between...

 

Walk for One Promise to make a stop at Phillips

Walk for One Promise, a grassroots fundraiser shining a light on the Pittsburgh Promise, will make a stop at Pittsburgh Phillips at approximately 1 p.m. on October 18. The 13-mile Walk for One Promise features individuals and teaks completing the...

 

MGR Youth Rally is today at Brashear HS

Today, Tuesday, Aug. 5, more than 400 students of all ages from across Pittsburgh will gather at Pittsburgh Brashear High School to participate in the 2014 MGR Youth Rally for Change. Now in its eighth year, the assembly will aim to confront the issu...

 

COTRAIC accepting applications for school

The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, Head Start Program, is accepting applications for the upcoming school year. Families who meet income guidelines and have children ages three through five years of age are eligible. Meals, snacks...

 

Ready Freddy kindergarten event at Arlington Pre-K -2 School

Parents of children entering kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year are invited to bring their children to a Ready Freddy ‘Kindergarten Transition Event’ on Wednesday, May 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Arlington primary school, 2429 Charcot Stree...

 

Citizens Banks offering scholarship for students' community service efforts

To help students manage the cost of college and reward them for their volunteer efforts, Citizens Bank announced it is again offering the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship. Now in its fourth year, Citizens Bank will award a total of $50,000 in college...

 

High school students invited to enter creative writing contest

Creative teens with a passion for writing can express themselves through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 2014 Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest. Open to all high school students (grades 9 through 12) in Allegheny County, the contest is an...

 

Nominate for Carrick High School Hall of Fame

Nominations are open for deserving former Carrick High athletes to the Carrick High Alumni Sports Hall of Fame. Successful nominees will be installed at a luncheon on Sunday, May 25 at the South Hills Country Club. The criteria for a former...

 

PA Liquor Control Board extends deadline for student alcohol awareness video contest

Because of weather-related school closings, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will extend the deadline for its inaugural High/Middle School Alcohol Awareness Video Contest by one week. The PLCB received an overwhelmingly positive response to the...

 

Annual 'Words to be Heard' scholarship contest underway

Western Pennsylvania high school seniors are encouraged to enter the Eighth Annual “Words to be Heard” Scholarship Contest sponsored by Edgar Snyder & Associates. The law firm is asking seniors to create programs that will prevent their peers...

 

School Board swears in new area board members

Following last week’s Swearing-In Ceremony, four newly elected district representatives joined the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board. Cynthia Ann Falls, District 7; Terry Kennedy, District 5; Carolyn Klug, District 9; and Sylvia Wilson, District 1,...

 

Nursing scholarships available to area students

Scholarship opportunities are provided by the Southwestern Registered Nurses Club to nursing students entering their final year of studies or who are actively pursuing advanced education in nursing. Students from Allegheny, Washington and...

 

Kindergarten... Here I come! at Children's Museum

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host its ninth annual Kindergarten... Here I come! event on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. supported by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Agora Cyber Charter School and Hi5! Children entering...

 

Ready Freddy kindergarten club is in Arlington

Parents of children eligible for kindergarten in Pittsburgh Public Schools the 2013-2014 school year are invited to participate in Ready Freddy Kindergarten Clubs. Ready Freddy, a transition program designed to ease the move into kindergarten, offers...

 

Adult tutors needed to help area children learn to read

OASIS is looking for tutors to help children in the neighborhood learn to read. No teaching experience is necessary. Free training will be given to mature adults 50 and over. All materials, books, and supplies are provided by OASIS. Training...

 

Gordon J. Ruffin

Army Pfc. Gordon J. Ruffin has graduated from the Chaplain Assistant Advanced Individual Training course at the Chaplain School, Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. The course emphasized religious support, development of interpersonal skills, and unit...

 

Ready Freddy Welcome to Kindergarten transition event at Arlington PreK-2 June 5

Parents of children entering kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year are invited to a special ‘Welcome to Arlington’ kindergarten transition event Wednesday, June 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Pittsburgh Arlington PreK-2 school, 2429 Charcot Street...

 

Scholarship to learn to play guitar

Pittsburgh Guitars on South Side is offering scholarships for eight free guitar lessons with an experienced instructor. To apply for a scholarship, submit either a short essay or video submission answering, “How do you best express your passion...

 

Peters Scholarship applications available

Applications for the Georgina Chamberlain Peters Scholarship are now available. The annual award is presented by The Brashear Association at its awards luncheon, Bravo, Brashear!, held in late October. The Peters Scholarship is given to an...

 

End hunger essay contest

The deadline is quickly approaching for Olive Garden’s Pasta Tales essay writing contest, which asks students “How would you help end hunger in your community?” Through Friday, March 22, Olive Garden’s Pasta Tales contest gives students in...

 

Kohl’s Cares scholarship nominations are due now

The Kohl’s Department Stores Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program will award more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes this year. Ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to $10,000 scholarships, more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a...

 

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