Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 2:53pm
The decision to replace the entire staff of an elementary school here, where two former teachers stand accused of molesting students, sparked protests from some parents and students and applause from others.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 3:41pm
Biyan Zhou wanted to major in engineering. Her mother and her academic adviser also wanted her to major in it, given the apparent career opportunities for engineers in a tough job market.
But during her sophomore year at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Zhou switched her major from electrical and computer engineering to a double major in psychology and policy management. Workers who majored in psychology have median earnings that are $38,000 below those of computer engineering majors, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by Georgetown University.
Pittsburgh Public Schools was the focus this year of a competition at UC Berkeley in addition to winning a $40 million grant from the Gates Foundation for their Empowering Effective Teachers initiative.