There hasn't been much activity in Brownsville, Pa. in some years, but to visit the town, it's impossible not to be affected by its remnants and by its ghosts.
What does it mean to opt out? The simple answer, in the context of the public school reform movement, is when a parent pulls their child from state mandated high-stakes testing.
Today, Hollywood is alive again in the cities and valleys of Western PA and its surrounding areas.
Hines Ward represents everything about the city of Pittsburgh we're the most proud of: he's tough, he's a great mentor, he's selfless, he's a team player, he's loyal, he's good-looking, and he flashes a smile bright enough to cut through the dreariest and grayest of skies.
Big hotels can sometimes offer luxuries that enhance romantic getaways, but there's nothing quite like the personal treatment you'll get at a boutique B&B.
The Republican legislative leaders have been saying the same things. Yet if their own, personal, political fortunes are at stake, is taxpayer money suddenly no object? If it takes 25 million dollars to facilitate a Republican gerrymander for 2012, does that money suddenly appear?
Fabricated is an exhibit curated by Melissa Stafford and is taking place at the Tremaine Gallery at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. The show "examines, through photography, the relationship between the individual and his or her designed environment."
Pennsylvania lost a congressional seat as the result of not gaining enough people relative to other states. The GOP took full control of the state go...
In Governor Corbett's 2011-12 budget and his budget freeze, Pennsylvania's state-owned universities lost more than $112 million in Harrisburg funding. Put together, his proposed budget would mean that the state university system will have lost $175 million in funds 2010.
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We want the end of punitive high stakes testing that labels children, teachers and schools as failures. We do not want our tax dollars going to the pockets of testing and data companies. We refuse to allow our community-based public school be labeled as "failing."
As I attended President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, I was not alone. This invitation was an honor, but my dedication to education is not exceptional or unique. Because, for all teachers, it is our students that keep us going.
The natural gas industry uses millions of gallons of fresh water for its hydraulic fracturing process, water that becomes contaminated with a witches brew of assorted toxins, carcinogens and low-level radioactive materials.
As natural gas wells spring up like noxious neighbors across the U.S., rural residents and public officials are increasingly worried about emerging health threats in their communities.
Much is known of the Montgomery bus boycott that Martin Luther King led in the 1950s. But rarely do we hear about his position against capital punishment.
I'm sitting in a warm, sweet-smelling bakery, ogling a fig danish in the glass case while slurping down homemade cream of tomato soup.