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Pennsylvania’s Lack of Teachers of Color is Worsened by an Educator Shortage

By Sabrina Bodon, Point Park News Service Of the 31 teachers in the elementary school where she teaches, Pharlan Ives is the only teacher of color. She tries not to think about it. LaRita Stewart, a fourth grade teacher at Highland Elementary in Ambridge, Pa., understands what that’s like; she’s the only African-American teacher her whole school district. “Nobody needed... Read More

Raising hope: Pittsburgh women seek peace through activism

By Brandon M. Flournoy, Point Park News Service: Jamilah Lahijuddin, a woman who is deeply involved in teaching even though she does not have a degree, makes it her duty to educate troubled Pittsburgh youth who struggle passing classes. Nazura Asaseyeduru, a community organizer and activist, strives to organize urban communities to establish social and economic unity. Candice Walker, an artist,... Read More

Even Crazy Dreams Come True

By Katelyn Howard, Point Park News Service: I am a stylish, independent woman studying public relations and advertising in the gorgeous city of Pittsburgh. This blog will chronicle my journey as I use confidence, hard work,and a little bit of sparkle to get what I want from my career, my relationships and my life. Join me at Read More

Math symposium introduces students to Ancient Chinese surveying

By Deandra Williamson Point Park News Service While standing on Mon Wharf, James Gualtieri and Drevin Galentine and a group of high school students calculated the height of Mt. Washington with an ancient Chinese surveying technique using sticks, strings, and a measuring tape. The students created ratios and equations and were able to compute approximately the height of Mt. Washington.... Read More

Local education programs impact student success

By Tinamaria Colaizzi Point Park News Service Before receiving a Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship, a graduate of the Creative and Performing Arts High School thought studying fine arts at Carnegie Mellon University would be financially impossible. Through the Executive Scholar Program, one recent graduate has the opportunity to complete an internship at PNC Bank alongside his college studies in Economics. The... Read More