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Editorial: Police should focus on protecting students, not forcefully disciplining them

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 10, 2015

In the post-Newtown era, public schools are seemingly a hotbed of violence, forcing policymakers to step in to ensure students’ safety and peace of mind. Increasing police presence in school is one strategy, but without tailored training in dealing with young students, officers can’t make students ...

Editorial: PA universities stuck at the top of the tuition climb

Editorial: PA universities stuck at the top of the tuition climb

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 4, 2015

Pennsylvania’s education system is in a state of disarray. The budget crisis is leaving primary schools without state funding, forcing many to rely on bank loans to pay the bills. Meanwhile, the situation for our state colleges is similarly dire, with students shouldering the weight of the problem....

Facilitate innovation, offer computer science classes

Facilitate innovation, offer computer science classes

By Matt Moret / Columnist

September 21, 2015

In many high school classes, there is always one kid who feels the need to raise a hand and ask the most frustrating question known to academia: “So when are we ever going to need this?” Perhaps these students feel as though their classes no longer prepare them for the shifting world they will ev...

Editorial: Schools should address student trauma

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 7, 2015

The reasons behind a student’s poor performance in school tend to extend far beyond the classroom — they are usually found in the home. Emotional trauma caused by a poor home life affects countless students across the country — something school districts in Allegheny County, like Mt. Lebanon...

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