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Success Schools takes charge of 3 more schools

In the fall, three schools in the Pittsburgh Public School District will begin implementing an alternative education model in the hopes of transforming their school culture and creating a positive learning environment.  At the beginning of July, the PPS school board voted to hire Success Schools, which currently operates Clayton Academy, the

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Northside Oldtimers: Curbing violence through fun activities

For the sixth consecutive year, the Northside Oldtimers organization’s Unity Gathering successfully brought together young and old residents of various North Side neighborhoods in an effort to stop violence before it starts.

“We promote unity in the community and our motto is ‘save one, job done’ and what we hope to do is stop the viole

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Miles fight continues

On Aug. 8, the jury in the Jordan Miles civil rights case reached a partial verdict in finding the three officers accused of beating Miles, not guilty of malicious prosecution. On the other two claims of false arrest and excessive force, the jury could not reach a verdict.

MILES FAMILY—The Miles family, front row, from left:
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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Beaver School Board president stresses preparation

by Joby Brown
For New Pittsburgh Courier

(BEAVER COUNTY)— Cynthia Cook, president of the Big Beaver Falls Area School Board, says that in order for our students to be prepared for today’s evolving job market requirements, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania needs to adjust their budget and contribute to the school districts the amount that is required t

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh