Education + Learning

Education + Learning

Shady Side Academy has taken science education to a whole new level with the opening of the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation on its 130-acre Senior School campus in Fox Chapel this past fall. The 22,000-square-foot, Gold LEED-certified...
When the news broke in 2014 about evaluated lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s water, I, like many parents, was outraged. Thousands of residents had drank polluted Flint River water for 18 months before the disaster was even recognized. Many...
  For those who have never lived in or experienced Homewood on a community level you probably only know what you see on the news. Often the negative is highlighted and the true heart of the community is overlooked. Homewood...
Dear Class of 2018, I remember you. Before fidget-spinners and dabbing, you danced Gangnam Style down the hallways and into my heart. You were my first group of sixth graders, and you introduced me to life as a middle school...
Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard discussions of upper-class privilege and criticism of the college admissions process in the wake of the college cheating scandal. All of these are valid points/worthwhile discussions to have, but for me, the...
Did you take a break from your career to have kids? Despite the rise in numbers of working moms, many women quit their jobs when they have children (like me!). As our children get older and require less direct...
Being a Mom is the toughest job there is and being a new Mom is definitely a whole new learning experience. You are bombarded with all sorts of information from your own Mom or Grandmother, you’ve read countless books...
To the mom who tiptoes past her own child's room before the sun comes up each morning on her way spend the day with other moms' worlds...I see you. To the mom who brings home stacks of papers to grade...
The community throughout Western Pennsylvania is supported by these groups and organizations and could use your help and support!  Please think of them this holiday season and especially on #GivingTuesday.  Open up your hearts and your wallets, volunteer your time, and...
  When we enrolled our son in Kindergarten last year, we learned that our school has a “Service Hours” requirement. I knew I would volunteer for a classroom activity to serve some of these hours. My mom was a Stay...

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Fall Activities In and Around Pittsburgh {2020}

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Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in the Pittsburgh area and now that it’s here, it’s time to start thinking of all...

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