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The Pittsburgh region is known for its focus on schools (just look at the Pittsburgh Promise) and its many strong universities and colleges, from Pitt and Carnegie Mellon to Robert Morris and Point Park. With its large population of college students, Pittsburgh ranks among tops in the country as a College Town. Aside from the impressive institutions of higher learning, the research is world-class and keeps the region in the forefront of science and technology.

Education Features

Pittsburgh Carrick High School in Carrick

Is Pittsburgh doing enough for families?

When the clouds clear and the rivers glimmer, Pittsburgh's future looks pretty bright. But one of the most literal indicators of a city's success -- its children -- aren't necessarily reaping the benefits of a shiny new Pittsburgh. Here, Pop City details where the city is missing the mark, and how some leaders are stepping up for local youth.

Learning laboratory

Parks conservancy group gives Pittsburgh students a lesson in STEM

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has turned the city's green spaces into a vast outdoor classroom for students exploring STEM subjects at Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Local school children beta test real-time map of human health

With increasing concerns over serious contagious illnesses like measles and the tension between public safety and privacy regarding health information, the Kinsa Smart Thermometer could change the way health information is shared.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: Disarming Violence: SPACE Gallery event combines art and activism

Disarming Violence brings together the thought-provoking art of SPACE Gallery's "Unloaded" exhibition with important programming featuring several prominent social justice organizations discussing community violence. 

Tech literacy in practice

Homework for parents: How to prepare students for career success

How can we prepare girls for a future workplace that's increasingly global and technology-driven? Teach them the three essential skills for career success, say experts from The Ellis School.
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