Teaching myself to be unbothered: My Black Women’s History Month lesson 30 years in the making.
My wish for Women’s History Month (and my birthday) this year was to be what many folks call “unbothered.” I discovered that I needed to think carefully about what exactly that means to me.
‘Anti-trans’ speakers are coming to Pitt. Student safety and speech rights collide.
In an environment of rising rhetoric against transgender people, impending presentations by the College Republicans and Turning Point USA have energized debate on hateful speech on campus.
Updated: Allegheny County Board of Health sends bid to tap Clean Air Fund to public comment phase
The Clean Air Fund receives penalties paid by polluters. The county wants to access more of that money to cover the operations of its Air Quality Program, potentially limiting the amount that goes to community initiatives.
‘By us, for us.’ PPS students make decisions on how to spend ESSER funds
Wayne Walters, superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools [PPS], calls himself “unapologetically student-first.” In an attempt to elevate student voices, Walters has introduced an initiative that will allow PPS students to have a say in how a fraction of the state-received American Rescue Plan [ARP] Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief [ESSER] funds could be used. …
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LGBTQ+ healthcare experiences inconsistent, lack some services for transgender Pittsburghers
Some hospital systems are expanding training to providers, as patients increasingly seek gender-affirming approaches — and basic respect.
Safety — not police accountability — a focus in Allegheny County exec race
Candidates for Allegheny County executive are mostly taking a holistic approach to public safety, and there is less of a focus on police accountability compared to the 2021 local elections.
Pitt has launched a program to support students in crisis. It’s unclear how well it’s working.
The university has not yet begun a formal review of the program, which allows mental health professionals to join campus police in responding to some students in crisis.
What’s next for PA schools? The state Ed Department isn’t talking, but Pittsburgh educators and advocates are
PublicSource spoke to five Pittsburgh-area educators and advocates about the state of education in the region and their expectations from Pennsylvania’s acting education secretary. The state declined to address their concerns.
Rule to protect public health during Mon Valley inversions is not working, Allegheny County Council hears
The Mon Valley Episode Rule, in place since 2021, doesn’t do enough, soon enough, to prevent health damage, speakers tell council as the review of regulation begins.
At Pitt, CMU, ‘We’re workers when they want us to be, but then we’re graduate students when they don’t want to pay us’
Graduate student workers at Pittsburgh’s largest universities join nationwide push for better and more equitable pay.
A freshman founder takes us on an entrepreneurial journey of doubts and triumph | S4, Ep. 10
In a candid conversation, high school freshman Jazmiere Bates opens up about her experiences as an entrepreneur and the challenges she’s had to overcome to establish her brand. She shares her journey, including the inspiration and dedication that goes into…
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