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The TribLIVE Education Team Is Starting a New Video Series Called Inside the Classroom. We’re Going to Show Readers What Students Are Learning and How They’re Learning It, Highlighting Innovative Programs and Teaching Methods along the Way [Derived Headline]


Martines, Jamie, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


The TribLIVE Education Team is starting a new video series called Inside the Classroom. We’re going to show readers what students are learning and how they’re learning it, highlighting innovative programs and teaching methods along the way.

Is there an exciting program happening in a classroom near you? An outstanding teacher doing something extraordinary to help students learn? Changes to curriculum or teaching that parents might want to see in action?

Let us know when we can visit. Reach us at schooltips@tribweb.com or 724-850-2867.

HAPPENING NOW: Community College of Beaver County and Shell Oil Company are hosting events Thursday to educate area residents about opportunities in Beaver County, including the thousands of jobs the new ethane cracker plant is expected to provide.

TribLIVE Reporter Natasha Lindstrom is covering the day’s first event, a conference for current and former military members interested in working at the Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals Project. Story coming later today.

A career expo is open to the public this evening at 6 p.m.

Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals: building/Construction Trades and Manufacturing Career Expo

Open to the public, 6 p.m. in the CCBC Dome.

CCBC Center Township Campus, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA

Now, five things to know about education this week.

1. TO MERGE, OR NOT TO MERGE: Residents of the Leechburg Area School District, which serves students in both Westmoreland and Armstrong Counties, want the district to revisit a 50-year-old district consolidation plan.

Residents argued that the district should not take out a bond issue — $7.7 million, approved last month — to maintain what one resident called a “dying school district.”

Leechburg serves 749 students in grades K-12.

Meanwhile, an architectural firm will study the growing student population at the West Jefferson Hills School District in Allegheny County to determine what new facilities are needed.

A demographic study of the district showed that the student population is growing at the preschool and elementary school levels, possibly because of several housing developments being constructed in Jefferson Hills.

The Franklin Regional School District in Westmoreland County conducted a similar study earlier this year. A demographer predicted that the district’s drop in students will start to reverse in 2025.

The Norwin School District experienced a growth in enrollment this year and is one of a few districts in Westmoreland County to maintain steady enrollment over the last 10 years. …

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