middle school

School of education, dean receive awards

Bridget Seelinger | The Duquesne Duke The School of Education at Duquesne University recently received accolades for its efforts to improve the education of middle school and urban students. Olga Welch, dean of the School of Education, accepted the Alan Lesgold Award for Excellence in Urban Education from the University of Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Association […]

Rise in e-cigarette use tempts young teenagers

Rebekah Devorak | Asst. Opinions Editor Could cigarette culture be making a comeback? Surely, America is a far cry from the days of the 1950s and 1960s, where cigarette smoke could be sniffed out practically anywhere. However, a study released on April 16 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that America’s youth […]

Education in the hands of parents

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor Every parent wants to believe that when they send little Timmy off to school he will learn everything he needs to know before he is whisked away on a magical train to Hogwarts. The fact is however, that not all schools are created equal. I went to inner city public […]