12-07-2016
12-07-2016 Pittsburgh school board president sets priorities for coming year
In her second year as board president of the Pittsburgh Public Schools,  Regina Holley said she wants the nine-member body to focus on the  district’s strategic plan and on disparities in student achievement.  The school board on Monday re-elected the five-year board member as...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

12-07-2016 When free speech comes at a cost
Think before you speak . . . or tweet, or update, livestream or comment,  whether you're a white nationalist or a PR exec making a joke at a  country's expense.  Freedom-of-speech protection under the First Amendment, experts point out  over and over, does not extend to the private sector, and that's a tough...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

12-07-2016 Ex-inmate credits prison staff
I write this for the good men and women who work at the Lackawanna County  Prison.  I have some reservation about doing this for publication, but the overall  good outweighs the shame and embarrassment it may cause for me.  I am a former inmate at the prison with a lengthy history of trouble with...  - Scranton Times

12-07-2016 Trump Fires Adviser’s Son From Transition for Spreading Fake News
President-elect Donald J. Trump on Tuesday fired one of his transition  team’s staff members, Michael G. Flynn, the son of Mr. Trump’s  choice for national security adviser, for using Twitter to spread a fake  news story about Hillary Clinton that led to an armed confrontation in a...  - New York Times

12-07-2016 In News, What’s Fake and What’s Real Can Depend on What You Want to Believe
“I just like the satisfaction,” said Mr. Laughlin, who started his  own business and lives in an affluent Twin Cities suburb. “It’s  like a hockey game. Everyone’s got their goons. Their goons are pushing  our guys around, and it’s great to see our goons push back.”...  - New York Times

12-07-2016 For students worried about Trump, Los Angeles school district opens hotline, support sites
The Los Angeles Unified School District — the nation’s second  largest public school system — is about 75 percent Latino. That helps  explain why a month after Donald Trump won the presidential election, many  students are still frightened by the incendiary statements he made about...  - Washington Post

12-07-2016 Does Uber have a sexual assault problem? Charge against Pa. driver highlights concerns
As Uber fights the State of Maryland's attempt to require more screening of  its drivers there, the ride-sharing company is now responding to  allegations of indecent assault lodged against one of its drivers in  Pennsylvania.  The incident was reported in Ross Township, outside of Pittsburgh, on Nov....  - Harrisburg Patriot-News

12-07-2016 Study: More Than A Quarter Of Medical Students Are Depressed, Suicidal
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — More than a quarter of medical school students  report depressive symptoms or depression, while about one in 10 experiences  suicidal thoughts, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the  American Medical Association. The analysis reviewed nearly 200 studies...  - KYW News Radio 1060

12-07-2016 West Shore Hospital receives 'Top Hospital' award
PinnacleHealth’s West Shore Hospital in Hampden Township was selected  among this year’s Top General Hospitals from the Leapfrog Group, which  released the list Tuesday.  West Shore Hospital was one of 115 hospitals from across the country to  receive a Top Hospital award, and only one of three in Pennsylvania to be...  - Carlisle Sentinel

12-07-2016 York College to receive grant to fight sexual assault
On Nov. 29, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 36 higher education institutions  would receive grants to address campus sexual assault, and York College was  among those on the list.  The grants were awarded to community colleges and independent and public  2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. They aim to further Wolf's...  - York Dispatch


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