Allegheny Intermediate Unit http://wesa.fm en DA Credits Increased Security, Education for Less Crime at Troubled Housing Complex http://wesa.fm/post/da-credits-increased-security-education-less-crime-troubled-housing-complex <p>Duquesne Place, a subsidized housing complex in Duquesne, has had some rough years.</p><p>In January 2012 a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed, and a 14-year-old was injured. The previous year, a 17-year-old boy was shot there. Overall, there was a high level of crime.</p><p>Over the past year the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office has been working with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) and the Duquesne City School District to boost education opportunities and build a stronger community at the complex.</p><p>Now, the district attorney’s office says the effort has paid off.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:15:05 +0000 Deanna Garcia 16044 at http://wesa.fm DA Credits Increased Security, Education for Less Crime at Troubled Housing Complex Teacher Sues AIU After Being Denied Benefits for Same-Sex Partner http://wesa.fm/post/teacher-sues-aiu-after-being-denied-benefits-same-sex-partner <p>The American Civil Liberties Union and the Women’s Law Project have filed a lawsuit against the Allegheny Intermediate Unit on behalf of Bradley Ankney, a math teacher for the AIU.</p><p>The suit was filed after the AIU rejected Ankney’s attempt to add his partner to his health insurance policy.</p><p>Sarah Rose, staff attorney for the ACLU of Pennsylvania, said the AIU does provide benefits to the spouses of employees.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:13:30 +0000 Kevin Gavin 15152 at http://wesa.fm $500K in Grants to Pittsburgh Area Schools to Engage Students in STEAM http://wesa.fm/post/500k-grants-pittsburgh-area-schools-engage-students-steam <p>Twenty-five school districts in southwestern Pennsylvania are receiving grants of $20,000 apiece to create digital learning spaces for students of all ages.&nbsp;</p><p>“My heart was filled with joy,” said Rosanne Javorsky, assistant executive director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, reacting to the 80 proposals for grants to create innovative spaces to engage students in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).</p><p>The AIU’s Center for Creativity is distributing the grants, which are funded by the Benedum and Grable Foundations.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Kevin Gavin 10834 at http://wesa.fm