Bipartisan team of congressional negotiators agrees to overhaul No Child Left Behind law, which sends money to schools that serve mostly low-income students. Common Core mentioned.    NPR

St. Francis University's Science Day gives Cambria County high school students taste of forensic crime scene investigating. Keywords: higher education.    The Tribune-Democrat

In Allegheny County, Chartiers Valley School District approves new teacher contract.    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Allegheny County, North Allegheny School District enrollment falls slightly, and administrators say aging facilities continue to need work to stay up to par.    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Washington County, Peters Township School District students and striking teachers to return to class day after Thanksgiving.    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Snyder County, Mid-West School District to save money with health plan switch.    The Daily Item

In Northumberland County, Milton Area School District mom circulates petition to bring back cursive writing.    The Daily Item

Wilkes-Barre Area School Board says decision to buy modular classrooms for students displaced next year by high school razing and construction project isn't the final option.    The Times Leader

In Luzerne County, Wyoming Area School District sets meeting on possible elementary school closure.    The Times Leader

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