Good morning, Early Returners. Yesterday marked the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech." Three years later, he spoke to a group of students at the University of Pittsburgh (pictured above). Read more about that in the Digs.
1. Here's a warm and fuzzy story for back to school. Read Jonathan Silver and Paula Reed Ward's takout on PA Cyber Charter School founder Nick Trombetta, indicted Friday for using the school to enrich himself, family members and associates. And here's a must-read profile of PA Cyber Charter, an institution credited with reinvigorating the town Midland.
2. At least nine school districts in Allegheny County are in the midst of contract negotiations with teachers' unions, with some threatening to strike, reports Bill Schackner.
3. Diana Nelson Jones has an update on the ongoing conflict between the city of Pittsburgh's zoning board and former Steeler Chukky Okobi.
4. Check out our coverage of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream," speech. We have a brilliant interactive and lovely coverage by D.C. reporter Tracie Mauriello. And while you're at it, be sure to check out the entire text of the speech.
5. As Allegheny County officials start to move forward with a plan to start drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport, they're seeking advice from their counterparts in Dallas, whose Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport was the first to sign a Shale development lease.