The PSBA Trust Institute (PSBA-IN), in collaboration with PSBA, will host the first international study group in April 2024. The 15-member study group will focus on the educational system in Germany with the purpose of developing recommendations for Pennsylvania school districts to significantly enhance district academics, operations, facilities and culture. Prior to traveling abroad, participants will engage on Zoom with education, business and government leaders from Germany to gain a basic understanding about their systems, academic approaches and policies. Then, during the week of April 14, the group will travel to Bonn, Cologne and Dortmund, Germany to tour schools and conduct meetings with education and civic leaders.
The 2024 study group seeks a diverse team with varied experience and roles within the Pennsylvania education system. The group will include 10 elected school board directors, three superintendents and two CTC administrators. Application materials must be submitted by via email no later than Sunday, November 26, 2023.