The latest education-related news from PSBA and other sources

Bulletin Special Conference Issue available online

This special abridged issue of the Bulletin features brief articles by PSBA staff experts and partners on topics such as “going green” at school, staff for a strong district administration and supporting equity-focused positions. Pair it with keynotes, featured and educational sessions at this year's Virtual PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference for an extra learning experience… More

It’s Day 1 of the PASA-PSBA Virtual School Leadership Conference!

The general keynote session opens at 8:45 a.m. Log into myPSBA and find the green Conference tab on the left-hand side to access the session featuring keynote Kimberly Reed, M.Ed., CDP and her presentation, “We are the Change! The Power and Evolution of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Education and Leadership… More

PSBA comments on PDE’s proposed regs for charter schools

PSBA has submitted comments to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission and the PA Department of Education generally supporting PDE’s proposed regulations for charter and cyber charter schools as a step in the right direction… More

New podcast: Empowering Students Through Mentor Relationships

Discover the work being done in Philadelphia schools between the Office of School Safety (OSS) and its students, particularly young black males, through its Leaders Encouraging Achievement and Development, or LEAD, mentoring program… More

Supporting and Protecting the Rights of Students at Risk of Self-Harm in the Era of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than a year of loss, isolation, and uncertainty for many people, including students, across the country. For some students, these stressors may have caused a mental health disability to worsen. Others may be experiencing mental health disabilities for the first time… More

Vote in Municipal elections

As the November election approaches, we want to remind everyone of the importance of voting in Municipal elections. Your power is in your vote, be sure to check your registration status and read up on the candidates for the upcoming election!  You can register to vote online, by mail or at your local PennDot… More

Attend November 9 webinar: IDEA Act Update

Mandated special education programs are one of the top budget pressures for school districts across the state. Join moderator Jared Solomon, senior policy advisor at Bose Public Affairs Group, for a rapid-fire discussion with U.S… More

There’s still time to register for Virtual Advocacy Day

It’s not too late to register for PSBA’s Virtual Advocacy Day that will be held Thursday, October 14, 2021. Kickoff starts at 8:30 a.m. on Zoom, followed by scheduled Zoom meetings with legislators. This is the time for open dialogue… More

Grant programs accepting applications this month

Through a relationships with Grants Office LLC, PSBA offers members access to a variety of grant-seeking services as well as notice of upcoming grant opportunities, such as these: Due to demand, the Federal Communications Commission has opened up a second application filing window for the American Rescue Plan Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)… More

Podcast available: The Effects of Nature and its Role in Social-Emotional Learning

A growing body of research reveals tangible and measurable social and emotional benefits for students and teachers when nature-based lessons and spending time outdoors are incorporated in students’ studies… More