The latest education-related news from PSBA and other sources

Staying in Touch: Why Kids Need Teachers During Coronavirus School Closings

On the second day of her school’s COVID-19 related closure, sixth-grade teacher Elizabeth Raff sent her students a video through Google Classroom… More

E-rate Schools report released

The National School Boards Association released the E-rate Schools report in partnership with the Center for Public Education and PSBA. The Federal Communications Commission's Schools and Libraries Universal Service program, commonly known as E-rate, provides discounts to help eligible schools and libraries nationwide obtain telecommunications and internet access… More

Lancer The Goldendoodle Is The Newest Emotional Support Dog For Deer Lakes School District

A local school district has a new emotional support dog. Lancer, an 8-month-old Goldendoodle, is now with the Deer Lakes School District… More

Pennsylvania Department of Education granted USDA waiver to allow all children to qualify for free meals

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has received waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow schools to provide free meals to all children while the state works to limit the spread of the virus… More

Census awareness initiatives continue despite pandemic

During the last census 10 years ago, some 25,000 children across Pennsylvania weren’t counted. Kari King, CEO and president of Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, said on Monday that the omission of those children from the tally meant the loss of about $44 million in federal funding for the state… More

Pennsylvania schools closed indefinitely because of coronavirus; remote learning plans kicking in

All K-12 Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice because of the coronavirus. Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement Monday extended the school closure he issued last week that went through at least April 6. Pennsylvania schools have been closed since March 16… More

Community volunteers distributing meals

Superintendent Dr. Mark Leidy and community volunteers distributed meals this morning to families of Mechanicsburg Area School District during the COVID-19 pandemic… More

Latest update on school construction projects

PSBA has been advocating, along with partners in the school construction community, for the continuance of school construction projects during the COVID-19 outbreak. On Friday, the Office of the Governor stated that, “School construction is not subject to the business guidance… More

Social distancing with sports conditioning at Honesdale High School

Athletes in our area are finding ways to stay in shape hoping their seasons will be able to resume in short order… More

PSBA text alert system provides timely COVID-19 alerts

Information surrounding how the COVID-19 outbreak impacts education is rapidly evolving. To receive up-to-date information and alerts, sign up for PSBA's text alert system by texting PSBA to 31996. Additional COVID-19 resources can be found on PSBA's Coronavirus Resources Page. If you have any further questions, please submit them to request@psba.org… More