The latest education-related news from PSBA and other sources

PSBA continues push for permanent mandate waiver program

With a short fall legislative session scheduled for the General Assembly, PSBA is continuing efforts to advocate for the major state-level issues identified by public school leaders as being of the most concern during this pandemic… More

Envision an equitable education for every student

The 2020 Equity Summit on October 13 is the forum and foundation to reimagining a transformational education in Pennsylvania, where all students are safe, engaged, affirmed and supported so that they can reach their dreams. Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom, and speakers include district administrators and expert practitioners… More

Summary of Senate Bill 1286: Mandate Waivers

Quick summary: Senate Bill 1286 (Sen… More

Discuss mobile learning with Apple Education Leadership Executive

On Monday, September 28, Jessica Garrigan will describe the core elements of a mobile learning environment and answer questions about how Apple can help support local initiatives. Jessica has gained knowledge in this area during 15 years as a middle school English teacher, school leader and coordinator of instructional technology for the School District of Lancaster… More

New PSBA Closer Look details liability concerns of public schools

PSBA recently sent to all members of the General Assembly a new Closer Look publication that fully explains public schools' need for temporary safe harbor protections from opportunistic lawsuits that seek to take advantage of the COVID-19 emergency… More

PASA – PSBA School Leadership Conference: Register at no cost

The 2020 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, October 14-15, is the place where your entire board can experience industry-leading speakers and insight-filled panels, along with a variety of product and service overviews in the exhibit hall. This year, you'll find all of these benefits and more in an innovative and easy-to-use virtual environment with tons of interactivity… More

Podcast available – Instilling Resiliency in Kids and Closing the Achievement Gap

Prompted by his upbringing and life experiences, Dr. John Hodge has dedicated his career to advocating for impoverished children and their families. On a recently released episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson and Dr… More

Governor Wolf dedicates $15 million to remote learning

Last week, Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $15 million in federal funding for schools to secure broadband, mobile hot spots and other platforms that increase equitable access to remote learning… More

School mandate waiver bill introduced

PSBA is pleased to report that Senator Langerholc, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, has introduced legislation to provide public schools flexibility and relief from costly and unnecessary mandates. Senate Bill 1286 would reinstitute the mandate waiver program similar to the program which operated from 2000 to 2010… More

Podcast available – Not Only Fun and Games: The Rise of Popularity in Esports

On a recent episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson is joined by Bill Thomas, chairman of the Pennsylvania Esports Coalition… More