The latest education-related news from PSBA and other sources

Top advocates in VoterVOICE

The 2019 advocacy campaign season was busy for PSBA and our members. Together we fought hard as a unified voice on issues related to Voucher Bill HB 1800, House Bill 49 -Security Personnel, Senate Bill 334 – Assessment Appeals, Charter reform, PlanCon and passing the state budget in June… More

State of Education report survey opened December 2

The annual State of Education report (2019 report available here) is a comprehensive compilation and evaluation of timely data related to public education in the commonwealth. Superintendents and IU and CTC directors, you should have received a link to the 2020 State of Education survey in your email inbox December 2… More

EdPAC raffles weekend vacation

Our schools are facing challenges at the Capitol with vouchers, charter school funding, mandates and more. Join with EdPAC to strengthen public education in the commonwealth. Enter EdPAC's raffle at $25.00 per ticket, for a chance to win a long weekend stay of your choice in Ocean City, NJ! Visit paedpac… More

Advocacy impact — Legislation affected by PSBA efforts this session

With the bulk of the General Assembly's work for the year now done, PSBA is pleased to report that several of our legislative initiatives our members asked us to address received final passage and have been signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf… More

Your trusted provider of required school director training

In 2020, PSBA will celebrate 125 years of serving school board members. As your trusted professional development source, we are also your approved source for New School Director Training or Advanced School Director Training and mandated training requirements… More

Leaving school board service?

Continue your connection and commitment to public education by joining PSBA Alumni Forum. Benefits of the complimentary membership includes: electronic access to PSBA Bulletin legislative information via email Daily EDition e-newsletter Special access to one dedicated annual briefing Register today online… More

SV JROTC named 2019-20 ‘Honor Unit with Distinction’

The Seneca Valley Junior Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) has been named a 2019-20 “Honor Unit with Distinction” by the U.S. Department of the Army. The department presented this award to JROTC units that maintained an exceptionally high standard of performance during the 2018-19 school year… More

PSBA Special Report – Key ed bills sent to Gov. Wolf

It was a tough week, but the advocacy efforts of PSBA members and staff were influential in the fight that led to great success on Capitol Hill. Three PSBA legislative priorities received final passage last week and are heading to the governor’s desk… More

Video EDition: New and re-seated school directors’ keys to success

New school directors, this installment is for you! Learn about materials designed to help you acclimate to your new role, and options for fulfilling training requirements for both new and re-seated school directors. Watch it now on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube… More

Universal lead testing touches ideological nerve in PA House panel debate

A seemingly uncontroversial bill dealing with childhood testing for lead exposure sparked heated debate Wednesday about the balance between public safety and government overreach. The bill, sponsored by Rep… More