The latest education-related news from PSBA and other sources

Prevent Suicide PA launches 11th Annual PSA Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention

Prevent Suicide PA announces the PSA Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention and invites high school students to submit a public service announcement (PSA) focused on youth suicide prevention… More

2021-22 School Management Salaries report available

Each year, PSBA research prepares a study to provide a detailed analysis of school management salaries. Public school salaries used to compile this study were reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the 2020-21 school year… More

State Board of Education to conduct regional roundtables to discuss gifted education

The State Board of Education’s Committee on Special and Gifted Education has scheduled a series of three public regional roundtable discussions in October to receive input on the current Chapter 16 (Gifted Education) regulations. Click here to read the Chapter 16 regulations. The roundtables will be conducted virtually via Zoom webinars… More

Safe Routes to School in PA: Tune in September 28 to learn more!

WalkWorks is pleased to announce two upcoming informational webinars about Safe Routes to School (SRTS). In the spirit of the back-to-school season, webinars will be offered in September and October. Safe Routes to School is a national and international movement to make it easier for kids and families to walk or bike to and from school… More

Apply for Keystone Classroom Initiative to benefit your elementary school

In 2026, America will celebrate its 250th anniversary as a nation. As the commonwealth in which the Declaration of Independence was signed, Pennsylvania played an important role in that historic occasion… More

Schools invited to nominate students for 2023 CTE Presidential Scholars Program

The US Department of Education is accepting state nominees for the 2023 CTE Presidential Scholars Program, which recognizes excellence among students in career and technical education (CTE). Each state may nominate five students. Pennsylvania schools with PDE-approved CTE programs and career and technical centers (CTCs) may nominate high school senior students enrolled in CTE programs… More

Introducing two new PSBA Advocacy Ambassadors

Welcome to Patty Craig and Dr. Levato “Lee” Myford, the newest members of the PSBA Advocacy Ambassador team! Both bring a wealth of education-related experience to the role. PSBA Advocacy Ambassadors partner with school directors to build relationships between legislators and schools and to communicate to lawmakers the impact of legislation affecting schools… More

Voting for 2023 positions now open through October 29

Voting is now open through October 29 at 5:00 p.m. for PSBA 2023 leadership positions. The slate of candidates is available on the PSBA website. Boards should be sure to add discussion and voting on candidates to their agenda during one of their meetings in September or October before the open voting period ends… More

September is Hunger Action Month

In Pennsylvania, 1 in 7 children struggles with hunger. Feeding PA, the statewide association of nine Feeding America-affiliated food banks, invites school entities to take action to combat hunger during the month of September, designated Hunger Action Month. Information and resources for advocacy, including a toolkit, are available at FeedingPA.org… More

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from all of us at PSBA! We hope you enjoy a safe holiday. Our offices are closed today, September 5, in observance… More