The latest education-related news from PSBA and other sources

PDE issues clarification on charter school tuition rates

PSBA is pleased to report that there is some relatively good news on the charter school tuition front… More

State lawmakers aim to improve career and technical education in Pennsylvania

The package of bills is the result of hearings held and data gathered from 2015 to 2016 by the former Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness. PAhomepage… More

Bill would allow school security matters to be discussed in private

A bill that would permit local school districts and governments to discuss school safety matters in private passed the Pennsylvania Senate today, according to a PA Senate Republicans release… More

PSBA releases 2018 state of education report

In it's latest report, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association found that budgetary constraints for districts across the commonwealth continue to be a concern. PAhomepage… More

Partisan political gridlock coming to a Pennsylvania school board near you?

The state House voted 114-77 Wednesday for a bill that would end the bipartisan nature of school board elections… More

Proposed amendments to the 2018 PSBA Bylaws, deadline May 15

As stated in Article XII, proposals for amending the PSBA Bylaws must be submitted by May 15 of each year for consideration by the Bylaws Committee. Proposals should be addressed to the Bylaws Committee Chair and sent to PSBA headquarters by the May 15, 2018, deadline… More

School entities that have adopted resolutions opposing ESA vouchers

Updated: April 18, 2018… More

Here’s how the public views teachers, their salaries, and their impact

As the political fallout continues from teacher protests in several states, it's worth revisiting how the general public has said it feels about teachers in recent polls. Where does public opinion stand now, and how might it change in the future? Education Week, April 17, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Local school districts strive to diversify and add flexibility to high school offerings

In the midst of the recession 10 years ago, local school districts started to develop plans within their curriculum to balance the college pathway with technical skills to keep students relevant going forward, Richard Fry of Big Spring SD said… More

Lawmakers to unveil career education proposals

Pennsylvania lawmakers and educators Wednesday morning will unveil the details of a new package of bills designed to beef up career and technical education to meet the state's future workforce needs… More