The latest education-related news from PSBA and other sources

Revised School Law Handbook available now

Have questions related to school law? PSBA's newly revised School Law Handbook has been updated by legal experts and features an easy-to-read Q&A format. The ebook version of the handbook is available for purchase on the Vital Source website… More

Tears, boos and tense exchanges on day of confrontation over guns

From the nation's capital to the hallways of the Florida Capitol, parents and students confronted lawmakers Wednesday to demand gun reform after a massacre at a high school in Parkland. WFMZ-TV, Feb… More

Tearful student asks Trump, ‘How do we not stop this?’

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. Associated Press, Feb… More

Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week’s deadly shooting in Florida. Associated Press, Feb… More

Elizabeth Forward School District Searching For Answers To School Safety

For the parents, school board and administrators in the Elizabeth Forward School District, they are local concerns with an increasing demand for state and national attention. KDKA TV, Feb… More

Case tests whether districts must protect students from bullying under Pa. law

Do school districts in Pennsylvania have a legal obligation to protect students from discriminatory harassment and bullying? A court case filed on behalf of a bullied student at William C… More

What’s in the minds of kids making all the violent threats disrupting Central Pa. schools?

Why would a young person threaten school violence at a time like this, with so many people fearful and hyper-vigilant following the mass shooting in Florida last week? Pennlive.com, Feb… More

PA secretary of education: Kids should feel safe in schools

The Pennsylvania secretary of education is speaking out about school safety after a myriad of school threats across the Midstate within the last week. Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania secretary of education, spoke about the topic with abc27News at Greenwood Middle School Tuesday during a Governor’s Cabinet in the Community Initiative. ABC Channel 27, Feb… More

Pushing gerrymandering fight, Republicans prepare lawsuits challenging PA congressional map

Escalating their fight over the Pennsylvania congressional map imposed by the state Supreme Court, Republicans are preparing at least two separate legal challenges in federal court seeking to block the new district boundaries. Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb… More

Pennsylvania lawmakers unveil bills aimed at curbing mass shootings

Six days after a gunman murdered 17 students and adults at a Florida school, Pennsylvania lawmakers introduced 11 bills aimed at preventing similar mass shootings. Allentown Morning Call, Feb… More