Pandemic creates swirl of issues for schools

By Robert Swift Staff Writer Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Feb. 23) – The myriad of issues surrounding the return of elementary and secondary schools to regular in-person education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic were the subject Tuesday of a House Education Committee meeting… More

PSBA launches Keystone Center for Charter Change

PSBA is proud to announce the launch of the Keystone Center for Charter Change, a new initiative created to build support for the development and enactment of legislation that would provide regulatory and funding changes to Pennsylvania’s 23-year-old Charter School Law… More

PSBA Announces the Launch of the Keystone Center for Charter Change

Media contact for PSBA: Annette Stevenson Chief Communications Officer Pennsylvania School Boards Association Annette.Stevenson@PSBA.org Mechanicsburg, PA (February 23, 2021) – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) announced today, the launch of the Keystone Center for Charter Change… More

Omnibus voucher bill could be poised for fast track this week

PSBA has learned that a voucher proposal is being drafted and could be introduced and run in the Senate Education Committee very soon with little prior notice. The bill is called “The Excellence in Education for All Act… More

Register now for PSBA’s Virtual Advocacy Day this spring!

All public school leaders are invited to join us for our spring Virtual Advocacy Day on Monday, March 22, 2021, via Zoom. We need all of you to help strengthen our advocacy impact. The day will center around contacting legislators to discuss critical issues affecting public education… More

Charter School Funding – Examining the 25% Myth

Do charter schools really receive 25% less funding per student than school districts? In 2018-19, Pennsylvania school districts in total spent over $2 billion in mandated payments to charter schools. And yet, as the need for charter school funding reform builds momentum, charter school advocates maintain that the system disproportionally benefits school districts… More

Don’t wait to register for the NSBA 2021 Online Experience!

NSBA has announced the transformation of its in-person NSBA 2021 Annual Conference & Exposition to the NSBA 2021 Online Experience. This experience will bring world-class programming, inspirational keynotes, top education solution providers, and plentiful networking opportunities. Join NSBA on April 8-10, 2021, for a fully transformed and memorable event! Learn more and register… More

New Closer Look available

Do charter schools really receive 25% less funding per student than school districts? PSBA recently provided all members of the Senate and House of Representatives with its latest Closer Look publication that examines some of the myths, truths and concerns regarding charter school funding issues… More

PA Education Associations Call on Wolf Administration to Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccine for School Staff

Media Contact for PSEA: Chris Lilienthal, asst. director of communications clilienthal@psea.org 717.255.7134 Media Contact for PSBA: Annette Stevenson, chief communications officer annette.stevenson@psba.org 717.506.2450 ext. 3315 PA EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS CALL ON WOLF ADMINISTRATION TO PRIORITIZE COVID-19 VACCINE FOR SCHOOL STAFF HARRISBURG, PA (Feb… More

Podcast available: Empowered Educators: Immersing Students in Subjects

On a newly released episode of Keystone Education Radio, meet Joe Welch, a middle school history teacher from the Pittsburgh area whose creative and adaptive methods are not only energizing his students but taking colleagues from running-on-empty to feeling inspired… More