Proposed bill to halt district appeals of real estate appraisal

A Northampton Area School District school board director is warning that a Pennsylvania Senate bill could “eliminate the right of appeal for districts.” Director Dr. Michael Baird cited Senate Bill 334, of which the prime sponsor is state Sen. David G. Argall, R-29th, representing Schuylkill County and parts of Berks County… More

Montgomery County DA files lawsuit against vaping giant JUUL

In an unprecedented action, the Montgomery County District Attorney has filed a civil complaint in the Court of Common Pleas against vaping industry giant JUUL Inc. The action aims to hold the company responsible for its illegal, predatory business practices aimed at turning minors into addicts… More

When school starts later, kids get more sleep, and it shows in better grades, health, fewer accidents

Across the nation, officials are delaying middle and high school start times. The reason: So teens have a better shot at getting the sleep they desperately need… More

The Day After Election Day

Results of yesterday’s election reveal the newly and reelected public officials who will sit on the school boards governing Pennsylvania’s public schools. For some, this is a new role with the inherent learning curve of any new position… More

November’s webcast learning opportunities

This month, PSBA will host two webcast learning opportunities. On Tuesday, November 12, Dr. Heather Bennett, director of equity services, will offer a walk-through of the components of PSBA’s Equity Toolkit. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their experience incorporating equity into their district throughout the webinar… More

Recess should be in play for all grade levels, PA lawmaker says

For many students — past and present — recess is the best part of the school day. State Rep… More

Report offers ‘simple’ fix to special education funding in Pennsylvania

A state panel has less than a month to tell lawmakers if the Pennsylvania lawmakers whether they need to tweak the formula that distributes more than $1 billion in funding for special education each year… More

Pennsylvania lawmaker plans hearings on cyber charter school bill by year’s end

A Pennsylvania lawmaker who introduced a bill aimed at changing the structure of the state’s charter school system said he intends to hold public hearings before the year draws to a close. In House Bill 1897, state Rep… More

Peyton’s Law passes in the Senate

Six years ago, 19-year-old Peyton Walker died of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Since that time, her mother Julie Walker has been on a mission to educate others about the top killer of student athletes in the United States… More

PA House bill would scrap cross-filing for school board, county judge candidates

Two Republican lawmakers — one from southwestern Pennsylvania, the other from the Lehigh Valley — rolled out a bill that would scrap cross-filing by school board, county judicial, and district magistrate candidates… More