U.S. students continue to lag in foreign language study

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, a new post on the Pew Research Center’s Fact Tank shows how exceptional K-12 education in the U.S. ranks in the world of bilingualism. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Aug… More

Lorraine Rocco (Freedom Area SD)

Lorraine received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. She was employed by a national healthcare purchasing organization for 27 years as a Director of Human Resources… More

While state population remains stable, Hispanic population increasing rapidly

Pennsylvania took in 2,874 displaced Puerto Rican students, more than any other state, except Florida, according to the CUNY research. Much of that migration was concentrated in southeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Meadville Tribune, Aug… More

After first year of school improvement pilot, Wolf admin looks to expand

After running a pilot program in 19 schools in the Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Juniata County school districts last year, the state Education Department said it's trying to give those districts as much flexibility as possible. WITF.org, Aug… More

Starting this year, PA schools must test lead in drinking water, or explain why not

This year school districts across Pennsylvania will have to test for lead in drinking water — or inform the community they will not — according to an amended school code that’s part of the new state budget. WHYY, Aug… More

Good News and Bad News in the CDC Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on youth risk behavior surveillance in the United States on June 15, 2018. The data come from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), including a national school-based Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). CDC and state/local education and health agencies jointly conducted the survey… More

Republican senators kick off school safety tour in western PA

A Republican state Senate committee met with a group of school officials and school police officers from the western Pennsylvania on Monday, to talk about what resources and support they need to keep schools safe. WESA, Aug… More

Hate in schools: An in-depth look

Warning: this article contains racist and offensive language. To understand how hate, intolerance, and bias are affecting school climate and impacting students and their educators, Education Week partnered with the nonprofit news organization ProPublica in a project called Documenting Hate… More

Niche 2019 Best School Districts in Pennsylvania

The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. Niche.com, Aug… More

PSBA, as a Sponsor of EasyProcure, Highlights Success for Pennsylvania Schools

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release More than $1… More