Grant program targets literacy initiatives

The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for the biennial grant program, Innovative Approaches to Literacy. This competitive grant opportunity is technology-friendly and represents an investment in innovative ways to provide access to materials, literacy instruction and motivation to learners… More

2023 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference: Call for Presenters

PASA and PSBA are seeking relevant and engaging presentations for the 2023 conference! This year's event is scheduled to be held October 16-17 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Poconos. Presentation topics should appeal to a broad school leader audience. The application deadline is June 1. Learn more and apply… More

Superintendent Evaluations Powered by MetricsED

This PSBA tool provides digital evaluations for superintendents! Through a fully digital platform, MetricsED, PSBA provides a solution for superintendent evaluations that drives important and meaningful conversations with the school board to keep your leadership team healthy… More

Variety of grants available to PSBA members

Through a relationship with Grants Office, LLC, PSBA offers members a variety of free and reasonably priced grant finding services, including notification of upcoming funding opportunities such as these for educators: The Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program awards full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals or classified staff who have ideas to improve learning with new teaching… More

Connect with your legislator to advocate for public education

The Constitution of Pennsylvania requires that legislative districts for the House and Senate are redrawn following each decennial census. This is completed in an effort to ensure that each Pennsylvanian's vote carries the same weight at the ballot box, according to the state’s redistricting website… More

March/April issue of Bulletin magazine out now

The March/April 2023 Bulletin is now available, with a focus on public education advocacy. Read about the steps you can take to be an effective advocate for your district, plus get a look inside the PSBA Legislative Platform and more… More

Are you looking for the COSSBA Education Report or the State Legislative Report?

Members can now easily access these reports from The Morning Brief newsletter. To consolidate communications, Wednesday’s Morning Brief contains a link to the COSSBA report and Friday’s edition is where you’ll find the State Legislative Report when the General Assembly is in session… More

PA Seal of Biliteracy Recognizes High School Students

In March of 2022, PDE announced the Pennsylvania Seal of Biliteracy (PASB) to recognize students who attain intermediate-high proficiency or higher in English and one or more additional world languages upon high school graduation. According to the PA Seal of Biliteracy Toolkit (pg… More

PSBA seeks to fill vacancies on PIAA District Committees and PIAA Board of Directors

PSBA seeks members interested in serving as the school board representative to their local PIAA District Committee. Representatives are needed in all 12 PIAA Districts (see map). The association is also seeking a representative to serve on the PIAA Board of Directors… More

COSSBA Urban Boards Alliance Webinar Series

Join the COSSBA Urban Boards Program’s Webinar Series, “The Challenging Environments Impacting Today’s Public Education System.” This is a four-part series that will examine the impacts of poverty, learning loss and academic recovery, food insecurity, and social-emotional and mental health concerns for students in America’s public schools… More