Bills to alter teacher evaluations in Pennsylvania garner some tentative support, with caveats

Bills that would change the way Pennsylvania teachers are evaluated were supported by some educators, but some concerns were also raised during a Pennsylvania House Education Committee meeting. The bills introduced by Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford, and Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Mount Joy, would make changes to 2012’s Act 82… More

School Start Times and Student Performance webcast hosted tomorrow

The Joint State Government Commission established an advisory committee to study the issues, benefits and options related to school districts instituting later start times in secondary schools. Tomorrow, October 31, PSBA will host School Start Times and Student Performance, a webcast intended to help your district consider this issue and its impact on your students… More

Giving schools — and students — the tools they need in the fight to save the planet

The second annual Drawdown Learn Conference is sponsored by the Omega Institute, a nonprofit educational center, in partnership with the nonprofit climate organization Project Drawdown. The conference brought together high school students, teachers, indigenous leaders and policy experts, librarians, and scientists… More

How did your child’s school perform on state exams? You can find out here

The state Department of Education has released school by school results of the 2019 Keystone Exams and the 2019 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests… More

Ban on flavored e-cigarettes proposed for Pennsylvania

A ban on flavored e-cigarettes has been proposed in Pennsylvania, following the lead of New Jersey and several other states that are scrambling to restrict access to vaping products, which have contributed to a spike in nicotine use among teenagers… More

Wolf administration highlights how Restore Pennsylvania will help broadband issues in Pennsylvania’s rural schools

Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Education Deputy Secretary for Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller recently visited Harmony Area School District in Clearfield County to discuss how lack of access to high-speed internet hurts students’ ability to learn, and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help to close the… More

Vote YES on House Bill 49: Ask the House to concur with Senate amendments on security personnel fixes

Last week the Senate passed House Bill 49 (Rep. Brown, R-Monroe) with needed amendments to address issues schools are experiencing in implementing requirements under Act 67 of 2019 related to safety and security personnel… More

Sectional Meetings

Hear relevant content from statewide experts, district practitioners and PSBA government affairs staff at PSBA’s annual membership gathering. PSBA Sectional Advisors and Advocacy Ambassadors are on-site to connect with district leaders in their region and share important information for you to take back to your district… More

Access to federal issues impacting public education

Decisions made by Congress ultimately impact public education nationwide, and the 2020 federal budget is no different. Although the fiscal year began on October 1, no fiscal year (FY) 2020 spending bills have reached President Donald Trump’s desk… More

Protected: 2019 School Law Workshop: Presentation Materials

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