No more snow days? PA schools may soon allow kids to work at home

In the near future, a snowy day may not translate into a day away from schoolwork. Soon, Pennsylvania’s schools may be allowed to give out school assignments students can do at home on days when school buildings are closed due to heavy snowfall or other issues… More

Fixing the nightmare gym class can be for some kids

A study of more than a thousand people across the United States found that bad memories of gym class, especially memories of not being chosen first for teams, could be linked to being less physically active as adults… More

Student Showcase — deadline extended to July 1!

Good news! The Showcase application deadline has been extended through July 1. If you have an excellent student performing arts group/individual in your district, submit an application for them to perform at the Student Showcase on Oct. 17 from 7:00-9:00 p.m… More

Commonwealth Education Blueprint – Phase II

The Commonwealth Education Blueprint project is a plan to develop and implement a statewide vision for the future of public education in Pennsylvania. The Blueprint is a collaborative effort of organizations and individuals that represent the many faces of public education. Please read more about the Blueprint project and see the Phase I report here… More

Choose your voting delegate for Delegate Assembly

PSBA is now asking school boards to name their voting delegates for the upcoming Delegate Assembly meeting that will be held on Oct. 18, 2019, in conjunction with the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference… More

When it comes to grading teachers in PA, test scores could carry less weight

The state Senate is poised to vote as soon as Monday on legislation that will de-emphasize student test performance in evaluating public school teachers and principals… More

PA’s year-end surplus is official. But it won’t last long

The Independent Fiscal Office said Friday that the commonwealth can count on ending the year with $910 million to spare. That’s a jump from their initial estimate of $866 million in May… More

With the deadline looming, where does the Pennsylvania budget stand?

Toil on a $34 billion budget package in Pennsylvania’s Capitol is barreling into the final week of the fiscal year, as top lawmakers rush to wrap up closed-door budget talks, score some pet victories and send rank-and-filers home for the summer… More

Disagreements remain as PA’s budget deadline nears

Top Pennsylvania lawmakers are assembling a budget package that’s due ahead of the July 1 start of the fiscal year, but behind-the-scenes disagreements remain and rank-and-file lawmakers are awaiting details… More

Moo-ve over skim milk: These lawmakers are udderly serious about bringing back whole milk

U.S. Rep. Glenn William “G.T.” Thompson, R-15th District, whose sprawling, rural northwestern district includes large agricultural interests, was in Harrisburg Tuesday to promote his bill to put whole milk, flavored and unflavored, back into the nation’s school cafeterias… More