COVID-19 disruptions create ripple effect

There were many unknowns when school began this academic year. Now months into the school year, districts are still adjusting schedules as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. While the goal of these schedule changes is to keep all teachers, students and families safe, it causes disruptions that ripple into families, workplaces and communities… More

Podcast available – Student Voice in State Government

On a recently released episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson discusses the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils’ Government Relations program with a panel of the organization’s leadership… More

November/December Bulletin magazine released

Diversity and inclusion are key considerations in the effort to provide an equitable education for all students. The digital-only November/December issue of the Bulletin addresses this important topic, with features on diversity among school leaders and teachers… More

2020 Election Insights: Panel Discussion

In an exclusive 20-minute panel discussion for members, CEO Nathan Mains discusses state and federal elections with Chief Advocacy Officer John Callahan; Andy Goodman, managing partner, Milliron & Goodman LLC, Government Relations; and Jared Solomon, assistant vice president, Bose Public Affairs Group. Hear a recap of developments to date and analysts’ thoughts on how public education may be affected here… More

Capitolwire: With one broadband access bill now PA law, speculation focuses on broadband funding bill.

By Robert Swift Staff Writer Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Nov. 3) – Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a state law making it easier to use existing electric transmission lines to install fiber cable for broadband access in rural areas… More

Civically engaged students in Pennsylvania’s public schools

With a record number of individuals participating in early voting, this presidential election is one for the history books. Yesterday, millions of Americans went to the polls to use their voice to determine who will represent them at a local and federal level… More

Delegate Assembly hosted in virtual format

The PSBA Governing Board has made the difficult but necessary decision to change the scheduled November 7 gathering to a virtual Delegate Assembly. Their unanimous decision reflects ongoing concerns with the increases in COVID cases in Central Pennsylvania and the potential challenges to hosting a large in-person gathering, while maintaining appropriate distancing… More

Continuing Legal Education webinars this fall

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Distance Learning area of the PSBA website and distance learning platform has gone live and is now available here for school solicitors! On this platform, solicitors can find information about upcoming live CLE webinars and register for them, as well as purchase on-demand recorded courses from our growing catalogue that they can view at their convenience… More

Podcast available – How to Connect Authentically and Create Conversations that Matter (Part 2)

In a recently released episode, podcast host Annette Stevenson and best-selling authors, professional facilitators and speakers, Will Wise and Chad Littlefield continue discussing the topics in Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. Topics covered include the difference between discussion and debate, tactics on how to have productive dialogue and where sarcasm fits into conversation… More

Protections for student assault victims heads to the governor

PSBA is pleased to report that legislation to protect student victims of sexual assault was passed by the House last week and is headed to the governor.  Senate Bill 530 (Sen. Martin, R-Lancaster) requires schools to remove any student convicted or adjudicated delinquent of sexual assault against another student enrolled at the same school… More