Grant programs accepting applications this month

Through a relationships with Grants Office LLC, PSBA offers members access to a variety of grant-seeking services as well as notice of upcoming grant opportunities, such as these: Due to demand, the Federal Communications Commission has opened up a second application filing window for the American Rescue Plan Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)… More

Podcast available: The Effects of Nature and its Role in Social-Emotional Learning

A growing body of research reveals tangible and measurable social and emotional benefits for students and teachers when nature-based lessons and spending time outdoors are incorporated in students’ studies… More

October 6 Webinar: Innovative Online Learning at School Districts

Virtual learning options at school districts have become one more way schools strive to provide a path to success for every student. Learn how public education leaders in Pennsylvania are developing online learning academies that are innovative, competitive and performing well… More

Nominate a district program for the Magna Awards

Nominations are now being accepted through November 1, 2021, for the 2022 Magna Awards — a National School Boards Association recognition program that honors school board best practices and innovative programs that advance student learning and promote equity in education… More

October 13 Webinar: Keeping Board Meetings Effective

With hot-button topics such as mask mandates, vaccinations and educational equity driving high turnouts, conducting an effective board meeting has never been more challenging… More

Take Action: Tell your House members to vote NO on voucher, charter bills

PSBA needs your immediate action to block these bills in the House of Representatives: School vouchers: On Monday, September 27, the House Education Committee will vote on House Bill 1254 (Rep. DelRosso, R-Allegheny), a broad-based, mandatory voucher plan… More

PSBA Requests that the PA House of Representatives oppose House Bill 1254

Media contact for PSBA: Annette Stevenson Chief Communications Officer Pennsylvania School Boards Association Annette.Stevenson@PSBA… More

Podcast available: Building Inclusive, Poverty-Informed School Communities

As a person who grew up in migrant labor poverty herself, Dr. Donna Beegle (keynote speaker in the upcoming School Leadership Conference) holds firsthand knowledge of just how inequitable school can be for children coming from poor households. Through leading her organization Communication Across Barriers, Dr… More

Charter Next Step Campaign: Engaging Counties and Chambers

Over 80% of school boards around the state have passed formal resolutions calling for charter school funding reform, yet the General Assembly has not acted. To keep up the pressure on lawmakers to enact meaningful charter reform, it’s time to bring in new alliances… More

PA Education Innovation Awards nomination deadline extended

PSBA is now accepting nominations through September 30 for the Education Innovation Awards recognizing innovative leaders in public schools in three categories: Innovative School Board Award Innovative School Leader Award Innovative Teacher Award Presented at the virtual 2021 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in October, the awards will also include a financial gift and other recognition… More