ICYMI: Video EDition Summer Series visits Wallenpaupack Area High School

Up next on Video EDition Summer Series, join us in Wallenpaupack Area School District to hear how school leaders have collaborated with community businesses and other donors to bring hands-on aviation training to students, preparing them for careers in the industry with this first-of-its-kind program… More

Historic Investment in Education Applauded by Pennsylvania School Boards Association

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2022 – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is pleased that Governor Wolf and the legislature have partnered to invest over $1 billion additional dollars into public schools as part of the 2022-23 state budget agreement… More

PSBA seeks candidates for Advocacy Ambassador positions

PSBA is seeking applications for two open Advocacy Ambassador positions covering PSBA Sections W-1 and W-3 and Sections C-1 and C-3. Advocacy Ambassadors are independent contractors who serve as liaisons between PSBA and their state legislators, and who also work with local school officials in their section to advance PSBA’s public education advocacy mission… More

ICYMI: Video EDition Summer Series visits Yough Intermediate Middle School

On this week's Video EDition Summer Series, we visit Westmoreland County where middle school students in Yough are learning to code by pairing magic with drones. Learn how this innovative approach to teaching computer science is giving these students a hands-on look at what a career in the field of coding could mean for them… More

Happy Independence Day!

From all of us at PSBA, have a happy and safe Independence Day! PSBA offices will be closed today, Monday, July 4, in observance… More

ED releases proposed changes to Title IX regulations, invites public comment

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released for public comment proposed changes to the Title IX regulations. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance, including state and local educational agencies such as school districts, charter schools and postsecondary institutions… More

Joint Commission issues report, recommendations on school bus driver shortage

The Joint State Government Commission recently released its report and recommendations pursuant to House Resolution 15 regarding the school bus driver shortage in Pennsylvania. The recommendations include these actions: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) should establish a new school-bus-specific commercial drivers license (CDL)… More

Introducing Video EDition Summer Series, our focus on developing career readiness in PA public schools

An aviation program that provides student training on real aircraft. A robotics competition that teaches students next-level STEM skills. An aquaponics initiative that feeds students’ desire for real-world training while filling their plates with nutritious food… More

PennDOT grants waiver extension for school bus cameras

The PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has granted an extension of the temporary waiver for the mid-cabin school bus cameras. The waiver for mid-cabin school bus cameras is extended until July 1, 2023 (the entire 2022-23 academic year). PSBA had advocated for the extension of the waiver… More

Register for conference, reserve housing now

Sign up now for the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, October 31- November 1! Registration and housing details and options are available now on the conference website. Jean Becker and John McDonald will be the keynote speakers for this year's conference, in addition to a variety of educational sessions… More