Equity Summit recap

On Oct. 16 students, school leaders and other education stakeholders, including PSBA members, gathered at Lebanon Valley College (LVC) for the 2018 Equity Summit held by the Institute for Educational Governance and Leadership (IEGL). In addition to keynotes by Dr. Sherri Lawson Clark and Dr… More

As costs skyrocket, Pennsylvania’s share of special education funding has fallen

According to a new report by the Education Law Center and the statewide coalition PA Schools Work, spending on special education has risen among the state’s 500 school districts. But the study says state funding has failed to keep up with rising costs, creating an ever-widening funding gap. Allentown Morning Call, Oct… More

Officials: Special education funding not keeping pace with needs

A couple of superintendents with local school districts weighed in on a recent study that reports state special education funding in Pennsylvania is not keeping pace with local needs. Bradford Era, Oct… More

Where Gov. Tom Wolf, Scott Wagner clash on school funding

As voters do their homework to decide which gubernatorial candidate they'll support on Nov. 6, those who place a high importance on education can see clear differences between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner. Pennlive, Oct… More

Voting session concludes with several PSBA victories

The General Assembly has concluded its voting session, and this week the governor took action on 10 education-related bills. PSBA achieved several victories with the passage of new graduation reforms, changes to special education certification, and many more bills that we were working on… More

Wolf signs Keystone reprieve among other bills

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Why principals need to make student mental health a priority

An estimated 32% of adolescents have an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Twelve percent of youth between the ages of 12 and 17 say they have experienced one major depressive episode in the past year, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Education Week, Oct… More

Wolf vetoes bills on debt, price gouging, ag education

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is vetoing bills that recently passed the Legislature dealing with public debt, price gouging during emergencies and agricultural education. Associated Press, Oct… More

Governor’s race: Two Yorkers, two very different visions for PA

Election Day is less than two weeks away, and as Pennsylvania voters contemplate whether to keep their progressive leader or take a right turn, only one thing is certain: The next governor will be a millionaire from York County. York Dispatch, Oct… More

Pittsburgh Public Schools board nixes proposal to arm school police with guns

Pittsburgh Public Schools will not be arming its school police officers with guns… More