Nominations now accepted for PSBA elected positions

Do you have strong communication and leadership skills and a vision for PSBA? Members interested in becoming the next leaders of PSBA are encouraged to submit an Application for Nomination to PSBA's Nominating Committee no later than May 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. See the website for details… More

Podcast available: Environmentalism and Human Health – How they relate

On a recent episode of Keystone Education Radio, host Annette Stevenson speaks with return guest Kira Heeschen, EarthDay.org’s senior education manager, on the work the organization is doing in its 51st year of advocating for the earth… More

Submit PSBA Bylaws proposed amendments by May 15

As stated in Article XII, proposals for amending the PSBA Bylaws must be submitted by May 15 of each year for consideration by the Bylaws Committee. For your convenience, your board can submit those proposed changes here… More

Pandemic funding webinar recording now available on myPSBA

A recording of the April 6 webinar, Pandemic Funding: The Rules, Regulations, Uses and Best Methods to Utilize Federal Funds, is now available at no cost to members in the myPSBA Store… More

ICYMI: PSBA launches Keystone Center for Charter Change

PSBA recently launched the Keystone Center for Charter Change, a new initiative created to build support for the development and enactment of legislation that would provide regulatory and funding changes to Pennsylvania’s 23-year-old Charter School Law. The center will advocate for fiscal and regulatory reforms that level the playing field and treat all public schools fairly… More

Podcast available: Exploring the World of STEM and Robotics at National Robotics Week

Robots are part of our everyday life, but do kids realize the range of options in careers they could have related to robotics and other STEM subjects? With an increase in the need for qualified candidates to fill jobs in STEM fields, educating today’s students and getting them interested in science, engineering and mathematics is now more important than ever… More

Student poster, video contest educates the public about recycling

The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is holding a statewide recycling poster and video contest for K-12 students, sponsored by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Encourage your students to submit: An original 8 1/2 x 11 poster demonstrating the environmental benefits of recycling… More

PDE receives accountability waiver, announces ESSER fund allocations

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) for its request for a waiver from the accountability, school identification, and related reporting requirements for the 2020-21 school year. In addition, PDE recently announced that the state will receive $4… More

Reading School District a 2021 Magna Award winner

Congratulations to the winners of the 26th annual Magna Awards, sponsored by the National School Boards Association's flagship magazine, American School Board Journal! This year Magna Awards criteria focused on equity in education, recognizing district programs that remove barriers to achievement for vulnerable or underserved children. In PA, Reading School District (Berks Co… More

Upcoming webinar covers pandemic funding

Schools have faced an unprecedented crisis during this pandemic and fortunately, the federal government is providing assistance. With ESSER I, II and III funds being invested in our schools, school directors are faced with important decisions and need to keep in mind the current crisis and plan for future financial stability… More