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

Register for Spring Legal Roundup: School Directors

PSBA's Spring Legal Roundup: School Directors is an engaging and interactive three-hour educational event that provides important updates on significant developments in school law impacting the decision-making of all school leaders. Click here to learn more about this event or to register… More

Podcast available: Teaching the Value and Impact of Agricultural Education

Agriculture is big business in Pennsylvania. Not only does it have an enormous economic impact, but human lifestyle depends on not only sustaining but expanding the agricultural industries. Yet not every school district in the commonwealth incorporates agricultural education in its curriculum… More

Spring Advocacy Day: Keep the conversation going

On Monday, more than 200 members participated in a successful Spring Virtual Advocacy Day, through more than 100 scheduled meetings with legislators online and calls, emails and social media posts! A great way to continue the conversation is by inviting your legislator to visit your schools through the Show Them What It Takes program… More

2020 Facts & Figures report available

Do you know how many students are enrolled in Pennsylvania public schools? There are 1.72 million total (909,800 elementary and 814,654 secondary for the 2019-20 school year). These facts and many more can be found in the 2020 PA School Facts and Figures… More

Join us for 2021 Virtual Sectional Meetings

Join us for 2021 Virtual Sectional Meetings – a series of three virtual meetings open to all members featuring expert presenters from PSBA, the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the Office of the Attorney General, and an exclusive presentation and Q&A with PA Governor Tom Wolf… More

More than 77% of Pennsylvania’s Public School Districts Have Adopted a Charter Reform Resolution

Media contact for Keystone Center for Charter Change at PSBA: Lawrence A. Feinberg, Director Larry.Feinberg@PSBA.org Media contact for PSBA: Annette Stevenson Chief Communications Officer Pennsylvania School Boards Association Annette.Stevenson@PSBA… More

2021 State of Education report available

PSBA and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators released the 2021 State of Education report yesterday… More