Students use new app to report concerns

A new state violence prevention program teaches students to recognize warning signs and signals and submit concerns anonymously through a tip line, website or cellphone app. And, in the first week of Safe2Say Something, hundreds of students across the state had something to say… More

Central Greene first district to receive Safe Schools Champion award

Although Safe Schools organized a conference for twenty previous years, this year was the first time planners selected a school district, an organization, Highmark, and an individual as state champions, Dr. Charisse L. Nixon from Penn State Behrend in Erie. Observer-Reporter, Jan… More

Are you balancing? Your obligation to protect Pennsylvanian’s constitutional right to informational privacy

Public school entities are local agencies subject Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) Your Open Records Officer (ORO) or the attorney advising OROs, in addition to determining what explicit RTKL provisions might apply to a request must always assess whether a RTKL request seeks information that would divulge private personal information about individual Pennsylvania citizens… More

PSBA on PA Newsmakers

Annette Stevenson, PSBA senior director of communications, recently appeared as a guest on The Pennsylvania Newsmakers television show discussing the effort to increase school safety with the Safe2Say Something program. Video streaming of the entire program is available now on the Pennsylvania Newsmakers website. Or watch it live on these stations: WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, Jan. 28 at 8:30 p.m… More

Advocates still working on an equitable school funding solution

Fair funding advocates in Pennsylvania are tired of students missing out on educational opportunities simply because of their geographical location, their skin color or their economic status. But a solution won’t come overnight. Associated Press, Jan… More

Pennsylvania State Education Department seeks summer meals sponsors

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is seeking out organizations from across the state to support children in low-income areas receive nutritious meals during the summer months sponsored by the Department's Summer Food Service Program. WFMJ Channel 21, Jan… More

PA school districts say later start times are boosting grades

Last fall, the state Senate adopted a resolution to form an advisory committee to study high school start times throughout the commonwealth. That study is due to the General Assembly this fall… More

Democratic legislators say fixing school funding is a moral imperative

Using words like urgency and moral imperative, members of the Pennsylvania House’s Democratic Policy Committee, convened by State Rep. Christopher Rabb, met Wednesday in Mount Airy to emphasize the need to overhaul the state’s school funding system. The Notebook, Jan… More

NSBA annual conference in Philly this year

Take advantage of the opportunity to attend a national conference held in your home state! Registration for the 2019 NSBA Annual Conference is now open. The event will be held March 30-April 1 in Philadelphia, PA, and will give attendees a unique opportunity to network with other education leaders from around the country… More

Strong start for Safe2Say school safety reporting program in PA

Attorney General Josh Shapiro released information today on the first-week results for the Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System, a statewide program enabling students, teachers, school administrators and others to detect and report potential threats of violence and other problems before they happen. PennWatch.org, Jan… More