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Last updated: November 1, 2019 The following book titles are currently available for purchase from PSBA: Leadership Becoming a Better Board Member – Fourth Edition (2019) School Board Secretary’s Handbook (2019) The Key Work of School Boards Guidebook (2015) Legal Labor Relations for School Leaders (2018) Essentials of Parliamentary Procedure Pennsylvania School Law Handbook (2018)… More

Peyton’s Law passes in the Senate

Six years ago, 19-year-old Peyton Walker died of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Since that time, her mother Julie Walker has been on a mission to educate others about the top killer of student athletes in the United States… More

PA House bill would scrap cross-filing for school board, county judge candidates

Two Republican lawmakers — one from southwestern Pennsylvania, the other from the Lehigh Valley — rolled out a bill that would scrap cross-filing by school board, county judicial, and district magistrate candidates… More

Bills to alter teacher evaluations in Pennsylvania garner some tentative support, with caveats

Bills that would change the way Pennsylvania teachers are evaluated were supported by some educators, but some concerns were also raised during a Pennsylvania House Education Committee meeting. The bills introduced by Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford, and Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Mount Joy, would make changes to 2012’s Act 82… More

School Start Times and Student Performance webcast hosted tomorrow

The Joint State Government Commission established an advisory committee to study the issues, benefits and options related to school districts instituting later start times in secondary schools. Tomorrow, October 31, PSBA will host School Start Times and Student Performance, a webcast intended to help your district consider this issue and its impact on your students… More

Giving schools — and students — the tools they need in the fight to save the planet

The second annual Drawdown Learn Conference is sponsored by the Omega Institute, a nonprofit educational center, in partnership with the nonprofit climate organization Project Drawdown. The conference brought together high school students, teachers, indigenous leaders and policy experts, librarians, and scientists… More

How did your child’s school perform on state exams? You can find out here

The state Department of Education has released school by school results of the 2019 Keystone Exams and the 2019 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests… More

Ban on flavored e-cigarettes proposed for Pennsylvania

A ban on flavored e-cigarettes has been proposed in Pennsylvania, following the lead of New Jersey and several other states that are scrambling to restrict access to vaping products, which have contributed to a spike in nicotine use among teenagers… More

Wolf administration highlights how Restore Pennsylvania will help broadband issues in Pennsylvania’s rural schools

Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Education Deputy Secretary for Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller recently visited Harmony Area School District in Clearfield County to discuss how lack of access to high-speed internet hurts students’ ability to learn, and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help to close the… More

Vote YES on House Bill 49: Ask the House to concur with Senate amendments on security personnel fixes

Last week the Senate passed House Bill 49 (Rep. Brown, R-Monroe) with needed amendments to address issues schools are experiencing in implementing requirements under Act 67 of 2019 related to safety and security personnel… More