Pennsylvania leaders take on the state’s rural broadband crisis

As Pennsylvanians face a dramatic shortage of rural broadband access, the Centre Daily Times and the Knight Foundation are driving a discussion on the digital divide: what it means for our communities, how it developed and how to fix it… More

New program gives Pennsylvania newborns a head start to college

State treasurer Joe Torsella announced the new Keystone Scholars program in front of toddlers at the Prodigy Learning Center on Hunting Park Avenue. The program puts $100 into the 529 college account of every child born or adopted in Pennsylvania, after Jan. 1, 2019… More

Survey: What school district tech leaders are saying about cybersecurity

District tech leaders have different concerns about cybersecurity, and different strategies for addressing those concerns, which vary by the size of their school systems… More

Gov. Wolf highlights Philly school conditions in severance tax push

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited a school in South Philadelphia Thursday to stump for his severance tax proposal. The location was strategic, giving Wolf a chance to highlight the kind of infrastructure projects he’d like to complete with the $4.5 billion his administration says the tax would produce… More

Move over, ‘vo-tech’: ‘Career and technical’ is preferred school code language under bipartisan legislation

The state Senate Education Committee this week unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would change all mentions of “vocational-technical,” “vocation” and “vocational” to “career and technical” in the school code. The legislation is cosponsored by Landisville Republican Sen. Ryan Aument, who said the measure sends a strong message in support of career and technical education… More

School Safety: How school construction is changing due to security concerns

In this time of mass shootings, schools are feeling the pressure to make changes to how schools are constructed in an effort to keep intruders out… More

Nominations for the Allwein Society are welcome!

The Allwein Society is an award program recognizing school directors who are outstanding leaders and advocates on behalf of public schools and students. This prestigious honor was created in 2011 in memory of Timothy M… More

Applications open for Student Showcase at 2019 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference

Do you have talented student performers or groups at your district? Submit an application for them to be a part of the Student Showcase on Oct. 17 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the 2019 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference! We're looking for a variety of acts, from instrumental and vocal to dance and theater… More

Carving a career path: a case example for lowering the dropout rate in Columbia County

In this podcast, learn how the Central Columbia School District (Columbia Co.) has created the Career Pathways high school, a unique program that creates a spark, and leads students to meaningful professional paths. Find out more about how they are reducing dropout rates in the district. Listen online or with your favorite podcast app… More

Reading Captains lead the way to early literacy

The idea behind Read by 4th is simple, which is why it has been so widely embraced in Philadelphia. The city is considered a leader in the grade level movement, which has programs in 360 U.S. communities… More