Agriculture in PA: An interview with Sen. Bartolotta and the Freight Farm at Trinity Area School District

Agriculture as the leading industry in Pennsylvania provides viable career options for students who have wide-ranging aptitudes and interests. In this podcast, Sen. Bartolotta (part one) and leaders of Trinity Area School District (part two) with their Freight Farm provide perspective around how it can be introduced to students focused on different post-graduation paths… More

Lawmakers look to fully fund IDEA

Federal funding for educating students with disabilities would gradually increase under a bill known as the IDEA Full Funding Act, which was introduced by lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives late last month… More

School district says children aren’t getting needed mental health services

Dr. Adrienne Johnson was one of nine York County experts to speak to Democratic state representatives March 28 in a policy committee hearing focused on childhood mental health. They were there to make the case for more funding and resources as the school district grapples with what it calls “overwhelming mental health needs… More

States, districts tackle the tough work of making ESSA a reality

The Every Student Succeeds Act, which passed with bipartisan fanfare in 2015, has been the law of the land for more than three years… More

Philadelphia superintendent on leading through a financial crisis and raising expectations for students

Education Week spoke with William Hite earlier this month about his tenure, continuing challenges the district faces, bright spots, and advice for other urban district leaders confronting conditions like the ones he encountered when he first arrived in Philadelphia. Education Week, April 1, 2019 (Subscription may be required… More

How are schools prioritizing mental health?

The mass-shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, and schools around the nation last year ignited a debate on mental health and the need to prevent young people from slipping through the cracks. Local school district efforts are designed to do just that… More

New study pushes PA to embrace trauma-informed education

Research suggests that about half of the county’s children experience at least one traumatic event before the age of 17. These adverse childhood experiences — known as ACES — include experiencing or witnessing violence; living in poverty; or having a parent go to jail… More

Proposals for PSBA’s 2020 Legislative Platform now being accepted

Your school board is invited to build PSBA’s legislative agenda by submitting proposals for consideration for PSBA’s 2020 Legislative Platform… More

Five ways one middle school is making itself more student-centered (video)

The hallways of Fred M. Lynn Middle School in Woodbridge, VA, were not always as lively and colorful as they are today. When Principal Hamish Brewer came to the school in 2017, many students and staff didn't particularly like coming to the school… More

Erie School District’s diversity effort shows results

Jessica Nizeyimana, 17, who is black, is taking education courses in a program that is expanding at Erie High School. A professor from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania teaches three college-level education classes at the high school, and an introductory education class is to be added next year… More