With the deadline looming, where does the Pennsylvania budget stand?

Toil on a $34 billion budget package in Pennsylvania’s Capitol is barreling into the final week of the fiscal year, as top lawmakers rush to wrap up closed-door budget talks, score some pet victories and send rank-and-filers home for the summer… More

Disagreements remain as PA’s budget deadline nears

Top Pennsylvania lawmakers are assembling a budget package that’s due ahead of the July 1 start of the fiscal year, but behind-the-scenes disagreements remain and rank-and-file lawmakers are awaiting details… More

Moo-ve over skim milk: These lawmakers are udderly serious about bringing back whole milk

U.S. Rep. Glenn William “G.T.” Thompson, R-15th District, whose sprawling, rural northwestern district includes large agricultural interests, was in Harrisburg Tuesday to promote his bill to put whole milk, flavored and unflavored, back into the nation’s school cafeterias… More

State bill focuses on eating disorder education for parents

New legislation from two area lawmakers seeks to educate parents of public school students about the risks and warning signs of eating disorders. The bills from State Sen. Steven Santarsiero, D-10, of Lower Makefield, and Rep. Tom Murt, R-152, of Upper Moreland, would require educational materials on eating disorders be provided to parents each year… More

Cracking the Code: These budget bills are where the deals get made

With no new taxes or big spending hikes on the table, many Capitol veterans believe the drama this year could lie in an obscure, but no less critical, part of getting an on-time spending plan onto Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk: code bills… More

Who decides whether charter schools open in PA? Not just your local school district

Created shortly after Pennsylvania passed its charter-school law in 1997, the appeals board has long been controversial for its ability to overturn decisions of the local school boards that regulate charter schools. In addition to the secretary of education, Pennsylvania’s board is supposed to have six members appointed by the governor… More

Register and reserve housing now for the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference

Register, reserve housing and learn more about the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference on the newly designed conference website at paschoolleaders.org! This event is a premier professional development and networking opportunity for school leaders in Pennsylvania. With 30+ education sessions, inspiring speakers and 150+ exhibitors, you'll want to start planning your conference experience now… More

Video EDition: Clarification on legal developments involving transgender students in PA schools

In this installment of Video EDition, learn how a recent legal development involving transgender students may affect your district. PSBA's Sr. Director of Legal Services Stuart Knade examines the issue and related media coverage… More

Pennsylvania has 500 school districts. What’s stopping consolidations?

The difficulty of school district consolidation was the topic of a bipartisan hearing Monday held by the Senate’s Majority and Minority Policy committees, where senators and education experts discussed the possibility of reducing the number of public school districts across the state… More

Governor vetoes $100M private schools bill in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf is vetoing budget-season legislation to substantially ramp up taxpayer support for private and religious schools in Pennsylvania. In Wolf's veto message Tuesday, he questioned why Pennsylvania should expand a tax credit that subsidizes private institutions while the state's public school system remains underfunded… More