Why U.S. classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Peek inside your average classroom these days, and you're likely to see teachers using apps, websites and software that borrow elements from video games to connect with students living technology-infused lives. By all accounts, they're fun to use, and studies have found that some can be effective… More

When half the kids are in poverty, our fractured towns can offer no future

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, today and throughout this year, will explore the data tying childhood deprivation to a host of other problems, and delve into a dozen communities in which half of the kids live in poverty… More

Wolf’s first term: Wins, losses and big budget fights

Gov. Tom Wolf will be sworn in to a second term Tuesday, giving the Democrat another four years after a first term marked by both bitter fights with the Republican-controlled Legislature and bipartisan agreements. Associated Press, Jan… More

As longest government shutdown continues, Pennsylvania businesses, agencies step in

With a federal government shutdown that's the longest one in U.S history, some Pennsylvania businesses and agencies are stepping in. WPSU, Jan… More

Anonymous tip line created for Pennsylvania schools

On Monday, schools across the commonwealth implemented a new anonymous tip line through a partnership between the Pennsylvania attorney general's office and Sandy Hook Promise. WJAC Channel 6, Jan… More

School Director Recognition Month resolution now available

The PSBA Governing Board resolution, and other resources to help your district celebrate School Director Recognition Month, are now available on the website… More

Jan. 24 Webcast: Best Practices in Digital Communications for District Leadership

Ensure you are using email and social media wisely and ethically as a district leader. In this hour-long live webcast, discuss the challenges, best practices and legal considerations surrounding the use of digital communications in your role. Understand how the Sunshine and the Right-to-Know laws apply to ensure compliance. Learn more… More

Confusion over statewide Safe2Say program remains two days before going live

A promising new program promoting school safety in Pennsylvania is off to a rocky start. Come Monday, educators, students, parents and community members will be allowed to submit anonymous tips through a new threat reporting system called Safe2Say… More

In PA, most cyber charter schools operate with expired state agreements

Cyber charter schools nationally have struggled to meet academic benchmarks and have faced controversy over their finances and management. Yet in Pennsylvania, operating with an expired charter has become a standard practice. Of the state’s 15 cyber charters, only five have current state charters that officially sanction their operations. Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan… More

‘Safe2Say’ will soon kick off across Pennsylvania

In just a few days, a new initiative gets underway in the commonwealth to keep kids safe across the state. It's a program that has already been proven to save lives in other states. The new Program “Safe 2 Say” is less than one week away from launching in Pennsylvania. PAHomePage.com, Jan… More