Justice Kennedy retiring from high court, had deep imprint in education arena

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, a highly influential moderate-conservative at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court for three decades who wrote major opinions on race, religion, and other areas of public education, announced his retirement on Wednesday, just hours after the court closed out its 2017-18 term… More

Your input is needed to build the future of public education!

The Commonwealth Education Blueprint is a multiyear effort founded and managed by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) to develop and implement a statewide vision for the future of public education… More

One conclusion of PA school safety task force: Students want a voice in discussion

Gov. Tom Wolf's administration issued its findings Tuesday from six school safety task force field hearings set up in the wake of February's high school shooting in Florida, with better security, training and student services at the core of what the school community is seeking… More

Supreme Court deals unions a stinging defeat in ‘Janus’ case

The justices ruled 5-4 to prohibit “agency” or “fair share” fees in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31. The justices also ruled that workers must affirmatively opt into the union before fees can be taken out of their paychecks. Education Week, June 27, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

PA teacher’s unions could feel brunt of Supreme Court decision

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that public sector union employees can choose not to pay union dues or fees, a move that could damage union finances and limit their political clout. In Pennsylvania, and nationally, teachers unions could bear the brunt of the court's ruling… More

US Supreme Court decision in Janus vs AFSCME strikes down public sector agency fees, requires immediate action by employers

Earlier today, PSBA provided guidance for school solicitors regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this morning in Janus v… More

TO: PA School Board Solicitors Association, Janus Decision

Most of you probably have heard by now that earlier this morning the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (No… More

Better security, student services sought by schools

Governor Tom Wolf's administration issued its findings from six school safety task force field hearings set up in the wake of February's high school shooting in Florida, with better security, training and student services at the core of what the school community is seeking… More

Kindergarten coders: When is too early to put kids in front of screens?

Gov. Wolf has embraced the tech approach, hoping to fill an estimated 17,000 to 21,000 computer-related jobs in Pennsylvania. Advocates say early access to technology in schools can help break the cycle of poverty for disadvantaged students… More

Bipartisan career and technical education bill approved by key Senate committee

The Senate education committee agreed unanimously via voice vote Tuesday to favorably report a bill reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to the full Senate… More