What happened when City Council and the new Philly school board met for first time

Philadelphia’s City Council held a first-of-its-kind hearing Tuesday with school district officials and members of the city’s new school board, the latest sign that city lawmakers will be keeping closer tabs on the schools. WHYY, Nov… More

Special ed funding slips

Schools in Butler County are increasingly relying on local tax dollars to fund special education programs as state funding has stagnated for several years, a recent report found. The county isn't alone: Special education funding across Pennsylvania mirrors the situation in Butler County schools… More

Majority of district leaders concerned about cyber threats, Project Tomorrow report finds

An overwhelming majority — 71% — of district administrators are concerned about the security of their network against malicious attacks, according to a Project Tomorrow and iboss report… More

Workshop your challenges at Board Presidents Panel

You face many challenges as a school leader. Take advantage of the opportunity to share scenarios and workshop real solutions at Board Presidents Panel. A PSBA-moderated panel of school leaders will discuss the most pressing challenges facing PA public schools and help discover solutions to issues you face… More

Case study: Giving students more personalized choices takes ‘great teaching’

Eighth-grader Mercedes Gay loves having choices at school. But those choices are more meaningful than deciding between a “fishwich” sandwich or an Asian chicken salad in the cafeteria at DelSesto Middle School in the Providence, RI, district. Education Week, Nov. 27, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Teacher pay: How Pennsylvania ranks

Nationally, teachers were paid an average annual salary $60,483 in the 2017- 18 school year, according to the most recent data available from the National Education Association. In Pennsylvania average salary was $67,398, ranking ninth among U.S. states. Patch.com, Nov… More

How election results will shake up state education policy

There will be a new cast of characters overseeing state education policy in 2019 — and many of them will be looking to shake things up to deliver on the many promises they made on the campaign trail in this year's midterm elections. Education Week, Nov. 27, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Podcast: The diverse benefits of online learning

In this podcast recorded recently at the 2018 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, host Annette Gray covers online learning and the way it can further in and out of classroom learning for customized, maximized instructional support… More

Commentary: What has this Congress actually gotten done on education?

When the current Congress kicked off at the start of last year, there were a lot of education issues to tackle. So as the first two years of Congress during the Trump administration come to a close, what did the lawmakers accomplish and where did they come up empty? Education Week, Nov… More

Smart Talk: Area superintendent salaries and fixing broken instruments

The online PA Post researched and reported on Pennsylvania school superintendents and reporter Ed Mahon joins us on Tuesday's Smart Talk with more of what he found. Also, the number of schools offering music education in Pennsylvania, and the nation, is in a steady decline and has been for more than a decade… More