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In 2020, PSBA will celebrate 125 years of serving school board members. As your trusted professional development source, we are also your approved source for New School Director Training or Advanced School Director Training and mandated training requirements… More

Leaving school board service?

Continue your connection and commitment to public education by joining PSBA Alumni Forum. Benefits of the complimentary membership includes: electronic access to PSBA Bulletin legislative information via email Daily EDition e-newsletter Special access to one dedicated annual briefing Register today online… More

SV JROTC named 2019-20 ‘Honor Unit with Distinction’

The Seneca Valley Junior Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) has been named a 2019-20 “Honor Unit with Distinction” by the U.S. Department of the Army. The department presented this award to JROTC units that maintained an exceptionally high standard of performance during the 2018-19 school year… More

PSBA Special Report – Key ed bills sent to Gov. Wolf

It was a tough week, but the advocacy efforts of PSBA members and staff were influential in the fight that led to great success on Capitol Hill. Three PSBA legislative priorities received final passage last week and are heading to the governor’s desk… More

Video EDition: New and re-seated school directors’ keys to success

New school directors, this installment is for you! Learn about materials designed to help you acclimate to your new role, and options for fulfilling training requirements for both new and re-seated school directors. Watch it now on our YouTube channel:… More

Universal lead testing touches ideological nerve in PA House panel debate

A seemingly uncontroversial bill dealing with childhood testing for lead exposure sparked heated debate Wednesday about the balance between public safety and government overreach. The bill, sponsored by Rep… More

PA House, Senate resolutions aim to raise awareness of childhood homelessness

On Wednesday, Nikki Johnson-Houston, the reigning Ms. Pennsylvania and a tax attorney in Philadelphia, appeared alongside her one-time law school classmate, Rep. Donna Bullock (D-Philadelphia) to rally on behalf of companion House and Senate resolutions designating this week (Nov. 17-22) “Pennsylvania Education for Students Experiencing Homelessness Awareness Week… More

With financial incentives and extra support, Philly and PA plan to recruit more teachers of color

Plagued by a teacher shortage in general and the nation’s lowest rate of teachers of color, Pennsylvania education officials Wednesday announced a program to recruit, train and keep a more diverse force of educators… More

Voucher bill fast-tracked for floor vote this week

On Monday, the House Education Committee approved private school voucher legislation under House Bill 1800 (Rep. Turzai, R-Allegheny) with a narrow vote of 13-12. As expected, the bill is being positioned for a vote on the House floor later this week… More

Financial literacy courses for students on the rise, as college debt, other expenses increase

There has been a recent push to provide money management skills to high school students. In September, Pennsylvania senators unanimously passed a new legislation that will allow public school students to apply personal finance credits toward high school graduation requirements… More