House passes bills to expand broadband access, funding

Two pieces of legislation supported by PSBA to help boost broadband access across rural Pennsylvania passed the House of Representatives this week.     House Bill 2438 (Rep. Owlett, R-Tioga) would allow electric cooperatives to use their existing poles to deploy fiber lines for broadband… More

Podcast available – Students’ Emotional Well-Being and Academics: A Hand-in-Hand Approach

During a newly released episode of Keystone Education Radio, Annette Stevenson is joined by Angela Jerabek. Angie is the founder of BARR, a strengths-based model that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of all students… More

Deadline for PSBA’s 2021 Legislative Platform approaching

School boards have until June 30 to become involved in the development of PSBA's Legislative Platform and selection of top priority issues. The platform is PSBA's official record of positions on legislative issues and is the guide for the association's advocacy efforts… More

Pittsburgh Public Schools CTE Teachers Support Frontline Workers During the Pandemic

Using the training tools and techniques provided to their students, teachers in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Division of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) are doing their part to support frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic… More

BSSD staff raises over $10K to feed district families

More than 125 district employees from all six buildings, including teachers, aides, administrators, secretaries and custodians have combined to raise more than $10,000 for the Big Spring Area Food Bank and the PAW Packs program… More

Surprise parade celebrates Boone graduates

Volunteers from the Blazer Education Foundation, Daniel Boone teachers, Daniel Boone administration, members of the Daniel Boone School Board, borough and township officials, and the police and fire department all participated in a parade to congratulate the Daniel Boone Class of 2020. They visited all 263 homes of the senior class… More

Southern Tioga teacher creates 3D face shields

Josh Beals and a team of volunteers have collectively created nearly 1,000 face shields and are distributing the masks through the Tioga County COVID-19 Task Force. This has been a community effort as supplies were donated from the Wellsboro Area School District, Southern Tioga School District and New Covenant Academy… More

Abington students get graduation greeting from the sky

A congratulatory banner flew over the Abington Senior High School campus and each of the district’s seven elementary schools to lift the spirits of the Abington Township’s 2020 graduating class… More

Leechburg Area School District to hold graduation at Riverside Drive-In

Leechburg Area School District is giving its high school seniors the movie-star treatment this year. Leechburg Area will honor its 73 graduates at Riverside Drive-In in Parks, which has been allowed to reopen as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s phased plan to reopen Pennsylvania’s economy… More

Pocono Raceway to host 4 high school graduation ceremonies

Pocono Raceway will host four local high school graduation ceremonies that students will be able to experience from inside their personal vehicles… More