Institute for Educational Governance and Leadership appoints inaugural director

The Institute for Educational Governance and Leadership (IEGL) has appointed Donna-Marie Cole-Malott as its first director. IEGL is a joint effort of the College, CM Regent Insurance Company, CM CARES (Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation), Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation, and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association… More

PSBA calls on the General Assembly to pay its fair share for public education funding

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is pleased to announce its participation in the PA Schools Work campaign that was launched today during a news conference at the State Capitol… More

New institute will enhance public education in PA

The Institute for Educational Governance and Leadership promises to enhance children’s education through thought leadership and research. Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts grapple daily with complex issues of educational quality, safety, equity, and oversight… More

PSBA supports recommendations to modernize school construction reimbursement process

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is pleased to support the final report issued today by a state panel to improve the process for reimbursement of public school construction projects and calls on the General Assembly to act on the recommendations and to provide the necessary funding… More

PSBA disappointed in Senate committee vote to move ESA voucher legislation

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is disappointed in today’s vote by the Senate Education Committee to approve Senate Bill 2, legislation to create Education Savings Accounts, or vouchers, that take state tax money out of neighborhood public schools for use at private schools… More

New advertisements feature Williamsport Area SD backpack program

Watch the 30-second and the extended cut versions of the new television commercial for the Success Starts Here public awareness campaign! Also, hear the radio ad… More

2018 State of Education highlights successes, challenges facing public education

Representatives of several education leadership associations today released the 2018 State of Education report (https://www.psba.org/SOE-2018) highlighting the many successes and challenges facing public education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania… More

PSBA supports proposal to provide alternative pathways to graduation

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) supports legislation introduced today by Senator Thomas McGarrigle (R-Chester/Delaware) that provides multiple pathways for demonstrating readiness for graduation in addition to passing Keystone Exams… More

Joint Statement on School Safety and Student Activism

The recent shooting in Florida has opened deep emotions for students, parents, teachers, and staff in school communities. Unlike any time in the past, students are taking a strong stand in the important debate surrounding school violence, and we salute their efforts to speak out by organizing peaceful protests… More

Guest Editorial: Arming teachers isn’t the way to keep students safe

The awful reality of the Stoneman Douglas High School slayings — 17 dead, 15 injured — has left the nation reeling. Our goal now should be to do whatever we can to keep our schools safe. Of course, people of goodwill can disagree about how to prevent more of these unspeakable killings. PennLive, Feb… More