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

Letter: Pennsylvania School Boards Association calls for equity in education

The recently posted “50 worst schools in Pennsylvania” story that ran on PennLive on Jan. 29 was extremely misleading and detrimental to those districts placed on the list. While the editors may feel this type of story is helpful, it does nothing but tear down communities and foster bitterness. PennLive.com, Feb… More

PSBA believes budget is positive move for public education

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) believes Governor Tom Wolf's proposed 2018-19 state budget is a positive move for the commonwealth's public schools. The proposed increases would continue desperately needed investments in the future of Pennsylvania… More

Senator Pat Browne to receive William Howard Day Award for service to public education 

State Senator Pat Browne (Lehigh Co.) will be presented with the William Howard Day Award from the Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation (PaPEF). This award seeks to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals, groups or organizations to public education across the commonwealth. This is the second year the award has been given… More

PA School Boards Association honors innovation in public education 

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) will honor outstanding recipients of the Pennsylvania Education Innovation Awards at a special awards dinner on Oct. 18 as part of the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center… More

Public education must remain sanctuary of opportunity

The very foundation of public education is opportunity for all regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion or disability. School directors across Pennsylvania stand by this tenet, which makes the violence in Charlottesville especially painful to witness… More

PSBA is pleased that education remains a priority in state budget

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is pleased that Gov. Tom Wolf’s original $100 million increase in Basic Education Funding and $25 million increase in special education funding have been preserved in the state budget currently going to his desk… More