PDE proposes new regulations for charter, cyber charter schools

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has released proposed regulations for charter and cyber charter schools and is seeking public comment. The new regulation is established as a new Chapter 713 under Title 22, Part XX, of the PA Code… More

FCC to open second 15-day application window for ECF funds

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced that that total demand by school and libraries for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is $5.137 billion, which is about $2 billion less than the total $7.17 billion available… More

September/October Bulletin available

We're pleased to offer members another issue of Bulletin magazine, in print and online! The September/October issue focuses on cybersecurity in schools and online learning programs at districts. Learn the latest best practices for keeping your schools safe from cyberattacks, and get tips for online program success… More

Rep. Sonney to introduce PSBA charter reform recommendation

This week Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, issued a co-sponsorship memo for legislation he is introducing to ensure that charter school payments are accurate. The proposal reflects one of the key recommendations in PSBA’s Charter School Task Force report… More

Podcast available – Bully Prevention: Teaching Students to be Upstanders

While statistics of bullying in schools may be alarming, organizations such as Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) in Bucks County are working to prevent occurrences by teaching students of all ages strategies to fend off bullies and how to intervene when they see it occurring… More

PSBA observes Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! PSBA offices are closed today in observance. We wish you a safe and relaxing holiday… More

PSBA testifies on reporting and confidentiality issues in schools

PSBA recently presented testimony to the House Children and Youth Committee on the issue of respecting confidentiality laws and protecting students and staff. The testimony examined aspects of state and federal reporting and confidentiality laws, as well as legal barriers surrounding information sharing among Children and Youth Services, law enforcement and schools… More

New Career Gateway launched

PSBA recently launched a new and even more robust Career Gateway, the job board for top education employers and job-seeking candidates! Check out the new and improved site at careergateway.psba.org… More

Amendments to PSPC Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators now final

The Professional Standards and Practices Commission’s (PSPC) proposed changes to the Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators under 22 PA Code, Chapter 235, that were published in the August 21, 2021 issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin and are now final… More

Podcast available: Pursuing Passion and Optimism as a Foundation for Equity and Inclusion

Kimberly Reed has spent her career inspiring and guiding some of the most influential business leaders in implementing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies and practices… More