PSBA launches new advocacy campaign and resolution

Yesterday PSBA released a Special Legislative Report announcing a new advocacy effort designed to relieve school districts from the effects of state-imposed unfunded and underfunded mandates and provide the flexibility needed to weather the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic… More

PSBA introduces new digital evaluation platform

PSBA is pleased to introduce a new PSBA tool — digital evaluations powered by MetricsED! The MetricsED evaluation tool allows school boards to fulfill the critical responsibility of evaluating their superintendent while promoting a goal-aligned, reflective and evidence-based evaluation process… More

2020 School Safety and Security Board Report webinar available

School Safety and Security Coordinators are required to provide an annual report to their school board in executive session. In the School Safety and Security Board Report – What Should I Include in 2020? webinar, Vincent Champion, Esq… More

Podcast available – The Cost of Public Education During COVID-19 and Beyond

On a newly released episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson is joined by PSBA Chief Advocacy Officer John Callahan and Director of Research Andy Christ. They discuss the funding Pennsylvania’s school districts need to continue educating their students and serving their communities… More

Q&A with Broadway star Raquel Suarez-Groen

Perseverance, tenacity, endurance – these are all qualities that Broadway stars must have to perform in 450 shows a year, which amounts to eight shows a week. In order to give their best performance at every show, actors and actresses need to be in top physical and mental shape… More

Task force created to plan for the safe reopening of Pennsylvania’s schools

Eight PA education associations, including PSBA, have formed a new task force aimed at getting Pennsylvania’s students back into their schools and classrooms as safely as possible… More

PSBA to testify at Senate Education Committee hearing on continuity of education

The Senate Education Committee will conduct a public hearing on Monday, May 11 regarding school districts' work to provide to provide education to their students during the COVID-19 health crisis… More

PSBA Year of Learning catalog updated

The current PSBA Year of Learning catalog was recently updated to reflect events that have already occurred and upcoming events that have been changed to a virtual format. Members should stay tuned for the publication of the 2020-21 Year of Learning catalog, which will outline next year’s events… More

Bulletin magazine released in new format

Be sure to open tomorrow’s Daily EDition newsletter for access to the latest Bulletin magazine! Due to changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, this edition of the Bulletin will be released in digital format only and will debut our new online magazine platform. This platform allows enhanced interactivity and resources and ease of use… More

2020 State of Education report released, print copies mailed

In its fourth year, the State of Education report is now available digitally on PSBA.org. This year’s report presents a unique look at the public education landscape pre-coronavirus, with a 65% response rate to a survey conducted before the pandemic outbreak, providing key findings on cyber programs, special education and budget pressures… More