Equity Summit recap

On Oct. 16 students, school leaders and other education stakeholders, including PSBA members, gathered at Lebanon Valley College (LVC) for the 2018 Equity Summit held by the Institute for Educational Governance and Leadership (IEGL). In addition to keynotes by Dr. Sherri Lawson Clark and Dr… More

Voting session concludes with several PSBA victories

The General Assembly has concluded its voting session, and this week the governor took action on 10 education-related bills. PSBA achieved several victories with the passage of new graduation reforms, changes to special education certification, and many more bills that we were working on… More

Three Newly Elected Members Join the PSBA Governing Board

Mechanicsburg, PA, October 19, 2018 – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) announced the outcome of its recent election. Three newly elected board members will join existing officers on the governing board. At the conclusion of the 2018 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, results were announced during the Delegate Assembly on Friday, Oct… More

Pupil Transportation Symposium held in November at two locations

Getting students to and from school each day is a crucial part of schools' efforts to help students succeed. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn best practices from state and regional experts, and network with other transportation professionals at this day-long event designed for your role… More

PA School Boards Association Honors Innovation in Public Education

Mechanicsburg, PA, October 17, 2018 – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) honored outstanding recipients of the Pennsylvania Education Innovation Awards at a special awards dinner on Oct. 17 as part of the 2018 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center… More

Joan L. Benso to Receive the William Howard Day Award Recognizing Outstanding Contributions to Public Education

Mechanicsburg, PA, October 17, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation (PaPEF) created the William Howard Day Award in 2015 to recognize outstanding contributions to public education by individuals, groups or organizations across the commonwealth. The PaPEF board of directors is pleased to award the 2018 William Howard Day Award to Joan L… More

PSBA in Support of Senate Bill 1095 – Years of Uncertainty will be Resolved with the Governor’s Signature

For Immediate Release: Media Contact: Annette Gray Director of Communications 717-590-8533 annette.gray@psba.org Mechanicsburg, PA, October 15, 2018 – With the passage of Senate Bill 1095, years of uncertainty and concern with the current system have been resolved for students and schools… More

PA lawmakers embrace alternatives to high-stakes exams to earn a high school diploma

Pennsylvania is well on its way to joining a growing number of states that have decided that requiring students to pass high-stakes tests to graduate is no longer the direction it wants to go… More

Phase 1 of Commonwealth Education Blueprint completed

Last fall PSBA and other education stakeholders began work on the Commonwealth Education Blueprint, a plan to develop and implement a statewide vision for the future of public education in Pennsylvania… More

Wednesday, PCN LIVE call-in program on school safety features CEO Mains

PSBA's Chief Executive Officer Nathan G. Mains is one of the panelists participating in a PCN LIVE Call-In Program discussing school safety,  Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. The program also includes panelists Dolores McCracken, president of the PA State Education Association, and Shileste Overton Morris, director of the Center for Safe Schools… More