PSBA recognizes 2019 Allwein Society inductees

The Allwein Society is a recognition program honoring school directors who are outstanding leaders and advocates on behalf of public schools and students. This prestigious honor was created in 2011 in memory of Timothy M… More

Go paperless for the environment, your board and your school

Using a paperless board meeting management system and governance tool benefits not only the environment but also your board and school district. A paperless management system allows board members to collaborate and maintain a streamlined and organized workflow… More

Coronavirus resources available on PSBA webpage

In the last few weeks, the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, has become a topic of concern nationwide. Although the virus is not widespread in Pennsylvania at this time, that status could change. Being proactive is key to prevention and mitigation… More

PA gives out school safety funding for a second year

Last Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s School Safety and Security Committee approved more than $60 million in school safety funding. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) reported that demands for funding to improve safety in Pennsylvania schools remained strong. Many schools made requests for grants to address mental health needs and to strengthen school security measures… More

A Focused Foundation conference registration discounted

Due to overwhelming support from community partners and sponsors, PSBA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pennsylvania are pleased to share that the cost of registration has decreased to $50! The sponsors of A Focused Foundation: School Design + Construction Planning understand the value of making sure students have access to a safe, secure and comfortable learning environment… More

Rep. Ciresi talks about Advocacy Day

In this episode of Video EDition, Rep. Joe Ciresi (R- Montgomery Co.), a former school board director, talks with Chief Advocacy Officer John Callahan about his past involvement at Advocacy Day and why the event is so impactful. This year’s event will be on March 23. Click here for more details… More

PDE seeks your input on updating the state’s science standards

In September 2019, the State Board of Education directed PDE to begin the process of updating Pennsylvania’s science standards that have been in effect since 2002 to align them with current research and best practices, including a review of Next Generation Science Standards… More

Celebrate Career and Technical Education this month

Career and technical education (CTE) programs across the commonwealth offer students the opportunity to acquire in demand technical skills before entering the workforce or pursuing post-secondary education. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the commonwealth offered more than 1,700 CTE programs in over 200 schools in 2018 and enrollment at CTE programs increased five percent since 2011-12… More

Keystone Education Radio: Arts in Education — Making the Whole Individual

During the 2019 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, we sat down with keynote speakers Corey Mitchell and Robin Grey to discuss their film Purple Dreams. In this podcast, the duo discusses their experience advocating for arts education, the impact it has had on students they’ve mentored and their journey to creating the film… More

Unified voice for public education: Join us for Advocacy Day

All school leaders are invited to attend Advocacy Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) are partnering together to strengthen our advocacy impact… More