State budget overview with Budget Secretary Jen Swails

In this installment of Video EDition, Commonwealth Budget Secretary Jen Swails discusses Gov. Wolf's 2020-21 state budget plan. Hear from the office that works directly on the budget, and learn how the proposed plan could affect public education students and school entities… More

Federal and foundation grant opportunities available

As spring approaches, several U.S. Department of Education (ED) competitive grant opportunities will be released. The most notable of these grants is the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. The ED anticipates release of the 2020 solicitation later this month and has projected a tentative deadline for early April… More

Keynote speakers announced for school design and construction planning conference

PSBA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pennsylvania will host A Focused Foundation: School Design + Construction Planning on March 31 – April 1… More

PSBA to air ‘Budget Talk’ with Governor Wolf on Tuesday

On Tuesday, February 11 at noon, PSBA will air an exclusive, members-only, 30-minute budget talk with Gov. Wolf and CEO Nathan Mains. Registration is required, but there is no cost. Register now on myPSBA… More

Adopt the 2020 resolution for charter school funding reform

In this legislative session, PSBA has been leading the charge with the Senate, House of Representatives and the Governor’s Administration to push for positive charter reform… More

Charter school tuition is now biggest budget pressure for school districts

PSBA announced that the results from the recently completed 2020 State of Education survey show that more than 70% of school districts identified mandatory charter school tuition costs as one of their biggest sources of budget pressure… More

PSBA President discusses upcoming initiatives

In the latest episode of Video EDition, 2020 PSBA President Eric Wolfgang discusses priorities for his year of leadership. Watch the video here… More

One more date left for New and Advanced School Director Training

PSBA offers you high-impact, engaging live training that newly elected and reseated school directors can attend to be certified in new and advanced required training. There is one session remaining on February 3 (Monaca, PA). Learn more and register now… More

Governor to seek PA school construction aid amid health issues

With budget season approaching, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is developing a plan to help deal with aging school buildings plagued by environmental problems, including lead paint and asbestos insulation, his office said… More

Final Commonwealth Education Blueprint released

Phase I of the Commonwealth Education Blueprint was released in October of 2018. PSBA is pleased to announce the release of the final Blueprint report, which is focused on carrying out the work of Phase I. The Commonwealth Education Blueprint project is a statewide vision for the future of public education in Pennsylvania… More