School mandate waiver bill introduced

PSBA is pleased to report that Senator Langerholc, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, has introduced legislation to provide public schools flexibility and relief from costly and unnecessary mandates. Senate Bill 1286 would reinstitute the mandate waiver program similar to the program which operated from 2000 to 2010… More

Podcast available – Not Only Fun and Games: The Rise of Popularity in Esports

On a recent episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson is joined by Bill Thomas, chairman of the Pennsylvania Esports Coalition… More

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend

First celebrated in 1882, Labor Day was established by unions in New York City to celebrate their members with a parade, according to the Constitution Center. This weekend, as we acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of American workers, it’s more apparent than ever the sacrifices that are made to keep our country moving forward… More

PSBA testifies on cost savings, improved efficiencies for school districts

This week, PSBA President Eric Wolfgang presented testimony to the House Democratic Policy Committee regarding cost savings and improved efficiency for school districts. Wolfgang emphasized PSBA’s call for various specific solutions, including legislation that would create broad, permanent relief from mandates that consume much of district budgets and stifle innovation… More

What to expect at this year’s School Leadership Conference

At the 2020 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference on October 14-15, you'll encounter the same high-quality experience you've come to expect, via new virtual platform. Hear world-class speakers and relevant educational sessions, and network with exhibitors and attendees — from the comfort of your home or office on any internet-enabled device… More

Michael Soskil presents during Keynote Webinar Series

On Wednesday, August 26, Michael Soskil – a renowned teacher, speaker and author – presented “Technology, Humanity and Student Well-being” as part of the Keynote Webinar Series II… More

Pennsylvania requests extension of federal waivers to ensure meals for school-aged children

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting extensions on several national waivers due to expire on August 31, 2020, that provide schools with meal distribution flexibility… More

PIAA plans to move forward with fall sports

On August 21, the PIAA board of directors voted to permit fall sports based on local school decision… More

Podcast available – Staying Safe Online in Today’s World

In today’s ever evolving world, it’s important for children and young adults to know how to keep themselves safe online. It’s equally important for parents and teachers to be aware of how their children and students are utilizing technology, especially as our world continues to operate in a largely online environment… More

Updated mask requirement released by the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Health

The Pennsylvania Department of Education in cooperation with the Department of Health announced on Monday, the requirement of all students to wear face coverings at all times, while in school… More