PDE releases ESSA Consolidated State Plan draft

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released its draft Consolidated State Plan for compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan is available for public comment through an online survey until Aug. 31, and PDE will submit the document to the U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 18 for approval… More

Webinars look at Interscholastic Athletics from different perspectives: Urban and Rural Forums

Two upcoming webinars will provide information to prepare all districts statewide for a winning season in compliance and competition – and with the opportunity to focus on issues of particular interest to Urban and Rural districts… More

ESSA up close: A guide to the practical impacts of the Every Student Succeeds Act

If it lives up to its lofty ambitions, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) promises a sea change in education policy, and one that more closely mirrors the individualized instruction that educators aspire to give each of their students… More

Pennsylvania Education Innovation Awards

Presented by CM Regent Insurance Company Please note: Submission period ended Aug. 31. Check back for winner announcement! The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is pleased to announce the creation of a new recognition program focused on drawing attention to innovation in public schools… More

PSBA seeking experienced education leaders: Become an Advocacy Ambassador

PSBA is seeking applications for six Advocacy Ambassadors who have been involved in day-to-day functions of a school district, on the school board, or in a school leadership position… More

Protected: Solicitors Symposium 2017: Presentations and handouts

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PSBA is pleased that education remains a priority in state budget

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is pleased that Gov. Tom Wolf’s original $100 million increase in Basic Education Funding and $25 million increase in special education funding have been preserved in the state budget currently going to his desk… More

Flawed charter bill moves forward

Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee passed HB 97 with amendments, including narrowing the scope of the proposed Charter Commission and removing a provision that would have reduced school district payments to cyber charter schools, removing a potential $27 million savings for 2017-18… More

Campaign for Fair Education Funding insists upon full $100M Basic Education Budget increase in State budget

The Campaign for Fair Education Funding assembled in the Capitol rotunda on Thursday to underscore the importance of a $100 million increase in basic education funding. Campaign members stood together to tell legislators that a funding increase is truly critical for students… More

Join us at the Capitol this Thursday

The Campaign for Fair Education Funding (CFEF) will be conducting a news conference this Thursday, June 22, at 11 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda to press for a state budget that increases basic education funding by $100 million without any cuts to other school funding budget lines… More