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

Learn more about the 2020 Census

2020 marks the beginning of a new decade and an event that only occurs once every 10 years — the U.S. Census. The 2020 Census is vital to determine how federal funds are distributed as well as political representation in local, state and federal districts… More

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