The Story Data Tells: March 6 Twitter Town Hall

PSBA will host a Twitter Town Hall discussion on: The Story Data Tells: a Picture of PA Public Education, March 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Join the Q&A discussion on Twitter (@PSBA) with leading education policy analyst and researcher on the 2019 State of Education report, Andy Christ… More

Podcast: Understanding the generations with Chuck Underwood

Talking with author, speaker, consultant and generational studies authority Chuck Underwood, this episode is centered around today’s living generations and pre-generation (the current K-12 student populace) and how they communicate, learn, live, and work based on distinct core values and experiences. Listen online or with your favorite podcast app… More

Representatives needed for PIAA positions

PSBA seeks members interested in serving as the school board representative to their local PIAA District Committee (12 positions) and a representative of the membership to serve on the PIAA Board of Directors (1 position). Click here to download applications for both positions and get more details… More

Grant program assists rural schools

The Small, Rural Schools Achievement Program (SRSA) from the U.S. Dept of Education is accepting applications for grants through April 26. Funding is formula based and only available to previously designated districts, as outlined in the spreadsheet linked in the grant summary… More

Video EDition: The story data tells

In our latest installment of Video EDition, learn how you can mine data from the newly released 2019 State of Education report to support public education and your school entity. PSBA Education Policy Analyst Andrew Christ talks with PSBA CEO Nathan Mains about the report’s findings and how to use the data… More

PSBA’s annual report on Pennsylvania daily substitute teacher compensation released

The association's annual report on substitute teacher compensation is now available online. On average, daily substitute teachers in Pennsylvania were paid $98 per day for 2017-18. Of the 484 responding Pennsylvania public school districts, 454 reported a daily rate. The most frequent pay rate (mode) and the median pay rate are $100 per day… More

2019 State of Education report now online

The 2019 State of Education report is now available on in PDF format. The report is a barometer of not only the key indicators of public school performance, but also the challenges schools face and how they are coping with them… More

Podcast: Early Intervention and Suicide Prevention in Schools

As part of our overall focus on safe, secure and healthy school environments, and as second in our series on suicide prevention; this episode is focused on the importance of early intervention and upstream approaches. To help us understand this complex and potentially grave topic, we’ll talk with Dr… More

April 29 is your day on the Hill!

All PSBA-member school directors are invited to attend Advocacy Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg to meet face to face with legislators on issues affecting public education. This year PSBA will be partnering with the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) and Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) to strengthen our advocacy impact… More

Gov. Wolf’s Feb. 5 budget address includes increases for education

Yesterday Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his state budget address to the General Assembly. The $34.15 billion proposal is an increase of $927.3 million, or 2.8% over the current year. Education generally fares well under the proposed budget, with increases in the basic subsidy and special education line items… More