How Pennsylvania is helping secure safety in our schools

As Central Pennsylvania parents prepare to send students back to school, the safety of their children is at the forefront of their minds. Central Penn Parent, Aug… More

Parkland students are still going strong. Their message to students: vote

As it matures over the course of its months-long Road to Change tour through the United States this summer, the March for Our Lives movement’s broad goal of ending gun violence is increasingly focused on voting, one of the most essential of all civic responsibilities. Education Week, Aug. 3, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Leading in a school safety crisis: New portal and hotline offer help to administrators

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, has launched a new, one-stop web portal to help district leaders before, during, and after a crisis. The online portal— — which went live this month, has resources to help district leaders through school shootings, hurricanes, tornadoes, student suicides and other tragedies. Education Week, July 23, 2918 (Subscription may be required… More

Counseling, mental health access dominate federal school safety meeting

Students—especially those from vulnerable populations and children in remote areas—aren't getting nearly enough access to mental health services. That's according to a slew of experts who testified before the federal school safety commission Wednesday. EducationWeek, July 11, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

PA budget plan includes more for schools, safety

Details of a $32.7 billion state budget package began emerging Tuesday, as top Republican lawmakers prepared an election-year plan they negotiated behind closed doors with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf… More

Joint letter: PSEA and PSBA, regarding school safety

June 11, 2018   The Honorable Andrew Dinniman Senate of Pennsylvania Senate P O Box 203019 Harrisburg, PA 17120-3019 Re: School Safety Dear Senator Dinniman, The shock and fear generated by the recent succession of school shootings at Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, as well as other violent acts in schools have led our… More