A look back at some highlights found in Daily EDition and @ PSBA Twitter feed 2 months 1 page
Los Angeles Unified School District , the second-largest school district in the country , mandated COVID-19 vaccines for students ages 12 and up .
THE PA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONGRATULATED 13 SCHOOLS IN THE COMMONWEALTH THAT HAVE BEEN RECENTLY SELECTED AS NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS
BY THE U . S . DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION .
Adam Bastidas , a
Northampton Area Middle School math teacher , was named an All-Pro Teacher by the Philadelphia Eagles .
The Seneca Valley School District joined the Learning 2025 network of demonstration systems , aimed to help advance student-centered , equityfocused , future-driven education administered by AASA , The School Superintendents Association .
Supply chain issues continued to plague school cafeterias across the country , as districts faced shortages in common school lunch food items .
MATT MOYER ,
principal of Pottstown School District ’ s Rupert Elementary , was recognized by the National Association of Elementary School Principals with its Distinguished Principal Award .
The American Academy of Pediatrics , the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , and the Children ’ s Hospital Association declared a “ mental health state of emergency ” for America ’ s young people .
KEEP PENNSYLVANIA BEAUTIFUL INVITED PA TEACHERS AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS TO COMMIT TO KEEPING THEIR FACILITIES AND GROUNDS CLEAN THROUGH THEIR LITTER FREE SCHOOL ZONE PROGRAM .
PA Departments of Transportation and Education teamed up with the PA School Bus Association to address the shortage in school bus drivers by reaching out to drivers holding commercial driver ’ s licenses .
The PA Senate Education Committee began review of Governor Wolf ’ s plans for more transparency and accountability in the state ’ s charter schools .
PSBA launched the Innovation and Policy Institute ,
designed to provide first-term school directors with an intensive , seven-month experience to grow their capacity as locally elected officials and leaders of education .
The U . S . Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer ’ s low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5 to 11 years old , and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the vaccine for public distribution .
The 2021 Governor ’ s STEM Competition in Pennsylvania opened for submissions from all public and non-public school students .
THE PA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONTINUED TO RELEASE SEVERAL VOLUMES OF ESSER / GEER EXTRA , A COMMUNICATION TO PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS REGARDING THE USE OF THEIR FEDERAL ESSER FUNDS AND GOVERNOR ’ S EMERGENCY EDUCATION RELIEF ( GEER ) FUNDS .
The federal Build Back Better Act , which would provide universal pre-K , among other benefits , passed the U . S . House of Representatives and went to the Senate .
A historic trial that could change how Pennsylvania funds its public schools started in the state Commonwealth Court .
January / February 2022 PSBA Bulletin 27