The Cost of Public Education During COVID-19 and Beyond

The PA State budget, school district budgets and the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression—how does all of this fit into the funding our school districts require to continue educating students and serving their communities?

The Impacts of Screen-Time: Teaching Teens to Cope

In this episode of Keystone Education Radio, host Annette Stevenson is joined by Dr. Delaney Ruston, a physician and documentary filmmaker who has studied and documented stress, anxiety and depression among teens in the digital age. Dr. Ruston explores the connection between mental health and technology; the role that parents, teachers and students play in addressing mental health concerns; and the impact of COVID-19 on students. This episode is brought to you in part by the Keystone Purchasing Network and the PA School District Liquid Asset Fund (PSDLAF).

Uncharted waters: Navigating unemployment compensation for school employees during COVID-19

In this timely episode of Keystone Education Radio, Geoffrey D. Moomaw, President of Interstate Tax Service, Inc., provides guidance on how schools should proceed with unemployment compensation during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years: Launching Earth Challenge 2020

In this episode of Keystone Education Radio, Earth Day Network (EDN) Education Coordinator Kira Heeschen joins us to discuss Earth Day’s upcoming 50th anniversary, the world’s largest coordinated citizen science campaign, Earth Challenge 2020 and the importance of student and youth involvement.

Flourish or fail: A conversation about grit with Angela Duckworth

Host Annette Stevenson talks with best-selling author, psychologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania Angela Duckworth. Duckworth unpacks her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and provides further insight into her research of the characteristics of high achieving individuals.

This episode is sponsored by Siemens & Edgenuity.

Purple Dreams: Portraying the Power of an Arts Education

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. 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.

A Seat At The Table: Encouraging Student Voice

In this episode, Asia Mason, project manager of student voice with the Pittsburgh Public School District (PPS); Sam Bisno, a senior at the Barack Obama Academy of International Studies, also known as Pittsburgh Obama 6 – 12 and Prishti Tyagi, a sophomore at Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, discuss how their district and local community are not only permitting but prioritizing student voice in decision-making.