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Pa. Teacher Elected NEA Leader

Becky Pringle, a physical science teacher from Pennsylvania and PSEA member, was elected vice president of the National Education Association, the nation's largest union of public education employees.   More »

Member Spotlight: James Bishop

For James Bishop, education has always been a huge part of life. And he wants to do everything he can to make sure public education in Pennsylvania is on the right track.

 

Gov. Corbett calls for continued public review of state academic standards

Just a year after praising the passage of Pennsylvania Core Standards, the state's adaptation of national Common Core academic standards, Gov. Tom Corbett is calling for "continued public review" of English-language arts and math standards in elementary and secondary schools. The announcement leaves school administrators and educators scrambling to determine next steps, now that Gov. Corbett appears to be backing away from his administration's own policy.  More »

9/16/2014


PSEA Report: Poorest students pay biggest price for school funding cuts

A new PSEA research report finds that Gov. Tom Corbett's nearly $1 billion in school funding cuts have hurt Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts and its neediest students the most, with larger classes and a drop in student achievement on standardized test scores.  More »

8/27/2014


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