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PSEA is a community of 180,000 education professionals who are making a difference in the lives of students every day. Our strength comes not only from our numbers, but from our beliefs, our values, and our passion. Every time we speak up for what we believe, we harness the power of collective action.

Student PSEA: A Calling to Serve

With more than 85 chapters at universities and colleges across Pennsylvania, Student PSEA has become one of the largest and most successful groups of its kind in the country.

Gov. Wolf signs new state law providing alternative to Keystone Exams for career and technical education students

The passage of House Bill 202, signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on June 21, will allow public school students in vocational and technical education programs to demonstrate competency through their grades and alternate assessments or industry-based certifications.

News And Events

July 10, 2017

Budget Update: Here's the latest from the state Capitol

On June 30, the General Assembly passed a state budget that includes public school spending priorities championed by PSEA members and Gov. Tom Wolf.

And on July 27, the state Senate approved a balanced revenue package and legislation impacting public education in Pennsylvania. 

However, the state House of Representatives has not yet acted on these final budget-related bills, and it is unclear when state representatives will return to finish this important work on the state budget.

July 21, 2017

PSEA Vice President: Outgoing President Oleksiak Will Make Excellent Labor Secretary

“Jerry Oleksiak has been an outstanding PSEA president, and he will be an excellent secretary of labor and industry. I have known Jerry for nearly 20 years, and I can tell you that he is one of the most fair-minded, committed, and dedicated leaders I’ve ever met."

July 22, 2017

PSEA Board fills vacancies on state officer team in wake of Oleksiak's Cabinet appointment

Following the news that President Jerry Oleksiak will leave PSEA on September 2 to join Gov. Tom Wolf's Cabinet as secretary of Labor and Industry, the PSEA Board of Directors has taken action to ensure a smooth transition in the three-member state officer team.

2017 ACE Lobby Days

More than 100 PSEA Advocates for Children and Education (ACEs) traveled to Harrisburg in June to meet with their legislators on issues including school funding, standardized testing, subcontracting, and others.

June 12, 2017

Gov. Tom Wolf signs pension bill

Thanks to the advocacy of PSEA members and Gov. Wolf's leadership, PA has adopted new pension legislation that does not include many of the harmful provisions PSEA has opposed.

March 20, 2017

Policy brief: A Balanced and Researched-Based Approach to Standardized Testing

PSEA released a policy brief aimed at ensuring that standardized tests are used the way they were intended and do not interfere with classroom instruction.

In our Locals

New “Little Free Libraries” in Lebanon County

Central Bucks teacher receives NEA Foundation fellowship

Conestoga Valley teacher plays lead role in Broadway star's career

ESP members launch 2017 Summer Supply Drive

Teacher of the Year urges educators to speak up

Issues & Action

PSEA Lobby Days

More than 100 PSEA members traveled to Harrisburg in June to meet with their state legislators on issues like school funding and high-stakes testing. 

Read just a few of their stories. 

High-Stakes Testing

PSEA is working with elected officials from both parties to reduce high-stakes standardized testing in our schools.