PSEA is a community of education professionals who make a difference in the lives of students every day.
Phoenixville EA member John Odell is in his second successful career after 24 years with the Army.
PA’s minimum teacher salary ($18,500) hasn’t increased since 1988. PA's minimum wage ($7.25), hasn’t been raised since 2009, and is lower than all neighboring states.
PSEA is committed to making changes aimed at protecting everyone who works and learns in our schools.
Dolores McCracken, longtime public education advocate, union leader, and voice for students & educators everywhere, has received the prestigious NEA Friend of Education Award.
“Dolores dedicated her life to advocating for great public schools, students, and the PSEA members she served and loved,” said PSEA President Rich Askey, who served alongside McCracken until her death last year.
In receiving the NEA Friend of Education Award, McCracken will join the ranks of Nobel-prize winner Malala Yousafzai, three former U.S. presidents, a Supreme Court justice, U.S. senators and representatives, governors, educators, journalists, and civil rights leaders.
A brain break can be any activity that gives students a chance to take a step back from the academic grind and give their brains a much-needed stimulus boost.
The science behind this concept is sound, and the importance of taking regular periods of rest between bouts of intense focus has been well-understood among education professionals for some time. In fact, it used to be built into each school day in the form of recess and physical education. Sadly, these critical activities are gradually being phased out in favor of more classroom time.