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News And Events

August 29, 2018

PSEA members help shape PA’s first ever School Safety Task Force Report

Based on PSEA member feedback and other roundtable commentary from across the Commonwealth, the PA School Safety Task Force has released their full report identifying, “multiple themes, barriers and opportunities." 

 

June 27, 2018

Divided Supreme Court eliminates fair share fees

Despite the disappointing court decision, PSEA members will continue to stand together for the good of their students and each other.

September Voice Correction

In the September edition of Voice magazine, the Education Funding Works program was incorrectly described.

The Education Funding Works program highlights how pro-public education policies benefit Pennsylvania’s schools, students, and educators.  The Education Funding Works program does not advocate that voters take any specific action at the election booth and does not recommend the election or defeat of candidates for public office. 

June 22, 2018

Lawmakers approve state budget making public education a priority

State lawmakers approved a 2018-19 state budget plan that invests in classrooms, career and technical education, early childhood programs, special education, higher education, and school safety grants.

June 22, 2018

Legislature approves bill creating comprehensive safe schools program

The legislation provides school districts $60 million in school safety grants for a menu of security, training, prevention, and counseling programs. It also creates a "Safe2Say" program.

June 22, 2018

Senate bill removes heavy focus on standardized testing as graduation requirement

The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously to approve a bill that provides students with additional options to fulfill high school graduation requirements beyond the high-stakes Keystone Exams.

March 15, 2018

PSEA members propose policy ideas to keep schools safe

PSEA President Dolores McCracken has shared those policy ideas with state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf.

January 18, 2018

PA's Every Student Succeeds Act Plan receives federal approval

Gov. Tom Wolf's administration invited PSEA members and staff to help develop Pennsylvania's comprehensive, forward-thinking state ESSA plan.

That plan earned the approval of the U.S. Department of Education on Jan. 17.

January 02, 2018

Gov. Wolf announces further reductions to PSSAs in 2018-19 school year

The move, announced in December, is designed to ease stress on students and to give them up to two additional weeks to learn before taking the assessment.

December 13, 2017

Tuition voucher bill could cost school districts $500 million

PSEA members have sent more than 23,000 messages to lawmakers opposing a tuition voucher bill that would siphon money from Pennsylvania's most financially needy school districts.

 Statewide Events   Regional Events 

In our Locals

Adaptive music class gets students up and moving

York City students win top honors in youth leadership program

Meet PSEA's Celebrating Excellence winners

Central Valley nurses ask, ‘Did You Know?’

Loyalsock Twp.'s Jennifer Wahl PA's 2018 Teacher of the Year

North Pocono EA member selected in 'My teacher is an Olympian'

Issues & Action

Alternative graduation pathways

The PA Senate has approved Senate Bill 1095, which creates alternative pathways to graduation that remove the heavy focus on standardized testing. Urge the House to send the bill to Gov. Tom Wolf.

Tuition vouchers

A tuition voucher bill in the PA Senate would drain more than $500 million in state funding from PA public schools.