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PSEA is a community of 181,000 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.

PSEA officers begin new terms

Dolores McCracken, a paraprofessional with nearly two decades of service in Council Rock School District became PSEA president on September 2.

McCracken is joined by PSEA Vice President Rich Askey, a music teacher from Harrisburg School District, and Jeff Ney, an elementary teacher from Wilkes-Barre Area School District.

PSEA praises Gov. Wolf’s plan to reduce the length of the PSSA

Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera announced this week that Pennsylvania will reduce the length of the PSSA by an average of 20 percent in grades three through eight.

 

News And Events

September 17, 2017

NEA and Teaching Tolerance launch webinar series on school climate

NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Department teamed up with Teaching Tolerance to offer educators and support professionals three webinars on addressing hate and bias in schools. 

September 14, 2017

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

On Sept. 13, the state House rejected the bipartisan revenue package agreed upon by the state Senate and Gov. Wolf, passing an amended bill that lacks recurring revenue to prevent future budget impasses.

By passing a different plan, the state House extends the budget impasse that could prevent the state from making its payments to school districts.

September 12, 2017

Learning Lessons: Teachers in the Parks

Video: On a summer day in Exeter Township, – happy and carefree at the community pool. But upon closer inspection, these children are learning. And they are loving it. This is Teachers in the Parks. Watch this innovative program in action.

September 10, 2017

State ESSA plan puts focus on multiple measures of school and student performance

No Child Left Behind is out. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is coming in.

Gov. Tom Wolf's administration has put forth a plan to implement the new federal education law in the 2017-18 school year.

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.

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In our Locals

A strong commitment to volunteerism in Butler EA

Teachers in the Parks bridges the summer learning gap

Juniata Valley teacher brings science alive

Chocolate, roller coasters, and libraries

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.