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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.

Celebrate Black History Month

PSEA joins the nation in commemorating Black History Month. This year's theme is "African Americans in times of war." Find lesson plans and materials to use in your classroom.

 

Meet the winners of 'My teacher is an Olympian'

Lillianna Fells, a third-grade student in the North Pocono School District, and her teacher Sherri Hughes won the grand prize.

News And Events

February 06, 2018

Gov. Wolf's 2018-19 budget continues to make public education a priority

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a 2018-19 state budget proposal that recommends critical funding increases for basic education, special education, higher education, and career and technical education.

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

PA House defeats payroll deduction bill on bipartisan vote

On Dec. 12, the PA House defeated a payroll deduction bill aimed at silencing the voices of working Pennsylvanians.

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.

November 15, 2017

Congratulations to Susan Lynam, PSEA's 2017 ESP of the Year

On ESP Day, PSEA salutes hardworking education support professionals like Susan.

November 15, 2017

PSEA supports new bills to protect ESP members from subcontracting threats

In an effort to protect education support professionals from having their jobs subcontracted to for-profit companies, state senators and representatives have introduced bills to increase the transparency and accountability that goes into these life-changing decisions.

October 11, 2017

CBS Sunday spotlights career and technical education in Pennsylvania

CBS Sunday’s Oct. 1 episode featured a segment called, “Rebuilding America's pool of construction workers,” discussing the shortage of skilled labor across the United States, and efforts to address it.

The search for solutions led them to Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.

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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

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.