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Congratulations to PA's Teacher of the Year

The honor goes to Jennifer Wahl, a world history teacher and member of the Loyalsock Township Education Association.

181,000 members strong

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.

Do you have one minute?

That’s the question we’ll be asking EA and ESP members this fall, and we hope you’ll help.

We need every EA and ESP member to answer a five-question survey summarizing your attitudes about our Association. 

News And Events

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.

November 06, 2017

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

On Oct. 30, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a revenue bill and several remaining budget bills passed by the state Senate and House last week.

On Nov. 6, Gov. Wolf allowed an omnibus School Code bill to go into law without his signature. The bill includes changes to educators’ seniority rights and furlough rules. PSEA opposed these changes from the beginning. But, thanks to PSEA members’ advocacy, Gov. Wolf, and our legislative allies, the plan ensures that seniority is the determining factor in furlough decisions for the overwhelming majority of educators.

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.

 Statewide Events   Regional Events 

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.