2001 - PSEA members rally in Harrisburg on March 4 for children and public education, and to reaffirm and re-establish PSEA's identity as a union.
2002 – No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is enacted.
2002 – The Pennsylvania Legislature passes a state budget that increases basic education funding by $275 million – the largest dollar increase in at least two decades – and ensures that public education will remain a priority by locking funding targets into law.
2002 – PSEA celebrates 150 years of service.
2008 – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) releases its Costing-Out Study.
2008 – The Pennsylvania Legislature passes another historic state budget, including legislation that enacted into law Gov. Ed Rendell's school funding formula to increase school funding in Pennsylvania by $2.6 billion over six years.
2009 – The U.S. federal government promises to increase school funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
2010 – PSEA observes the 50th anniversary of headquarters’ cornerstone.
2010 – PSEA releases groundbreaking research report, “The Power of a Great Education: PSEA’s 20/20 Vision for the Future."
2012 – PSEA forms Partners for Public Education to connect with Pennsylvanians who care about public education.
2014 – PSEA releases comprehensive set of education policy recommendations, “Solutions that Work."
2015 – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is enacted.
2016 – The Legislature enacts Pennsylvania’s “fair funding formula” for public schools to more equitably distribute state funds. PSEA led a coalition to improve the state’s funding formula.
2017 – After four and a half years of legislative debate and unprecedented member advocacy, PSEA helped pass a law that protects members’ pensions and preserves the integrity of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System.
2018 - PSEA celebrates the 50-year anniversary of the “March Forth” rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, where 20,000 educators gathered to demand that the Legislature pass a law granting educators collective bargaining rights.
2019 – PSEA unveils the RESPECT (Raise Educators’ Salaries Provide Economic Certainty Today) initiative, which is aimed at increasing the state minimum educator salary, raising the minimum wage, attracting more people of color to the teaching profession, and increasing the numbers of teaching assistants, school psychologists, social workers, counselors, and nurses in public schools.
2020 – PSEA helps enact a state law that ensures that all educators and support professionals continue to be paid while schools are closed between March and June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 - PSEA collaborates with school districts, administrators, state officials, and others to craft policies ensuring that students continue to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic while taking steps necessary to reduce health risks for students and school staff.
2021 – PSEA works with Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to create a special COVID-19 vaccination program exclusively for school staff members. More than 112,000 school staff members were vaccinated through the program in three weeks.
2021 – PSEA helps to enact a new state law to alleviate the growing substitute teacher shortage by giving public schools more flexibility to hire qualified substitutes.
2022 – PSEA advocated for a nearly $1 billion in increase in public school funding. This historic increase, the largest in Pennsylvania history, was included in the commonwealth's FY 2022-23 budget.