PSEA is a community of education professionals who make a difference in the lives of students every day.
Emily Nell came back to teach art and make an impact after spending 14 years as an independent artist working in schools and holding benefit auctions.
Pennsylvania’s public schools should be the safest and healthiest places for students to learn and grow.
PSEA is committed to making changes aimed at protecting everyone who works and learns in our schools.
Cover story: Connecting the dots - Community building for English Learners
The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, has presented Pennsylvania with a once-in-a-decade opportunity to help reshape public education in the Commonwealth. PSEA was at the forefront of that opportunity, working diligently with Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to help design a comprehensive, forward-thinking state ESSA plan.
Pennsylvania's plan, approved by the U.S. Department of Education on Jan. 17, 2018, focuses on a more balanced approach to school accountability, reducing time spent on high-stakes standardized testing, and increasing supports for Pennsylvania educators and students. The plan was fully implemented beginning in the 2018-19 school year.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on June 27, 2018, in Janus v. AFSCME that further rigs the rules against working people. The 5-4 court majority ruled that public-sector unions like PSEA can no longer collect fair share fees from non-members for the services that unions provide to them.