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PA's ESSA Plan gets federal approval

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has given Pennsylvania a once-in-a-decade opportunity to reshape public education in the commonwealth.

Gov. Tom Wolf's administration has made good use of that opportunity, working closely with PSEA members and other stakeholders to develop a comprehensive, forward-thinking state ESSA plan. On Jan. 17, the U.S. Department of Education approved the plan, setting the stage for the state to fully implement it during the 2018-19 school year.

In the latest issue

  • PA's Every Student Succeeds Act Plan gets federal approval
  • Supreme Court to decide case impacting PSEA and other unions
  • Quick hits
  • Video: Gov. Wolf and other elected leaders stand with PSEA members
  • Legislative Update: A state budget, vouchers, overtime pay
  • It’s the perfect time to get Act 48 and Chapter 14 credits
  • New password rules for
  • Member Benefit Spotlight: New PSEA Signature Visa Card

Supreme Court to decide case impacting PSEA and other unions

You may have heard that the Supreme Court is expected to rule this year in a case designed to further rig the rules against working people.

The case, Janus v. AFSCME, is an attempt to prevent unions like PSEA from charging fees for the services unions provide. The case holds serious implications for unions and is the latest push by well-heeled, anti-public employee forces to attack organized labor.

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Connected is PSEA's all-member electronic newsletter, produced and distributed monthly. Connected alerts members to news and updates on professional issues, legislative issues, and other Association information.

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