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June 10, 2024

PSEA president commends state representatives for leadership in addressing school funding

June 05, 2024

PSEA president commends state representatives for leadership in addressing school funding

May 07, 2024

PSEA president issues statement on Senate Education Committee vote on private and religious school scholarship program

May 03, 2024

PSEA testifies about the association’s work to address school staff shortages

April 25, 2024

PSEA recommends U.S. Sen. Bob Casey for reelection

April 18, 2024

PSEA recommends state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro for state treasurer

April 12, 2024

PSEA president: Success of student teacher stipend program is best evidence that state funding must be increased

April 10, 2024

Student PSEA members mark launch of Pa. student teacher stipend program

April 09, 2024

Union members, leadership join with lawmakers to call for living wage in Pa.

April 08, 2024

PSEA recommends state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta for state Auditor General

March 21, 2024

PA voters favor investing in community schools over private and religious school scholarships, Susquehanna Polling & Research survey finds

March 18, 2024

‘Don’t forget about us’: PSEA stands with school retirees who haven’t seen a boost in their retirement income in two decades

March 05, 2024

PSEA president: Fixing broken public school funding system is not optional

February 28, 2024

PSEA president: Public school funding increase is not optional

February 06, 2024

PSEA president issues statement on governor’s FY 2024-25 state budget proposal

January 18, 2024

PSEA recommends U.S. Sen. Bob Casey for reelection

January 17, 2024

School mental health experts and PSEA leaders call for greater investment in mental health staffing to meet the needs of Pa. students

January 11, 2024

PSEA president: Basic Ed Funding Commission report is a significant step forward, fixing the public school funding system must be a top priority

January 05, 2024

PSEA president congratulates 2024 Teacher of the Year Ashlie Crosson

December 14, 2023

PSEA welcomes School Code bills that fund community colleges, school environmental repairs, and address educator and substitute shortages

November 15, 2023

Central Bucks special education instructional aide is PSEA’s 2023 Education Support Professional of the Year

November 14, 2023

PSEA president commends Pa. House for advancing first cost-of-living raise in 20 years for retired educators and public servants

November 09, 2023

Put a plan in place to address equity gaps in school funding, PSEA president testifies before Basic Education Funding Commission

November 02, 2023

PSEA stands with Portland teachers

October 24, 2023

Senate legislation will add burdensome mandates, restrict student learning

August 31, 2023

PSEA officers begin new terms with a focus on engaging membership, meeting the needs of educators, support professionals, and their students

August 30, 2023

PSEA president: Lawmakers fail to authorize key state budget programs, impacting vulnerable students and future educators

July 05, 2023

PSEA president: Pa. budget passed by House includes much-needed investments for public schools and no legal authorization for tuition vouchers

June 30, 2023

PSEA president comments on Pa. House Democratic leaders’ commitment to defeating tuition vouchers

June 29, 2023

PSEA president: Letter from right-wing, pro-voucher groups makes motives driving voucher schemes clear

June 23, 2023

PSEA president speaks out against push for private school tuition vouchers

June 22, 2023

Unions release letter to Gov. Shapiro and lawmakers, opposing “lifeline scholarship” tuition voucher plan

June 16, 2023

Bills introduced to give retired educators first cost-of-living raise in 20 years

May 03, 2023

Pa. House passes legislation to address crisis-level school staff shortages and extend OSHA protections to educators and other public sector employees

April 25, 2023

Pa. House Education Committee approves scholarship program for aspiring educators

April 24, 2023

PSEA president: House Education Committee takes step to address school staff shortage crisis

April 19, 2023

PSEA president congratulates member named National School Psychologist of the Year

April 12, 2023

Better starting salaries, more supports for aspiring educators key to tackling school staff shortages, PSEA president testifies

March 30, 2023

Pa. college students help beautify Dauphin County middle school

March 21, 2023

PSEA celebrates National Reading Month

March 07, 2023

PSEA president says Gov. Shapiro’s state budget proposal makes public education a top priority

March 06, 2023

PSEA president commends Rep. Kim and other lawmakers for legislation to increase educator pay

February 28, 2023

To address school staffing shortages, Pa. needs to invest in better starting salaries, work to remove barriers to education professions

February 08, 2023

PSEA celebrates Black History Month by renewing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

January 17, 2023

On Inauguration Day, PSEA looks forward to working with Gov. Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov. Austin Davis to strengthen public education in Pennsylvania

January 09, 2023

PSEA president commends Shapiro on outstanding choice for education secretary

November 15, 2022

Leechburg paraprofessional is PSEA’s 2022 Education Support Professional of the Year

November 14, 2022

Keystone Oaks teacher receives Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, one of public education’s highest honors

November 09, 2022

PSEA president congratulates Josh Shapiro and John Fetterman on their elections

October 24, 2022

PSEA president: PSERS' strong investment returns show that the board and staff are making sound decisions

October 13, 2022

National Education Association report taps educators to identify solutions to school staffing shortages

August 16, 2022

Doug Mastriano’s education plan would likely cut school funding by more than $12 billion, resulting in lost jobs and soaring class sizes, PSEA analysis finds

July 19, 2022

PSEA president demands that Doug Mastriano release details of his plan to cut public school funding

July 08, 2022

Pa. budget positions student for success with historic education funding increases, PSEA president says

June 22, 2022

John Fetterman secures NEA recommendation for U.S. Senate

June 21, 2022

PSEA president: PSERS posts solid investment returns, a credit to its diverse investment strategies

June 15, 2022

More guns in Pa. schools will threaten student safety

June 07, 2022

PSEA president: Pa. House plans to consider bills that attack teachers, nurses, first responders

May 24, 2022

PSEA president comments on horrific school shooting

May 23, 2022

Education stakeholders and advocates urge senators to oppose voucher bill

May 06, 2022

PSEA joins nation in thanking nurses during National Nurses Week

April 27, 2022

Tuition voucher bill will strip state funds from struggling Pa. schools

March 29, 2022

PSEA joins 24 other education and advocacy organizations to oppose latest tuition voucher bill

March 24, 2022

PSEA president: If Auditor General stops performing school audits, no state department or agency is ready to assume that responsibility

March 04, 2022

Standardized test results offer incomplete measure of student performance during pandemic

March 02, 2022

PA educators celebrate Read Across America

February 08, 2022

Budget Statement: Now more than ever, PA must invest in students and schools

February 01, 2022

Pa. needs a long-term solution to educator shortage, PSEA president testifies

January 25, 2022

IFO report raises serious concerns about education tax credit programs

December 21, 2021

PSEA recommends Josh Shapiro in Democratic gubernatorial primary

December 17, 2021

Gov. Wolf signs bipartisan legislation that will ease PA's substitute teacher shortage

November 16, 2021

Woodland Hills paraprofessional is PSEA's 2021 Education Support Professional of the Year

November 15, 2021

Rejecting sham legislative hearing, PSEA president calls for solutions to substitute shortage, better supports for student learning

October 06, 2021

Rep. Lewis' curriculum proposal creates a crushing level of work for PA educators and takes valuable time away from teaching kids

September 24, 2021

PA education advocates and associations oppose bill that redirects public school funding to tuition voucher programs when districts act to protect students from COVID-19

August 31, 2021

PSEA welcomes PA's K-12 school masking requirement

August 25, 2021

PSEA president issues statement on governor's call for legislative action on masking in schools

August 18, 2021

As Delta variant spreads, PSEA calls on schools to mask up a little longer

August 12, 2021

PSEA responds to NEA announcement on vaccine requirements for school staff

August 05, 2021

PSEA vice president pays tribute to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

July 09, 2021

PSEA president urges school leaders to consult educators and support staff on initiatives to close learning gaps and meet student mental health needs

June 15, 2021

Sen. Scott Martin fast tracks bill to transfer hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars out of public schools

June 07, 2021

PA Senate Education Committee Vote: Sen. Scott Martin proposes largest transfer of taxpayer dollars out of public schools in PA history

May 17, 2021

PSEA president says safe in-person instruction must be priority for 2021-22 school year

May 07, 2021

PSEA president encourages Chester Upland to listen to the community and reject charter school expansion plans

April 19, 2021

PSEA VP outlines post-pandemic education reforms that will move students forward

April 02, 2021

As educator vaccine initiative draws to a close, PSEA president thanks PA leaders for helping create safe learning environments in school

March 19, 2021

PSEA president joins governor, lawmakers, stakeholders to discuss educator vaccine rollout

March 03, 2021

PSEA President Rich Askey: School staff vaccination plan is key to reducing COVID-19 health risks for staff, students, and communities

February 27, 2021

PSEA president lauds U.S. House vote on American Rescue Plan

February 23, 2021

PSEA President Rich Askey: Statement on annual standardized testing

February 19, 2021

PSEA president commends Rep. Dan Miller on legislation protecting pay for school staff

February 11, 2021

PA education associations call on Wolf administration to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine for school staff

February 10, 2021

PSEA president calls on Chester and Delaware county officials to insist that county schools maintain 6 feet of social distance

February 03, 2021

Budget Statement: PSEA commends Governor's commitment to public education

January 07, 2021

PSEA president urges Education and Health secretaries to ensure that all schools are following state health and safety guidelines before expanding in-person instruction

November 23, 2020

PSEA president issues statement on Governor's public school attestation order

November 18, 2020

Berks CTE instructional assistant is PSEA's 2020 Education Support Professional of the Year

November 13, 2020

PSEA president encourages Montgomery County schools not to furlough support professionals

November 11, 2020

PSEA president: PA school districts must follow pandemic health guidelines to keep students, staff, and visitors safe

October 05, 2020

PSEA president urges Senate committee to invest in proven solutions rather than costly private school tuition voucher program

September 30, 2020

Bill that diverts hundreds of millions in COVID-19 relief funding to private school program is the wrong move for PA

September 29, 2020

PSEA applauds passage of bill emphasizing focus on student learning over standardized testing during pandemic

August 10, 2020

PSEA president responds to Gov. Wolf's announcement about school reopening metrics

August 06, 2020

Middle school science teacher from PA elected president of National Education Association

August 06, 2020

PSEA president demands that Bucks County officials issue guidelines for 6 feet of social distance in county schools

August 05, 2020

Public schools need clear and consistent direction as they prepare to reopen school buildings, PSEA president testifies

July 16, 2020

PSEA president urges governor to begin planning for online instruction in schools

May 28, 2020

2020-21 education budget provides stability for PA school districts and families

May 11, 2020

PSEA President: Educators committed to supporting students during pandemic

May 04, 2020

Parents overwhelmingly support educators during COVID-19 crisis, poll shows

March 27, 2020

PSEA president thanks governor for signing bill protecting students, providing greater clarity to schools and employees

March 25, 2020

PSEA President commends PA lawmakers for passing bill protecting students, providing greater clarity to schools and employees

March 13, 2020

Joint media statement: Key education organizations come together in support of school closures ordered by Gov. Wolf

March 02, 2020

PA schools need more school nurses, mental health professionals

February 27, 2020

PSEA prioritizes focus on student health, safety, and learning in schools budget

February 04, 2020

PSEA president commends Gov. Wolf for his commitment to public education

January 29, 2020

PSEA's 2020 education policy priorities aimed at reducing educator shortage, encouraging teacher diversity, improving student health and learning

November 20, 2019

New Hope-Solebury instructional assistant is PSEA's 2019 Education Support Professional of the Year

November 18, 2019

Tuition vouchers program will set back Harrisburg School District

November 18, 2019

PSEA commends House Education Committee for approving educator evaluation reforms

October 28, 2019

PSEA supports teacher evaluation reform before PA House Education Committee

September 19, 2019

Educators respond to Secretary Betsy DeVos' visit to Harrisburg

September 17, 2019

PSEA vice president joins call to raise PA's minimum wage

August 20, 2019

Student, educator artists recognized in PSEA's Fabric of Unionism Art Competition

July 16, 2019

PSEA president joins educators and advocates for press conference with Gov. Wolf

July 05, 2019

Former PSEA President Dolores McCracken receives prestigious NEA Friend of Education Award

June 28, 2019

PA budget and school code bill continue to make education a top priority

June 24, 2019

PSEA commends state senator for passing evaluation reform bill

June 19, 2019

National Education Association to honor former PSEA President Dolores McCracken posthumously with Human and Civil Rights Award

June 18, 2019

#RedForEd: PSEA members advocate for key policy initiatives at state Capitol

June 18, 2019

PSEA welcomes legislation reforming PA's educator evaluation system

June 17, 2019

PSEA elects Stroudsburg Area Middle School teacher Aaron Chapin as vice president

June 14, 2019

Media Advisory: PA educators wearing #RedForEd to speak out on key education issues at Capitol

June 11, 2019

PSEA President: Threat assessment legislation will help keep schools and students safe

June 05, 2019

Large majorities of PA voters in poll view public schools, teachers favorably

May 16, 2019

Educators, students, community leaders honored at PSEA’S Celebrating Excellence Awards

May 08, 2019

PSEA supports legislation establishing ratios for pupil services professionals

May 07, 2019

PSEA president: Dramatic expansion of EITC program not in line with priorities of ordinary Pennsylvanians

April 02, 2019

PA educators comment on minimum teacher salary proposal

March 26, 2019

PA educators join lawmakers in support of raising minimum educator salary

March 19, 2019

Poll shows two-thirds of Pennsylvanians favor minimum teacher salary proposal

February 05, 2019

PSEA president: Gov. Wolf's budget makes public education a top priority

January 30, 2019

PSEA supports Gov. Wolf's minimum wage proposal

December 10, 2018

PSEA president congratulates PA Teacher of the Year Marilyn Pryle

November 29, 2018

PSEA elects emotional support teacher Korri Brown as vice president

November 16, 2018

Upper Darby school secretary is PSEA’s 2018 Education Support Professional of the Year

November 14, 2018

Tamaqua Education Association files lawsuit to overturn district policy to arm school employees

November 13, 2018

PSEA mourns the passing of President Dolores McCracken, first education support professional to lead the Association

November 06, 2018

PSEA president congratulates Tom Wolf

October 29, 2018

PSEA president comments on Squirrel Hill mass shooting

October 25, 2018

Gov. Wolf signs bill giving high school students graduation options beyond the Keystone Exams

October 09, 2018

PA House approves bill removing heavy focus on standardized testing as graduation requirement

September 24, 2018

PA House committee advances bill to give high school students graduation options

September 24, 2018

PSEA president comments on proposals targeting union membership

September 05, 2018

State mandate is superfluous in light of court ruling, PSEA executive director testifies

June 27, 2018

PSEA president comments on Supreme Court decision in Janus case

June 22, 2018

PSEA president commends state Senate for passing high school graduation options bill

June 22, 2018

PSEA president: Comprehensive school safety bill will keep schools and students safer

June 22, 2018

PSEA president commends Wolf and lawmakers for state budget plan that makes public education a priority

June 20, 2018

PSEA president: Budget plan invests in public schools

PSEA president commends state House committee for advancing school safety bill

June 13, 2018

PSEA president comments on Senate Education Committee approval of legislation offering options for high school graduation

June 06, 2018

PSEA president commends state Senate for passing school safety bill

May 21, 2018

PSEA President: Tuition voucher plan is a disaster for public schools and students

April 18, 2018

PSEA president: Attacks on collective bargaining laws are attacks on working families

April 18, 2018

PSEA leaders praise House lawmakers for bipartisan career and tech bills

April 03, 2018

PSEA supports Sen. McGarrigle’s options for graduation bill

March 15, 2018

PSEA members submit suggestions to lawmakers to keep schools safe

February 22, 2018

PSEA: Allowing more guns in schools threatens student safety

February 13, 2018

North Pocono student, teacher win ‘My teacher is an Olympian’ contest

February 06, 2018

PSEA President: Gov. Wolf's budget invests in schools and students

December 06, 2017

PSEA President issues statement on Gov. Wolf's announcement on standardized testing

December 06, 2017

PSEA President congratulates PA Teacher of the Year Jennifer Wahl

December 05, 2017

Payroll deduction bill attacks rights of working people

November 21, 2017

PSEA President: Newest payroll deduction bill aims to silence middle-class voices

November 16, 2017

PSEA members donate books in drives across the state

November 15, 2017

PSEA President: New subcontracting bills will protect dedicated school employees

October 24, 2017

PSEA President: Tuition voucher vote is disappointing and dangerous

September 28, 2017

PSEA President: General Assembly should make public school funding a top priority as legal case continues

September 19, 2017

PSEA-PACE announces statewide candidate recommendations for 2017 General Election

September 11, 2017

PSEA President: Schools will see nearly $1 billion in funding cuts if the state House fails to act on a bipartisan revenue plan

September 07, 2017

PSEA President: Congressman Dent is an example for students and educators

September 06, 2017

PSEA President: House Republican budget gimmicks mean nearly $1 billion cut for public schools

September 05, 2017

PSEA officers begin new terms

September 05, 2017

PSEA supports Penn State’s graduate employees efforts to form union

August 14, 2017

PSEA praises Gov. Wolf's announcement on standardized testing

September 19, 2017

PSEA-PACE Recommends Sally Updyke Mundy for PA Supreme Court

July 21, 2017

PSEA Vice President: Outgoing President Oleksiak Will Make Excellent Labor Secretary

June 30, 2017

PSEA: Bipartisan state budget plan includes key public school funding

June 28, 2017

PSEA opposes charter school amendment that will erase $27 million savings to school districts and taxpayers

June 28, 2017

PSEA: Amended gun legislation still puts students and staff at risk

June 26, 2017

PSEA: Legislation allowing more guns in schools threatens student safety

June 21, 2017

PSEA president praises passage of legislation providing alternative to Keystone Exams for career and technical education students

May 24, 2017

PSEA President to Lawmakers: Voucher Schemes Don't Work

April 25, 2017

PSEA president joins legislators to support standardized testing reform bills

April 19, 2017

PSEA: Legislation allowing more guns in schools threatens student safety

March 20, 2017

PSEA releases policy brief outlining balanced, research-based approach to standardized testing

February 08, 2017

PSEA President: Payroll deduction bill bullies working people and their unions

February 07, 2017

PSEA President: Gov. Wolf’s budget invests in schools and students

February 06, 2017

PSEA President: Payroll deduction bills aim to silence middle-class voices

February 02, 2017

PSEA President: Sen. Toomey, Betsy DeVos is unqualified, vote “NO”

January 31, 2017

PSEA President: Payroll deduction bill nothing more than a political attack on unions

January 19, 2017

PSEA President: Fair share lawsuit undermines basic fairness, attacks union members

Op-eds/Letters to the Editor

June 11, 2024

Op-Ed: The support staff in our public schools deserve a living wage

March 13, 2024

Op-Ed: Our students can’t afford to wait

March 12, 2024

Op-Ed: Public school support staff deserve a living wage

November 29, 2023

Op-Ed: Pa. must adopt clear, sustainable plan to address unconstitutional school funding

October 02, 2023

Op-Ed: Feeding kids breakfast at school is a smart investment for Pa.

May 23, 2023

Op-Ed: We must make it more affordable to become a teacher in Pa.

March 10, 2023

Op-Ed: Solving Pa.'s school staffing crisis

February 10, 2023

Letter: PSEA is proud to celebrate Black History Month

November 21, 2022

PSERS has delivered for school retirees — and Pa.’s economy

November 14, 2022

PSEA celebrates American Education Week

September 30, 2022

Educators celebrate the contributions of Latinos during Hispanic heritage this month

August 22, 2022

Doug Mastriano’s multibillion school funding cut would mean lost jobs and lost opportunities for Pa. students

July 25, 2022

Doug Mastriano wants to cut school funding by billions

May 06, 2022

PSEA says thank you to hardworking nurses

March 22, 2022

Make education a priority in Pa. budget

February 14, 2022

PSEA is proud to celebrate Black History Month

November 15, 2021

PSEA celebrates American Education Week

September 15, 2021

PSEA celebrates Latinx and Hispanic communities

August 18, 2021

Follow CDC mask-wearing guidance in PA schools

June 10, 2021

Say no to largest transfer of taxpayer dollars out of public schools in PA history

April 20, 2021

The American Rescue Plan: A light at the end of the tunnel