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Opinion: Pa. must adopt clear, sustainable plan to address unconstitutional school funding

BY: - November 30, 2023

By Aaron Chapin Every morning, 1.7 million students wake up and head off to public schools across Pennsylvania, eager to learn and grow in classrooms that are supposed to provide them with a “thorough and efficient system of public education.” That’s what our state constitution guarantees to every student. But in February Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court […]

‘We’re not going anywhere’: HACC union, supporters rally in Harrisburg

BY: - October 11, 2023

Teachers at Harrisburg Area Community College joined lawmakers and supporters at the Capitol on Wednesday to rally in support of unionized workers across the community college’s five locations who are calling for an end to what they describe as union-busting tactics by the college administration. Harrisburg Area Community College Educators Association (HACCEA), the 250-member faculty […]

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate on March 7, 2023 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Pa.’s largest teachers union breaks with Shapiro over vouchers | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 26, 2023

'Lifeline Scholarships' are a sticking point in this year's budget debate. What are they? Why do they matter?


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

BY: - November 25, 2022

PSERS has taken a conservative approach to investing that has delivered for retired school employees.

‘This is not sustainable’: Pa. educators detail staffing shortage, urge legislative relief

BY: - February 1, 2022

Before the pandemic, there was already a growing staffing shortage, especially among classroom substitutes, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated educational challenges.

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Say no to largest transfer of taxpayer dollars out of public schools in Pa. history | Opinion

BY: - June 11, 2021

PSEA supports high-quality charter and cyber charter schools. That’s why we feel so strongly that there needs to be accountability for charter schools and the boards, administrators, and for-profit management companies that operate some of them.

Pa. teachers to pay more in retirement contributions as pension fund backtracks on faulty investment data

BY: - April 20, 2021

That would average out to $180 extra dollars out of each teacher's paycheck, but the exact amount will depend on each teacher’s salary, which can vary widely between school districts.

With new tip line in place, lawmakers push schools to address reported threats

BY: - June 11, 2019

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Pennsylvania's Legislature last year poured $60 million into school safety funding while also creating a statewide tip line to report threats of school violence.

House passes $100 million expansion of private school scholarship tax credit

BY: - May 7, 2019

The House voted Tuesday to nearly double the size of a state tax credit for individuals and businesses that donate money for private school scholarships.

Union opposition to post-Janus proposal divides Republican caucus in Pa. House

BY: - April 19, 2019

A bill that targets state unions and should be an easy sell to GOP lawmakers in the House has instead been stopped by a debate over how much to push a powerful interest group that has dug in its heels.

Republicans on Pa. House committee advance bill to make sure new public hires know post-Janus rules

BY: - March 18, 2019

Pa. House Republicans are trying to enshrine some provisions of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in state law.