Pa. House panel advances bill to ease teacher shortage | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 25, 2023

The bill would encourage paraprofessionals and other school support staff to go back to college to earn their teaching credentials.

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro delivers his first budget address to the General Assembly on Tuesday, 3/7/23 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

What Pa’s advocacy community had to say about Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 10, 2023

A view, across the spectrum of issues, on the Democratic governor's first spending blueprint.

Higher salaries, more respect: Report offers path to solving teacher shortage | Friday Coffee

BY: - October 14, 2022

The NEA report '[lays] out a multiyear strategy to recruit and retain highly qualified educators,' PSEA President Rich Askey said.

‘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.


As school starts in Pa., we need to follow the CDC’s mask-wearing guidance | Opinion

BY: - August 25, 2021

In states with lax mask rules and high COVID-19 case counts, we’re seeing the exact kind of news that we don’t want to see in Pennsylvania.

Teacher and students in a classroom.

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.

Teacher and students in a classroom.

With stimulus money flowing to Pa. schools, we need to help students catch up | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2021

What comes next? Our students do, now and always.


To reopen our schools safely, Pennsylvania needs Congress’ help | Opinion

BY: - June 4, 2020

PSEA is joining educators, parents, and community leaders to urge Congress to invest $175 billion in our nation’s schools, colleges, and universities.


Wherever educators are, we’re there for our students  | Opinion

BY: - April 9, 2020

We share a common goal. We want to educate and serve the students of Pennsylvania, while keeping everyone safe and healthy.