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.