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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

PSEA launched an official mobile app to help members manage membership information, get local and region updates, and find information about PSEA and issues that affect schools and students.

Celebrate Black History Month

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

PSEA joins schools and communities across the nation in commemorating Black History Month.

New law allows educators to carry over Act 48 hours

Friday, December 16, 2016

A new state law allows professional educators to carry forward up to 50 Act 48 continuing professional education hours.

Cost increases for certification

Friday, December 16, 2016

As of Nov. 1, 2016, the Educator Discipline Fee currently added to all applications for certification has increased to $100.

Innovative Teaching Grant applications

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Each year, PSEA awards up to four $1,000 Innovative Teaching Grants to recognize members for their contributions to innovative instruction and the art of teaching.

PSEA praises one-year hiatus for PSSA scores; Calls for more time to implement new academic standards

Friday, September 18, 2015

PSEA President Jerry Oleksiak called the one-year waiver a good start, but noted that educators and school districts need more time to align curriculum to the new PA Core Standards adopted by the State Board of Education in 2013 and prepare their students to take the revised exams.

Ligonier Valley teacher makes reading a social activity

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Language arts teacher Dee Ambrose-Stahl recently teamed up with Winnie Mucherah, a developmental psychology professor at Ball State University, to research adolescent reading.

They were selected from more than 13,000 applications to present in April at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Foundation in Chicago. Their work also has been published in prestigious international and national journals.

PSEA helps explain teacher evaluations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PSEA knows that the rules about educating Pennsylvania's students are harder to follow than ever. But PSEA is here to help.

Educators, public confused on core standards

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Leave it to Gov. Tom Corbett to take a confusing and complicated situation and make it worse. A year after praising Pennsylvania’s Common Core standards, adapted to meet the new national Common Core requirements, and already being implemented in public schools across the state, the governor has called for “continued public review.’’

New gifted education recommendations forwarded to PDE

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Some key changes, many with PSEA support, could be coming for state oversight of gifted education and how school districts operate those programs.

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Wishing everyone a relaxing and much deserved break over the summer.  Thank you all for your hard work, and dedication to our students, and our staff.

Take care,

- Josh, Mike, and AT


PA legislators are targeting PA teachers and other public employees next, to do to PA teachers what was done in Wisconsin to their teachers.  Here is a 3.5 minute video link: in case any of you are not aware of what is going on around us.  We also have a PowerPoint presentation that we would be more than happy to share if you are interested.  Please let us know if you would like a copy.

Stay tuned for updates over the summer as this is often the time when legislation is passed due to the fact that some legislators often capitalize on the fact that many of us don't check emails in the pool.  :-)  

-Mike, Josh, and AT

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PSEA policy brief outlines research-based approach to standardized testing

PSEA Standardized Testing Policy BriefRecognizing that state requirements put too much emphasis on high-stakes standardized tests, the Pennsylvania State Education Association released a policy brief aimed at ensuring that standardized tests are used the way they were intended and do not interfere with classroom instruction.

3/20/2017 11:49:42 AM

PSEA opposes bill that eliminates minimum sick and bereavement leave
In January, the Senate Education Committee passed Senate Bill 229 - legislation that eliminates minimum sick and bereavement leave standards for Pennsylvania's educators, nurses, and support professionals. PSEA strongly opposes this plan.
2/13/2017 4:18:14 PM

Gov. Wolf proposes innovative school breakfast initiative
Students who start the day with a healthy breakfast are ready to focus and learn - that's why Gov. Wolf's budget proposed $2 million to expand school breakfast programs across the state.
2/8/2017 1:41:43 PM

PSEA President: Gov. Wolf’s budget invests in schools and students
PSEA President Jerry Oleksiak issued a Feb. 7 statement after Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a proposed FY 2017-18 state budget that continues funding increases for public education, makes a key investment in school breakfast programs for needy students, and increases funding for state universities.
2/7/2017 3:40:38 PM

Get the PSEA mobile app
PSEA launched an official mobile app to help members manage membership information, get local and region updates, and find information about PSEA and issues that affect schools and students.
2/3/2017 3:11:43 PM

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