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Finally, good news for PA public school students

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After more than a year of taking extensive input from public education stakeholders at 30 sessions throughout the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released PA’s plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new federal education law enacted in December, 2015. Education Voters of PA enthusiastically supports PDE’s proposed new ESSA […]

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HB 805: Lawmakers should focus on adequately funding our schools, not making it easier to cut teachers from our children’s classrooms

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Susan Spicka, Director of Education Voters of PA made the following statement about HB 805: Supporters of HB 805 call this bill the “Protect Excellent Teachers Act,” but, in fact, this bill does not protect our teachers. Instead, this bill creates a mechanism that will make it easier for districts to cut even more teachers from our […]

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A New Era in Philadelphia

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Congratulations to our new Mayor-elect, Jim Kenney, who ran on a great platform of supporting public, community schools, PreK and supporting principals and teachers! We congratulate all the new members of City Council, including our endorsed candidates Helen Gym, Derek Green and Blondell Reynolds-Brown! “Education voters” turned out in force, helping to make sure education was a […]

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Education Voters of Pennsylvania applauds Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver

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September 9, 2015   Education Voters of Pennsylvania applauds Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver, which pauses the use of new PSSA scores to calculate School Performance Profile scores and teacher effectiveness evaluations   Harrisburg  (September 9, 2015) – Education Voters of Pennsylvania, a statewide organization dedicated to supporting policies that strengthen and support […]

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Testimony Before the Auditor General on Charter School Accountability

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 Testimony before the Auditor General on Charter School Accountability On Feb. 27th 2014, Susan Gobreski testified in front of the Auditor General on Charter School Accountability. Here is her testimony:   My name is Susan Gobreski, I am the Executive Director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania, a non-profit organization working to […]