HB 97: Charter Reform that is Not Worth the 20-Year Wait

UPDATE: On April 25th,  the PA House passed HB 97 by a vote of 108-84.  It has been 20 years since the law that established charter schools in PA was enacted. Significant flaws in this charter school law have surfaced over the past two decades and legislators are now making what appears to be a[…]

FAQ about the new 2014-15 PSSA results

Frequently Asked Questions about the new 2014-2015 PSSA results Over the summer of 2015, the PSSA results from the 2014-15 school year were released with scores that are significantly different than the previous year. Read about the changes. PSSA FAQs PSSA scores dropped statewide. What happened? In March of 2014, as part of a nationwide movement[…]

A budget impasse, the public weighs in, PSSA results, and a really important election this year

A budget impasse, the public weighs in, PSSA results, and a really important election this year The budget is still not done, so schools are still not funded – the impasse continues; the Auditor General weighs in and the public has some opinions about it too. New PSSA test results are in – but what[…]

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

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[…]