• A New Era in Philadelphia - 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Finally, good news for PA public school students - 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 […]
  • Further analysis of proposal to convert 100% of York City Schools to charter schools needed - The York City School Board is considering a proposal to convert 100% of York City schools to charter schools. This is an extremely large scale and risky proposal that leaves the York City School District children and taxpayers at risk and the process is taking place in an alarmingly short timeframe. The school board received proposals […]
  • HB 805: Lawmakers should focus on adequately funding our schools, not making it easier to cut teachers from our children’s classrooms - 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 […]