Impacts of Sleep Loss Focus of Senate Public Hearing on Delaying School Start Times
April 5, 2024

Impacts of Sleep Loss Focus of Senate Public Hearing on Delaying School Start Times

Testifiers discussed the impacts of sleep loss on teenagers and the complexity of scheduling a school day during a public hearing about pushing back the required start time for schools across Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), the chair of the Senate Education Committee.  [Read More]

Senate Education Committee Approves Bills to Increase Academic Opportunities for Students
March 19, 2024

Senate Education Committee Approves Bills to Increase Academic Opportunities for Students

The Senate Education Committee voted today to approve a bill to allow participation in a sport to satisfy a physical education requirement and a bill to allow students to continue attending school while residency disputes are resolved, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), the chair of the committee.  [Read More]

Bill to Improve Literacy Wins Bipartisan Approval in Senate Education Committee
February 7, 2024

Bill to Improve Literacy Wins Bipartisan Approval in Senate Education Committee

A bill to change how Pennsylvania students are taught to read was approved by the Senate Education Committee today by a unanimous, bipartisan vote, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), who chairs the committee.  [Read More]

School Mandate Relief Reviewed by Senate Education Committee
November 28, 2023

School Mandate Relief Reviewed by Senate Education Committee

The burden of state mandates on public schools was reviewed in depth during a public hearing of the Senate Education Committee today, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), who chairs the committee.  [Read More]

Senate Education Committee Passes Bill to Require Armed Security at Schools
October 24, 2023

Senate Education Committee Passes Bill to Require Armed Security at Schools

The Senate Education Committee voted today to approve a bill to better protect Pennsylvania students by requiring armed security officers in schools, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), who chairs the committee.  [Read More]

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October 23, 2023

Meeting to consider SB 700 and SB 907; and HB1258 and HB 1507

Senate Education Committee | Room 8E-A  [Read More]

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October 17, 2023

Meeting to consider SB 7

Senate Education Committee | Room 8E-B, East Wing  [Read More]

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October 11, 2023

Public hearing on sexually explicit content in schools

Senate Education Committee | Hearing Room 1, NOB   [Read More]

Senate Education Committee Votes to Ensure Information is Available to Parents
September 19, 2023

Senate Education Committee Votes to Ensure Information is Available to Parents

A bill to help parents to see more of what their children are taught in schools was approved by the Senate Education Committee today, according to committee chairman Sen. Dave Argall (R-29).  [Read More]

Senate Education Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Student Opportunities for Success
September 8, 2023

Senate Education Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Student Opportunities for Success

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), will hold a public hearing on providing more education opportunities for students on Monday, September 11 at 1 p.m. at Saint Joseph’s University McNeil Science and Technology Center, 4308 Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  [Read More]

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June 26, 2023

Meeting to consider SB 843 and HB 1094

Senate Education Committee | Tuesday, June 27, 2023 | 10 a.m. | Room 8E-B, East Wing   [Read More]

Senate Education Committee Advances Bills to Require AEDs in Schools, Ensure More Students File Financial Aid Applications
June 19, 2023

Senate Education Committee Advances Bills to Require AEDs in Schools, Ensure More Students File Financial Aid Applications

The Senate Education Committee held a voting meeting today, advancing a bill to require automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in every Pennsylvania school and a bill to make the filing of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) a requirement for high school graduation, according to committee chairman Sen. Dave Argall (R-29).  [Read More]

Bills to Protect Student Information from Misuse Online, Support Adult Education Programs Advanced by Senate Education Committee
June 6, 2023

Bills to Protect Student Information from Misuse Online, Support Adult Education Programs Advanced by Senate Education Committee

The Senate Education Committee met today and advanced five bills with bipartisan support, according to committee chairman Sen. Dave Argall (R-29). Argall noted that today’s votes continued the work of the committee to improve Pennsylvania’s education system.  [Read More]

Program to Repair, Build Schools Examined by Senate Education Committee
May 23, 2023

Program to Repair, Build Schools Examined by Senate Education Committee

A program to repair outdated and deteriorating schools and build new schools was the focus of a public hearing of the Senate Education Committee chaired by Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) today.  [Read More]

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May 15, 2023

Public hearing to consider proposals to address educator workforce challenges in PA

Senate Education Committee | Monday, May 22, 2023 | 1 p.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room 1  [Read More]

School Finances Reviewed by Senate Education Committee
March 15, 2023

School Finances Reviewed by Senate Education Committee

Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) chaired a public hearing of the Senate Education Committee today reviewing school budgeting and general fund balances.  [Read More]

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January 27, 2023

Public Hearing on Teacher Shortages

Senate Education Committee | Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Hearing Room 1, NOB   [Read More]

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January 9, 2023

Meeting to consider SB 84 and SB 114

Senate Education Committee | Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 10 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A   [Read More]

Senator Martin’s Bill Increasing Graduation Pathways Advances
May 24, 2022

Senator Martin’s Bill Increasing Graduation Pathways Advances

The Senate Education Committee approved legislation today that closes a scoring loophole for the Keystone Exams, Chairman Scott Martin (R-13) said.  [Read More]

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April 22, 2022

Joint public hearing on Act 50 update from the State System of Higher Education

Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Education Committee | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 11 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 | Watch Live  [Read More]

Meeting to consider SB 1191
April 9, 2022

Meeting to consider SB 1191

Senate Education Committee | Monday, April 11, 2022 | Off the Floor | Rules Room  [Read More]

 
March 15, 2022

Joint budget hearing and update regarding the last report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 – Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Senate Appropriations Committee 2022 joint budget hearing and update regarding the last report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.   [Read More]

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