Oct

29

2019

October 29, 2019

The Senate Education Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) that would establish a pilot program to implement community-based services into Pennsylvania schools. [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Wayne Langerholc (R-35), held a public hearing today in Harrisburg to continue gathering information on charter and cyber schools and the role they play in public education in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Oct

18

2019

October 18, 2019

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Wayne Langerholc (R-35), will hold a public hearing to continue gathering information on charter and cyber schools at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building in Harrisburg.  [Read More]

Aug

14

2019

August 14, 2019

At a public hearing today in Everett, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), heard testimony from area educators, statewide officials and charter school representatives on how to establish a fairer approach to funding charter schools. [Read More]

Aug

09

2019

August 09, 2019

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), will hold a public hearing on charter school funding at 1 p.m. on  Wednesday, August 14, at Everett Area High School located at 1 Renaissance Circle in Everett, PA.  [Read More]

Mar

19

2019

March 19, 2019

The Senate Education Committee approved a bill today that would ensure students who face an extended absence from school due to injury or illness could continue to participate in classroom activities and learning, according to one of the bill’s prime sponsors, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). [Read More]

Jun

12

2018

June 12, 2018

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair), today passed legislation to create a “one-stop shop” website for parents, students, and taxpayers to simplify access to school and district performance information. [Read More]

May

22

2018

May 22, 2018

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr., (R-Blair), today passed a monumental bill to save students from the worst schools across Pennsylvania. [Read More]

Apr

30

2018

April 30, 2018

Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr., (R-Blair) led a joint hearing of the Senate and House Education Committees today to closely examine a troubling new report on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). [Read More]

Apr

20

2018

April 20, 2018

Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr., (R-Blair) brought the Senate Education Committee to Bedford County today for the second of two hearings this week on the current collective bargaining process and teacher strikes. The first was held at the Capitol on Wednesday. [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

The Senate Education Committee will meet on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 1:00 PM in the Main Commissioners’ Room at the Bedford County Courthouse in Bedford, PA. [Read More]

Nov

15

2017

November 15, 2017

The Senate and House Education Committees held a joint hearing today focusing on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Strategic System Review.   [Read More]

May

23

2017

May 23, 2017

The Senate Education Committee today unanimously approved three bills, including bipartisan legislation requiring legislative approval of any state plan that the Pennsylvania Department of Education submits pursuant to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). [Read More]

May

11

2017

May 11, 2017

The Senate Education Committee subcommittee on Support Services and Transportation, chaired by Senator John DiSanto, will hold a hearing to examine current practices and issues in pupil transportation services in Pennsylvania schools. [Read More]

May

05

2017

May 05, 2017

The Senate Education Committee will hold a committee hearing to review Erie City School District’s strategic and financial plan for the future and to assess the implementation of the financial watch and recovery system by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. [Read More]

Apr

19

2017

April 19, 2017

The Senate Education Committee today approved five bills, including legislation intended to improve transparency and legislation expanding access to vocational education and school resources to students. [Read More]

Mar

31

2017

March 31, 2017

The Senate Education Committee today approved two bills intended to protect taxpayers, control spending, and ensure that education dollars are spent wisely, according to Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair), who chairs the panel. [Read More]

Mar

16

2017

March 16, 2017

The Senate and House Education Committees will hold a hearing Monday on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Commission of the States, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. [Read More]

May

12

2015

May 12, 2015

The Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing featuring nationally renowned speakers to evaluate Senate Bill 6, sponsored by Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster), Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. [Read More]

Jul

22

2014

July 22, 2014

The above-referenced proposed rulemaking was recently delivered to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) and the House and Senate Education Committees for review and comment. [Read More]

Aug

08

2013

August 08, 2013