Nov

08

2021

November 08, 2021

Sen. Scott Martin (R-13), the chair of the Senate Education Committee, and other members of the committee voted to advance a legislative package that would prioritize the role of parents and guardians in the educational process and give them greater control as they advocate for their children. [Read More]

Nov

05

2021

November 05, 2021

Senator Scott Martin (R-13), the chair of the Senate Education Committee, and other members of the committee will consider bills that would give more educational control to students’ greatest advocates: their parents. [Read More]

Oct

26

2021

October 26, 2021

The redesign of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is advancing as integration of six of its universities moves forward, according to state Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster).  [Read More]

Oct

21

2021

October 21, 2021

The state Senate Education Committee today scrutinized the Charter School Regulations proposed by the Wolf Administration, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13) who chairs the committee.  [Read More]

Oct

19

2021

October 19, 2021

The state Senate Education Committee will examine the proposed regulations by the Wolf Administration for charter schools and cyber charter schools during a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13) who chairs the committee. [Read More]

Sep

23

2021

September 23, 2021

Saying state agencies overseeing schools are slow to respond to COVID-19 questions while providing conflicting guidance on the virus to schools, educators from all levels today testified before the Senate Education Committee, chaired by state Senator Scott Martin (R-13), about their ongoing frustrations with the Wolf Administration’s oversight. [Read More]

Sep

22

2021

September 22, 2021

The Senate Labor and Industry Committee, chaired by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46), and the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Scott Martin (R-13), today discussed the importance of adult education for workforce development at a joint public hearing. [Read More]

Sep

20

2021

September 20, 2021

The Senate Labor and Industry Committee, chaired by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46), and the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Scott Martin (R-13), will hold a joint public hearing on the role of adult education in workforce development on Wednesday, September 22 from 9-11 a.m. in Hearing Room 1, North Office Building, Main Capitol Complex and via Zoom. [Read More]

Apr

16

2021

April 16, 2021

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Scott Martin (R-13), will continue its series of hearings to study potential K-12 education reforms on Monday, April 19 at 9 a.m. in the Senate Chamber and virtually on Zoom. [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Scott Martin (R-13), will study potential K-12 education reforms during the first of three public hearings on April 12 at 10 a.m. in the Senate Chamber and virtually on Zoom. [Read More]

Mar

23

2021

March 23, 2021

The Senate Education Committee approved legislation today to ensure Pennsylvania schools have additional opportunities to find qualified substitute teachers, according to Committee Chairman and bill sponsor Senator Scott Martin (R-13). [Read More]

Mar

03

2021

March 03, 2021

Pennsylvania must provide opportunities for students to return to in-person instruction in schools to protect the mental health and educational development of young people, according to many testifiers at a Senate hearing today. [Read More]

Mar

01

2021

March 01, 2021

The Senate Education Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a joint public hearing on Wednesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. to explore the many challenges schools have been forced to confront during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Committee Chairs Senator Scott Martin (R-13) and Michele Brooks (R-50). [Read More]

Feb

09

2021

February 09, 2021

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) updated lawmakers today on their progress toward redesigning the system to grow enrollment, serve new populations and better meet the needs of students and employers, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13). [Read More]

Sep

03

2020

September 03, 2020

The Senate Education Committee today approved legislation that would give Pennsylvania school districts greater control over decisions involving fall sports and activities, according to Senator Wayne Langerholc (R-35), who chairs the panel. [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

Senate Education Committee Chairman Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) hosted a hearing today to discuss the ongoing and future efforts to maintain continuity of education for students during the COVID-19 closure.   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) will hold a remote public hearing at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 11, in Harrisburg to discuss ways to ensure continuity of education for students in K-12 during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]

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]