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]

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]