Established in 2006, the Keystone State Education Coalition is a growing grass roots, non-partisan public education advocacy group of several hundred locally elected, volunteer school board members and administrators from school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Our mission is to evaluate, discuss and inform our boards, district constituents and legislators on legislative issues of common interest and to facilitate active engagement in public education advocacy.
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Thanks to PSBA President Marianne Neal, Shauna D’Alessandro, Lynn Foltz and Supt. Ron Sofo for testifying at yesterday’s SB1 hearing in Pittsburgh
Voucher committee hears from locals
Thursday, March 24, 2011
By Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A Pennsylvania House Democratic policy committee gathered Wednesday at the University of Pittsburgh's William Pitt Student Union for the latest in a series of public hearings on a controversial school voucher proposal.
We urge the Pennsylvania General Assembly to reject SB 1 and work toward legislation that provides equitable and adequate support of our public education system so that all children can grow and thrive and support a growing and thriving Commonwealth for now and future generations.
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Join us in Harrisburg for PSBA’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, April 17-18 at the Harrisburg Hilton. This day-and-a half program, which begins on Sunday afternoon and ends on Monday afternoon, will give you the latest information on what’s happening in Harrisburg, and an opportunity to sharpen your advocacy skills.
•Interactive advocacy training withChristopher Kush
•Sen. Daylin Leach. Sen. Leach is a member of the Senate Education Committee, and voted against SB 1.
•Rep. Ron Miller,chairman of the House Labor & Industry Committee, will discuss mandates and labor-related issues.
•House Education Committee Executive Directors Christopher Wakeley(Democratic),Patricia White(Republican) will talk about the education agenda for 2011-12. Wakeley and White will provide the perspectives of their caucuses on key issues.
•Auditor General Jack Wagner will address charter and cyber school funding issues