Meeting to consider HB 1342

 

Senate Education Committee

Monday, November 16, 2020 | Off the Floor

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)


House Bill 1342(Brown) – creating prekindergarten vision screenings and also modifies the current school vision screening schedule.

Public hearing on SB 1230 “Back on Track Education Scholarship Account Program”

 

Senate Education Committee

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 11:00 a.m.

Hearing Room 1, NOB (and Virtual Participation)


11:00 – 11:10    Opening Remarks

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
Senator Andrew Dinniman
Senator Judy Ward (Prime Sponsor of SB 1230)

11:10 – 11:55

Rich Askey, President
PA State Education Association (Zoom)

Hannah Barrick, Assistant Executive Director
Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (Zoom)

Eric Eshbach, Assistant Executive Director
Pennsylvania Principals Association (Zoom)

John Callahan, Chief Advocacy Officer
Pennsylvania School Board Association (Zoom)

11:55 – 12:40

Colleen Hroncich, Senior Policy Analyst
Natalie Wallace (Parent)
The Commonwealth Foundation (In-person)

Sean McAleer, Director of Education
Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (In-person)

Ashley DeMauro Mullins, Northeast Regional Legislative Director
ExcelinEd in Action (Zoom)

Keisha Jordan, Executive Director
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (Zoom)

12:45 – 12:50    Closing Remarks

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
Senator Andrew Dinniman

 

Written Testimony

LearnPA
PASA
PCCY
Pennsylvanians Opposed to Vouchers
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
Urban League

Voting Meeting to consider bills

 

Senate Education Committee

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12:30 p.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)


Senate Bill 1251 (Dinniman) – Provides for the creation of the Assessment Testing Select Committee.

  • Amendment #A07238 (Dinniman) – Replaces the report date and sunset of the section from September 10, 2020 to not later than two weeks after the effective date.

Senate Bill 1252 (Dinniman) – Creates the Retired Volunteer Educator Tutor Program.

  • Amendment #A07285

Senate Bill 1268 (J. Ward) – Allows Temporary Nurse Aides to transition to Certified Nurse Aides.

House Bill 703 (Brown) – Requires publication of email addresses for school directors.

Meeting to consider HB 2787

Senate Education Committee

Friday, September 4, 2020 | 1 p.m. (Senate Chamber and Remote Participation)

 

Meeting to consider HB 2787

Joint public hearing on safely reopening K-12 schools this fall including Secretary Rivera from PDE and Secretary Levine from DOH

JOINT HEARING

Senate AND House Education Committees

Wednesday, August 19 at 1 pm in the Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation

Reopening of Schools

 

Opening Remarks  

  • Senate Majority Chairman Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
  • House Majority Chairman Curt Sonney
  • Senate Minority Chairman Andrew Dinniman
  • House Minority Chairman James Roebuck

Combined Pennsylvania Department of Education and Pennsylvania Department of Health

Pennsylvania Department of Education

  • Pedro Rivera, Secretary
  • Matthew Stem, Deputy Secretary for Elementary & Secondary Education

Pennsylvania Department of Health

  • Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary
  • Sarah Boateng, Executive Deputy Secretary 

Closing Remarks  

  • Senate Majority Chairman Wayne Langerholc, Jr. 
  • House Majority Chairman Curt Sonney
  • Senate Minority Chairman Andrew Dinniman
  • House Minority Chairman James Roebuck

Written Testimony

Sean McAleer, Pennsylvania Catholic Conference

Meeting to consider SB 1216 and HB 2171

 

Senate Education Committee

Monday, June 22, 2020 (approx. 1:30 p.m.)

Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation)

Meeting to consider SB 1216 and HB 2171


Senate Bill 1216 (Langerholc) – Temporary Certification Flexibility 

House Bill 2171 (Sonney)  – Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Redesign

A06364

Hearing on Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education in PA

 

Senate Education Committee

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 10:00 am to 12:45 pm

Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation)

Hearing on Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education in PA


Submitted Testimony

10:00 – 10:10

Opening Remarks

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
Senator Andrew Dinniman

10:10 – 10:30

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Pedro Rivera, Secretary
Noe Ortega, Deputy Secretary, Higher Education

Preliminary Re-Opening Guidance

10:30 – 10:50

PA State System of Higher Education

Dr. Dan Greenstein, Chancellor

10:50 – 11:55

State Related Universities and Private Schools

Dr. Patrick Gallagher, University Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Brenda Allen, President, Lincoln University
Dr. Eric Barron, President, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Richard Englert, President, Temple University – The Return Team
Tom Foley, President, Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of PA

11:55 – 12:30

Community Colleges & Colleges of Technology

Elizabeth Bolden, President and CEO, PA Commission for Community Colleges
Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President, Pennsylvania College of Technology

12:35 – 12:45

Closing Remarks

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
Senator Andrew Dinniman

*Written testimony submitted – PSEA

Meeting to consider SB 869 and SB 1125

Senate Education Committee

Monday, June 8, 2020 | Approx 2:15 p.m.

Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation)

Meeting to consider SB 869 and SB 1125

 
  • Senate Bill 869 (Mastriano/Stefano) – Moment of Silence in Schools in Observance of September 11, 2001
    • Amendment A06087 (Langerholc) – Removes the requirements of the State Board of Education and the Department of Education to create a standard curriculum and requiring in-service training. Changes “vocational-technical school” to “career and technical school”. 
  • Senate Bill 1125 (Martin)School District Property Tax Payment and Penalty Relief
    • Amendment A06050 (Langerholc) – Clarifies that the provisions only apply to taxes on real estate.

Hearing on Continuity of Education – COVID-19

Senate Education Committee

“Continuity of Education” – COVID-19 

Monday, May 11, 2020 | 11:00 to 1:00
Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation)

 

Testimony Packet

11:00 – 11:10

Opening Remarks
Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
Senator Andrew Dinniman 

11:10 – 11:50

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Secretary Pedro Rivera, Department of Education

11:55 – 12:45

Public School Panel
Pennsylvania School Board Association
Ana Meyers, Executive Director, PA Coalition of Public Charter Schools
Rich Askey, President, PA State Education Association
Dr. John George, Executive Director, PA Association of Intermediate Units 

12:50 – 1:00
Closing Remarks

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
Senator Andrew Dinniman

Provided Written Testimony: