Posts Tagged: teacher

Call Governor Wolf – Will our kids get to keep their best teachers?

May 12, 2016 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , ,

On Governor Wolf’s desk is HB 805, which would end Pennsylvania’s seniority-based layoff practice, ensuring children have access to a high-quality learning experience. “Pennsylvania is one of the last states to base teacher layoff decisions purely on seniority. My bill… Read more

New Teacher Evaluation Bill Up For Committee Vote

November 16, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , ,

The House Education Committee will consider House Bill 1980, introduced by Rep. Ryan Aument.  Rep. Aument’s bill would increase rating categories from two (satisfactory and unsatisfactory) to four (distinguished, proficient, needs improvement and failing). Student achievement will count for … Read more

Budget Crunch – Most PA Teachers Refused Pay Freeze

September 6, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , , , ,

Teachers in nearly four out of five districts ignored Gov. Tom Corbett’s request for a voluntary pay freeze. Governor Corbett’s reaction: “You see a lot of teachers that were laid off in districts that refused to take a wage freeze, … Read more