Public hearing on pursuing excellence: needed K-12 education reforms in Central Pennsylvania

 

Senate Education Committee

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)


Public hearing on pursuing excellence: needed K-12 education reforms in Central Pennsylvania

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.      Opening remarks

Senator Scott Martin, Majority Chair, Education Committee

Senator Lindsey Williams, Minority Chair, Education Committee                                         

10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Introductory Remarks

Hannah Barrick, Assistant Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials – Testimony

Kristen Bishop, Chief Executive Officer, Avon Grove Charter School – Testimony

Rabbi Ira Budow, Head of School, Abrams Hebrew Academy – Testimony

Grant Gulibon, Deputy State Director, Americans for Prosperity – Testimony

Nicole Lillich, Parent, Cumberland County

Natalie Nutt, Executive Director, Bridge Educational Foundation – Testimony

Phil Puleo, Superintendent, Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg – Testimony

Najimah Roberson, Chief Executive Officer, Harrisburg Families United – Testimony

Nevin Roman, Student, Lancaster Catholic High School – Testimony

Dr. Eric Rosendale, Executive Director, Beaver County IU 27 – Testimony

Jane Swan, Chief Executive Officer, Reach Cyber Charter School – Testimony

Dr. Nathan VanDeusen, Superintendent, South Eastern School District – TestimonyPowerPoint

Matt Stem, Deputy Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education – Testimony

Sherri Smith, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Danielle Mariano, Deputy Secretary for Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Education                             

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Questions and Open Discussion

1:00 p.m.                                 Adjournment

Public hearing on Education during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Joint Hearing

Senate Education Committee and Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Wednesday, March 3, 2021| 10:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)


Public hearing on Education during the COVID-19 pandemic

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.      Opening remarks

Senator Scott Martin, Majority Chair, Education Committee

Senator Michele Brooks, Majority Chair, Health & Human Services Committee

Senator Lindsey Williams, Minority Chair, Education Committee

Senator Art Haywood, Minority Chair, Health & Human Services Committee

10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Panel 1

Noe Ortega, Acting Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education – Testimony

Matt Stem, Deputy Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Alison Beam, Acting Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health – Testimony

Keara Klinepeter, Executive Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health                                         

11:00 a.m. – 11:40 p.m.     Panel 2

Dr. Michael Leichliter, Superintendent, Penn Manor School District

Dr. Samuel Lee, Superintendent, Bensalem Township School District – Testimony

Dr. Janell Logue-Belden, Superintendent, Deer Lakes School District                                         

11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.     Panel 3

Daniel Breen, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg – Testimony

Patricia Rossetti, Chief Executive Officer, PA Distance Learning Charter School – Testimony

Scott Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Mastery Schools Network – Testimony | Additional Info

12:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.       Panel 4

Lilly Heilshorn, Student, Hempfield School District

Josie Cosentino, Student, Mt. Lebanon School District – Testimony

Chad Williams, Parent – Testimony

Rachel Schlosser, Parent – Testimony

Streeter Stuart, Teacher, Penn Manor School District – Testimony

Rob Mitchell, Teacher, Pittsburgh School District – Testimony

1:00 p.m.                           Adjournment

Written Testimony:

Arc of PA

George DuPaul

Education Law Center

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Pennsylvania School Boards Association

Public Cyber Charter School Association