Public hearing on needed K-12 education reforms in western Pennsylvania

 

Senate Education Committee

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)


Public hearing on needed K-12 education reforms in western Pennsylvania

AGENDA

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

Hetal Dhagat, Esq., Staff Attorney, Education Law Center – Testimony

Isaac Gabriel, Student, City Charter High School – Testimony

Lena Hannah, School Director, South Fayette Township School District – Testimony

Brian Hayden, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School – Testimony

Bella Held, Student, Cornerstone Christian Prep Academy – Testimony

Maria Elizabeth Leon, Parent, Allegheny County – Testimony

Arthur Steinberg, President, AFT Pennsylvania – Testimony

Dr. Heidi Ondek, Superintendent and Executive Director, Western Pennsylvania School For Blind Children – Testimony

K. Chase Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School – Testimony

Sharon Sedlar, Parent, Allegheny County – Testimony

Tomea Sippio-Smith, Policy Director, Public Citizens for Children and Youth – Testimony

Tom Smith, Chief Academic Officer and Principal, Bishop McCort Catholic High School – Testimony

Kevin Rowland, Chief Financial Officer, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development – Testimony

James O’Donnell, Director, Tax Credit Division, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development – Testimony

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

1:00 p.m.                           Adjournment

Additional Testimony

PCCY Education Report – Expanding High Quality Charter School Options – Testimony

PCCY Education Report – The Game Plan: A Regional Strategy for Strengthening Pennsylvania’s Workforce – Testimony