Act 82 - K-12 Teacher Evaluation Requirements

Gov. Corbett signed House Bill 1901 (Act 82 of 2012), requiring the Secretary of Education to establish a new statewide rating system for evaluating teachers and principals.  Click the headline to learn more...

It's time for a new accountability in American education

In a new column on the Huffington Post, AFT President Randi Weingarten and Stanford University professor of education Linda Darling-Hammond outline a better accountability model for schools, which moves from testing and punishing to supporting and improving learning.

Fast Facts: PA's new teacher evaluation law

In 2012, Gov. Corbett signed Act 82, requiring the Secretary of Education to establish a new, statewide rating system for evaluating teachers and principals. The teacher rating system goes into effect in September 2013, and we are waiting for PDE to release details of how the new system will work. Click below to learn what Act 82 says. 

Statement on PA Budget Office's Pension Report

The Corbett administration is using scare tactics, exaggerations and misinformation to convince the public that public employee pensions must be cut or eliminated to prevent state pension funds from consuming tax dollars that should go to schools, roads and other vital services. Read 

AFTPA launches political action committee

AFTPA has launched the Committee to Support Public Education - CSPE - the union's political action fund to help elect candidates who share our values and will vote with us on key issues.