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The Association follows the Allentown School District Calendar.  Daily hours are from 8:30 to 4:00, Monday through Friday.                                                    

Summer Hours:  Mon.& Tues 8:00-1:00, Wed. & Thurs  8:00-12:00

Deb Tretter, AEA President         Mrs. Carolyn Schafer, AEA Executive Assistant


  
 PSEA News Minimize

Educators share their stories, speak up for schools in the state Capitol

PSEA members from across the state traveled to Harrisburg in June to participate in Advocates for Children and Education (ACE) Lobby Days. ACE program participants met with state legislators about issues affecting our schools, our students, and our profession.

6/24/2016 4:33:16 PM

Senate keeps up push to cut educators' pension benefits
A pension bill could be headed to a legislative committee that will hash out differences between the state House and Senate. It's unclear what will happen next, but one thing that is clear is Senate leaders are trying to resurrect a pension plan that undermines the retirement security PSEA members and other public workers have earned and paid for.
6/24/2016 11:57:59 AM

Chichester EA president wins Stand Up for Education Raffle grand prize
Congratulations to Nancy Dunn, president of Chichester EA, who won the $5,000 grand prize in the PSEA-PACE Stand Up for Public Education Raffle. Dunn's summer just got a little bit sweeter, all because she contributed to PSEA-PACE to help elect pro-public education candidates this fall.
6/23/2016 11:00:08 AM

  
 AEA for Quality Education Minimize

Let's increase student achievement in schools.

Let's cut school funding. Let's  increase class sizes.
And let's do all of this - at the same time.

This makes no sense, yet it is exactly what Gov. Corbett proposed in his education  plan.

This school year, seventy percent of school districts in PA increased class sizes and 45 percent cut programs.

The Governor cut $860 million from  schools. And a new Terry Madonna Opinion Research poll says that 65 percent of Pennsylvanians oppose that.

What helps our students achieve results?
The respondents favored or strongly favored "more individualized student attention and tutoring" (89 percent), reduced class sizes (88 percent), and "programs to help make schools safer" (85 percent). They also favored:  alternative placement for disruptive/violent students (85 percent); "pre- and full-day kindergarten" (73 percent); and "programs to coordinate school, community and law enforcement programs" (79 percent).

Pennsylvania's public schools are among the best in the nation. Seven of ten public school students go on to college or higher education.

At a time when the world is expanding through globalization, shrinking educational opportunities, especially for urban youth, is the wrong direction.

Tim Kearney
1st grade teacher
Cleveland Elementary
Allentown School District
Vice President of Elementary Schools/Allentown Education Association


  
 Our Mission Statement Minimize

SECTION 1.      

 The purpose of this Association shall be to promote the general educational welfare of the Allentown School District; to advance educational standards; to foster an allegiance to a genuine spirit of professional ethics; and to cooperate with civic bodies having educational objectives.

 SECTION 2.     

  To protect and advance the interests and general welfare of its members; to encourage improvements in conditions as will enable teachers to function properly as a vital factor in the educational process; and to enable members to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to the teaching profession and to present their individual and common interest before the School Board and other legal authorities.

 SECTION 3.       

To promote membership in and cooperation with the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association in carrying out the avowed objectives of the United Profession.

SECTION 4.    

To encourage teachers to exercise their rights and privileges as citizens and to accept, willingly, leadership in civic affairs.


  

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Furlough Q & A - Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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