Schweyer, Schlossberg, McNeill, and Siegel applaud funding for community projects

(1 day ago)

State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Michael Schlossberg, Jeanne McNeill, and Josh Siegel today announced that $177,623 in Local Share Account Program grants have been approved for projects throughout Lehigh County. Read more

 

Schweyer statement on passing of former House Education Committee Chairman Rep. James Roebuck

(May 16, 2024)

My colleagues and I will honor Chairman Roebuck in the best way we can: by living up to his exceptional standards fighting for every kid, and I ask every Pennsylvanian to join us in keeping his loved ones and friends in your prayers. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley state lawmakers confirm NIZ assessment

(May 15, 2024)

“This report confirms what anyone who has been to downtown Allentown recently already knows: the NIZ has made a measurable and undeniable positive impact on the community." Read more

 

Schweyer Wants to Improve Teacher Certification Process

(May 03, 2024)

During a Pa. House Education Committee hearing at West Chester University, Chairman of the Pa. House Education Committee Rep. Peter Schweyer had a chance to ask officials from the Pa. Department of Education about how the legislature can help streamline the teacher certification process. Read more

 

House Education Committee hearing highlights importance of restoring Pennsylvania’s skilled, diverse educator workforce

(May 03, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 3 – The Pennsylvania House Education Committee convened a public hearing Friday afternoon to discuss initiatives to restore Pennsylvania’s teacher pipeline. State Rep. Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh), Majority Chairman of the House Education Committee hosted the hearing at the West Chester University Alumni & Foundation Center ballroom. Friday’s hearing featured seven testifiers across three panels, who discuss the impacts of decreasing issuance of Instructional I certificates and the exponential increase in the issuance of emergency permits is having on not only the educator workforce, but also with students in the classroom. “Numbers don’t lie and the numbers for training educators in Pennsylvania are staggering; it’s not an exaggeration to say there is a critical shortage of teachers,” said Schweyer. “Where we used to train roughly 15,000 educators a year, for the past few years, Pennsylvania has been training less than 5,000 educators. We need to ensure we not only support those talented and dedicated people who want to teach in our schools, but also ensure our children are receiving the quality education they are entitled to receive through our state constitution.” Testifiers with PSEA detailed initiatives such as the Educators Rising Program which introduces students who are interested in a teaching career to the professional skillsets and define what they will need in order to be effective Read more

 

House Education Committee hearing focuses on financial support, resources for historically black colleges and universities

(May 03, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 2 – The Pennsylvania House Education Committee and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus teamed up for a joint hearing Thursday afternoon to discuss financial support and initiatives for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. State Rep. Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh), Majority Chairman of the House Education Committee, co-hosted the hearing with state Rep. Napoleon Nelson (D-Montgomery), Chairman of the PLBC at the John Miller Dickey Hall at Lincoln University. The hearing featured more than a dozen testifiers across three panels, who discussed the impacts and necessity for state funding to support the students attending HBCUs. “Investments in higher education can literally be life-changing for many students and that is especially true for those in low-income communities,” said Schweyer. “Lincoln and Cheyney Universities not only provide safe learning environments and paths to success for students, but they are also part of Pennsylvania’s and the country’s history and we need to ensure they continue their mission for generations of students to come.” The hearing also featured testimony from Dr. Brenda A. Allen, President of Lincoln University, Aaron Walton, President of Cheyney University, as well as faculty members and students from both institutions to provide testimony on how these schools have been and continue to prepare students to learn, liberate and lead. “As the nation’s Read more

 

Public Hearing on Teacher Certification/Teacher Pipeline Initiatives

(May 03, 2024)

On Friday, May 3, 2024, the House Education Committee convened a public hearing on teacher certification & teacher pipeline initiatives. Read more

 

Public Hearing on HBCU Financial Support & Resources

(May 02, 2024)

On Thursday, May 2, the House Education Committee and the PA Legislative Black Caucus convened a joint public hearing on HBCU Financial Support & Resources. Read more

 

Schweyer Fights for Fair Funding of PA Schools

(May 01, 2024)

As a parent and Majority Chairman of the PA House Education Committee, Rep. Peter Schweyer knows the importance of adequate funding for PA schools. Schweyer says he and his fellow legislators have a moral obligation to make sure ALL PA kids have what they need in their classrooms each and every day, regardless of their ZIP Code. Read more

 

Education Committee Informational Meeting on Imagination Libraries & Student Journalism Protection Testimony

(Apr 29, 2024)

On Monday, April 29th, the PA House Education Committee convened an informational meeting to discuss Imagination Libraries and student journalism protections. Read more

 

Schweyer: Blue-Green Caucus Ready to Work

(Apr 16, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer joined environmental advocates and labor leaders to launch the legislative agenda of the Blue-Green Caucus aimed at combating climate change while creating good-paying union jobs. Schweyer highlighted how his Community Solar legislation could boost the state and encouraged all sides of the political spectrum to work together on these issues. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley lawmakers issue statement on Volvo Group’s heavy-duty truck plant announcement

(Apr 11, 2024)

Speaking on behalf of our constituents and every hard-working American employed at the Mack facility in Lehigh County, today’s announcement by the Volvo Group is certainly concerning. It is hard to understand why Volvo would choose to build this All-American line of trucks outside of the United States. Read more

 

Schweyer’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach April 19

(Apr 08, 2024)

ALLENTOWN, April 8 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is alerting local veterans that his monthly support program will be held on Friday, April 19 at his district office in Allentown. A representative from the American Legion will be available for appointments at Schweyer’s district office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service officer will be available to assist veterans and their families with benefits and services available to them. The representative also will be available to discuss pensions and other compensation, as well as education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required; however, anyone interested in speaking with the adviser should schedule appointments by contacting Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel, Miller and Allentown SD superintendent applaud education funding grants

(Apr 02, 2024)

State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg and Josh Siegel, and Sen. Nick Miller announced today new funding totaling $2.2 million in education funding grants heading to the Allentown School District. Read more

 

State Reps. Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel and McNeill applaud community safety grants

(Mar 28, 2024)

State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg, Josh Siegel and Jeanne McNeill announced today new funding totaling more than $2,13 million in two violence intervention grants is heading to the two organizations that serve their communities. Read more

 

Schweyer bill to create community solar program passes House

(Mar 26, 2024)

This would benefit the thousands of people, who like me, live in homes that do not have the space to support solar panels on their property. Read more

 

Schweyer: state money awarded to trail extension, replacing traffic signals

(Mar 26, 2024)

State Rep. Peter Schweyer announced today that the City of Allentown will receive $500,000 from the state to invest in roadway safety for the community. Read more

 

Schweyer Presented with Friend of Penn State Legislative Award

(Mar 18, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer, Majority Chairman of the House Education Committee, was presented with the Friend of Penn State Legislative Award during PSU's Capitol Day in Harrisburg. Schweyer, a graduate of Penn State, thanked the students for their advocacy and says he will continue fighting to invest in higher education so other students have an opportunity to succeed like he did. Read more

 

The choice for is clear for educating our children, we need to go big

(Feb 14, 2024)

As a member of the Basic Education Funding Commission, I joined with a majority of my colleagues in approving a roadmap that would dramatically change the way that we educate the children in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Schweyer: Protecting PA Kids on Social Media

(Feb 08, 2024)

Having recently completed a statewide tour with the Basic Education Funding Commission, PA House Education Committee Chairman Pete Schweyer understands the need for legislation to protect PA kids on social media platforms. That’s why he’s supporting legislation that would require social media companies to monitor the chats of two or more minors and notify parents of sensitive or graphic content, strengthen proof of age verification on social media, and prohibit data mining for users under the age of 18. Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg, McNeill, and Siegel applaud funding for community projects
1 day ago

Schweyer statement on passing of former House Education Committee Chairman Rep. James Roebuck
May 16, 2024

Lehigh Valley state lawmakers confirm NIZ assessment
May 15, 2024

Schweyer Wants to Improve Teacher Certification Process
May 03, 2024

House Education Committee hearing highlights importance of restoring Pennsylvania’s skilled, diverse educator workforce
May 03, 2024

House Education Committee hearing focuses on financial support, resources for historically black colleges and universities
May 03, 2024

Public Hearing on Teacher Certification/Teacher Pipeline Initiatives
May 03, 2024

Public Hearing on HBCU Financial Support & Resources
May 02, 2024

Schweyer Fights for Fair Funding of PA Schools
May 01, 2024

Education Committee Informational Meeting on Imagination Libraries & Student Journalism Protection Testimony
Apr 29, 2024

Schweyer: Blue-Green Caucus Ready to Work
Apr 16, 2024

Lehigh Valley lawmakers issue statement on Volvo Group’s heavy-duty truck plant announcement
Apr 11, 2024

Schweyer’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach April 19
Apr 08, 2024

Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel, Miller and Allentown SD superintendent applaud education funding grants
Apr 02, 2024

State Reps. Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel and McNeill applaud community safety grants
Mar 28, 2024

Schweyer bill to create community solar program passes House
Mar 26, 2024

Schweyer: state money awarded to trail extension, replacing traffic signals
Mar 26, 2024

Schweyer Presented with Friend of Penn State Legislative Award
Mar 18, 2024

The choice for is clear for educating our children, we need to go big
Feb 14, 2024

Schweyer: Protecting PA Kids on Social Media
Feb 08, 2024