Work begins on finding a Pa. school funding formula that passes constitutional muster

(Sep 11, 2023)

Rep. Schweyer, who is also a member of the funding commission, said he sees their hearings as adding “more datapoints and more expert testimony to what the Basic Education Funding Commission is doing to add to what the court case said.” Read more

 

Bill to open Allentown NIZ financial records passes Pa. state Senate

(Sep 01, 2023)

Rep. Schweyer said the NIZ works for the city and is a model for renewal in other cities. “The single biggest reason why this works is because Allentown was uniquely situated to make a powerful economic development tool work,” he said. Read more

 

Schweyer’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach Sept. 15

(Aug 31, 2023)

ALLENTOWN, Aug. 31 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is alerting local veterans that his monthly support program will be held on Friday, Sept. 15 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

 

'Prepared for the Workforce of Tomorrow': Gov. Shapiro Highlights New Investments During Allentown Visit

(Aug 31, 2023)

Attendees and speakers included Robert Smith, EASCTC Executive Training Director, Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk, Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr., and State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg, Josh Siegel, and Steve Samuelson. Read more

 

Schweyer Celebrates Investment in Pennsylvanians

(Aug 30, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Pete Schweyer stands with Governor Josh Shapiro to highlight an almost $30 million investment in workforce training and apprenticeship programming. Schweyer says programs like these prepare more Pennsylvanians to realize the American dream, earning while they learn the skills to secure a high quality, family sustaining job. Read more

 

Gov. Shapiro touts funding for trade work, workforce education at Allentown technical college

(Aug 30, 2023)

Schweyer, who lives only a quarter mile from the campus, championed the efforts of organizations like the Eastern Atlantic States Carpenters Technical College to provide students with an option to earn a good living doing vital jobs they enjoy. Read more

 

Need a job? Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro comes to Allentown to promote apprenticeships

(Aug 30, 2023)

State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, said the education received at a joint apprentice training center can help build a good, middle-class life. Read more

 

State public education funding’s teachable moment

(Aug 28, 2023)

State Rep. Peter Schweyer, a Democrat from Lehigh County, said that although prioritization of funds should ultimately be decided by school districts themselves, funding for facilities is certainly a good place to start. Read more

 

Undone budget leaves struggling schools empty-handed

(Aug 17, 2023)

Committee Majority Chairman Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Allentown, said delayed payments are the last thing schools should have to worry about because of “a stupid process where people worry more about elbowing their way and finding leverage inside of the building, and not looking at how we’re actually impacting the lives of human beings we are elected to serve.” Read more

 

Schweyer Talks Education at NCSL

(Aug 16, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer sat down with American Public Television at the National Conference of State Legislators Annual Summit in Indianapolis to discuss all things education. Schweyer, who chairs the House Education Committee, was grateful for the opportunity to learn how other states are addressing their education issues and plans to bring that knowledge back to Harrisburg as the fight to adequately fund our public education system continues. Read more

 

Pottstown Schools superintendent Rodriguez still fighting for more level-up school funding

(Aug 16, 2023)

“We need to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time,” said Rep. Peter Schweyer. “We can’t sacrifice the the 2023/2024 school year while we’re trying to create and invent a better light bulb in the next few years. This level-up funding is so important.” Read more

 

State legislators speak about importance of improving education at news conference

(Aug 11, 2023)

State Rep. Peter Schweyer, chairman of the Pennsylvania House Education Committee, joined school administration staff, teachers, parents and fellow legislators in Allentown this morning to speak about the importance of improving education. Read more

 

Pa. Senate Republicans holding up aid to local schools, say Lehigh Valley lawmakers

(Aug 11, 2023)

House Education Chairman Peter Schweyer and Democratic Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Joshua Siegel gathered at Harrison Morton Middle School in Allentown Friday, along with State Sen. Nick Miller (D-Lehigh Valley) to lament the shape of education in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Program aimed at getting more funding to state's poorest districts topic of discussion at Harrison-Morton Middle School

(Aug 11, 2023)

State Rep. Peter Schweyer, (D)-District 22, and his Democratic colleagues disagree that the funding needs separate code. "This has been in law. We have a formula. We have a formula that's been used multiple times." Read more

 

‘A tragedy and moral failure’: Pa. Democrats, Allentown school officials call for improved education funding

(Aug 11, 2023)

“We should not have students going to school and learning about the history of the United States in a building where the election of Abraham Lincoln was still fresh in the minds of the folks who were going to that school. It’s nothing short of a tragedy and moral failure.” Read more

 

Level Up Hearing Testimony

(Aug 10, 2023)

The PA House Education Committee held an informational hearing on August 10, 2023 on Level Up funding and its impacts on school districts across Pennsylvania. Testimony includes: Public Interest Law Center, Teach Plus, Carter & MacCrae, William Penn School District, Lancaster School District and Pottstown School District. Read more

 

Schweyer’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach Aug. 18

(Aug 04, 2023)

State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is alerting local veterans that his monthly veterans outreach program will be held Friday, Aug. 18 at his district office in Allentown. Read more

 

House Democrats rally at South Philly high school for 'Save Our Schools' campaign

(Jul 31, 2023)

Allentown Representative Pete Schweyer, who chairs the education committee, says with a Commonwealth Court ruling declaring the state’s school funding unconstitutional, schools have to be adequately funded before that debate can begin. Read more

 

Rally decries crumbling schools amid budget impasse

(Jul 31, 2023)

“We fundamentally know that the way we fund education in Pennsylvania is in fact broken,” Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Allentown and chair of the education committee, said. “(We’re) advocating and rallying around a better fair-funding formula that will put us in a position to make sure every kid gets what they need to be successful.” Read more

 

Texas nixed child ID kits after our investigation. Now a bill to spend taxpayer money on the kits in Pennsylvania is in trouble.

(Jul 28, 2023)

“This just never seemed like it was all that well thought out,” Schweyer, a Democrat, said, adding that addressing school violence and mental health are more urgent priorities. “I’d rather hire a couple more cops or spend money on a couple more psychologists in our most at-risk schools.” Read more

 

Work begins on finding a Pa. school funding formula that passes constitutional muster
Sep 11, 2023

Bill to open Allentown NIZ financial records passes Pa. state Senate
Sep 01, 2023

Schweyer’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach Sept. 15
Aug 31, 2023

'Prepared for the Workforce of Tomorrow': Gov. Shapiro Highlights New Investments During Allentown Visit
Aug 31, 2023

Schweyer Celebrates Investment in Pennsylvanians
Aug 30, 2023

Gov. Shapiro touts funding for trade work, workforce education at Allentown technical college
Aug 30, 2023

Need a job? Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro comes to Allentown to promote apprenticeships
Aug 30, 2023

State public education funding’s teachable moment
Aug 28, 2023

Undone budget leaves struggling schools empty-handed
Aug 17, 2023

Schweyer Talks Education at NCSL
Aug 16, 2023

Pottstown Schools superintendent Rodriguez still fighting for more level-up school funding
Aug 16, 2023

State legislators speak about importance of improving education at news conference
Aug 11, 2023

Pa. Senate Republicans holding up aid to local schools, say Lehigh Valley lawmakers
Aug 11, 2023

Program aimed at getting more funding to state's poorest districts topic of discussion at Harrison-Morton Middle School
Aug 11, 2023

‘A tragedy and moral failure’: Pa. Democrats, Allentown school officials call for improved education funding
Aug 11, 2023

Level Up Hearing Testimony
Aug 10, 2023

Schweyer’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach Aug. 18
Aug 04, 2023

House Democrats rally at South Philly high school for 'Save Our Schools' campaign
Jul 31, 2023

Rally decries crumbling schools amid budget impasse
Jul 31, 2023

Texas nixed child ID kits after our investigation. Now a bill to spend taxpayer money on the kits in Pennsylvania is in trouble.
Jul 28, 2023