All About Education
Supporting Students and Teachers in the 7th District
Senator Hughes has been busy in the district visiting schools and introducing legislation to financially compensate future teachers.
See Me – Imagine You Career Day
Senator Hughes brought the “See Me−Imagine You” Career Day to 13 schools across Philadelphia. The program was simultaneously held for students in each school and featured 140 professionals from a range of careers and backgrounds. Over 1,200 students were able to participate in the career day event and get inspiration from local professionals who are living and working in the community.
“We showed students across Philadelphia that their future can be as big and bright as they want it to be.” – Senator Hughes
Improving Pennsylvania’s Teacher Pipeline
To address Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage crisis, Senator Hughes introduced new, bipartisan legislation that would offer $10,000 stipends to student teachers who complete their student teacher requirement.
Philadelphia has seen a drop of 944 teachers certified in Philadelphia compared to 10 years ago. And recently, a new study found Pennsylvania teachers are leaving their jobs at a faster rate than ever before.
We need to invest in the individuals who choose to put children, education, and a genuine desire to help people above all else in their careers. Senator Hughes’ legislation would directly help future teachers.
“This is an opportunity to breathe hope and curiosity into our children through our educators and fix the system to bring more quality and diverse teachers into our schools.” – Senator Hughes
Visiting Lankenau High School
Students at Lankenau Environmental Sciences Magnet High School gave Senator Hughes and other education leaders a tour of their school and shared about projects they’ve been working on throughout the year.
Senator Hughes was joined by Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi, Superintendent Tony Watlington, and Rep. Tarik Khan to meet with the students and learn about water experiments they’ve been conducting to anticipate climate change and rises in water temperatures.