Hughes, Fiedler, Rally with Educators for Full School Funding

Hughes, Fiedler, Rally with Educators for Full School Funding

PHILADELPHIA − May 12, 2022 − With Pennsylvania sitting on more than $8 billion in excess revenue, and a dismal national ranking for school equity, state Sen. Vincent Hughes and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler held a pre-budget school funding rally in South Philadelphia today...
Sens. Costa, Hughes Respond to Gov. Wolf’s 2021-22 Budget Proposal

Sens. Costa, Hughes Respond to Gov. Wolf’s 2021-22 Budget Proposal

HARRISBURG — February 3, 2021 — Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) jointly responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021-22 Budget Address with a...
Learning Pod and Parent Resource Center to open soon #InTheDistrict

Learning Pod and Parent Resource Center to open soon #InTheDistrict

Learning Pod and Parent Resource Center to open soon #InTheDistrict Philadelphia Community stakeholders aim to help K-5 students, parents with hub Our friends with the Philadelphia Community Stakeholders (PCS) have a new and exciting opportunity for students and...
The fight for a 21st century education for every student takes a walk!

The fight for a 21st century education for every student takes a walk!

On Monday August 19, Senator Hughes and the Rev. Gregory Holston, executive director of POWER Interfaith, marched from historic Overbook High School in Philadelphia to the modern marvel that is Lower Merion High School in Ardmore. The purpose of their 3.5-mile journey was to shed light on the worlds of differences between two public high schools separated by a mere 8,000 or so steps.

Senate Democrats Deride Gov’s Budget as Election-Year Pandering

Harrisburg, February 4, 2014 – Senate Democratic leaders today called Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget proposal election-year pandering and woefully lacking on multiple levels. “The governor really needs to stop promising and start delivering for Pennsylvania.”...

PSSA Tests and Public Education Funding: Let’s Not Cheat Our Students

Op-Ed Column by State Senator Vincent Hughes At a news conference on September 21, Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis, released the results of the 2011-12 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). The PSSA tests measure a student’s achievement of certain...

Clarification Needed on Education Funding Numbers, At-Risk Schools, Hughes says

HARRISBURG, February 27, 2012 – – At today’s Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing, Democratic Appropriations Chair Vincent Hughes (D-Phila./Montgomery) questioned Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis about the potential impact of Governor Tom Corbett’s $400 million in proposed education budget cuts.

Senator Hughes to Talk Proposed Education Budget Cuts at Cook-Wissahickon School

PHILADELPHIA, February 22, 2012 – – In light of Governor Tom Corbett’s budget proposal, which includes deep cuts to basic education, state Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Phila./Montgomery) will tour Cook-Wissahickon Public School and hold a community meeting to discuss public education and the impacts of the proposed budget cuts.