Fund Our Schools Equitably and Adequately

Fund Our Schools Equitably and Adequately

Fund Our Schools Equitably and Adequately When it comes to our schools, with a $9B surplus, a $5.1B Rainy Day Fund, a Commonwealth Court decision, and no Republican appeals, we should fund our schools NOW! If not now, when? In February, the Commonwealth Court of...
All About Education

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.

Building a Better Student-to-Teacher Pipeline Can Ease Staffing Crisis

Building a Better Student-to-Teacher Pipeline Can Ease Staffing Crisis

By Senator Vincent Hughes and Sharif El-Mekki

A decade ago, Pennsylvania certified 20,000 new teachers.  Last year, that number was down to 6,000.  Chronic understaffing, along with underfunding, is driving increased burnout and shorter teaching careers.

That loss of teachers is particularly concerning among communities of color which make up 37 percent of the student body, but only 7 percent of teachers.

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.”...