April Argall Report: Preparing Pennsylvania’s Next Generation of Teachers

HARRISBURG – The April edition of the local TV program hosted by Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) features a recent hearing of the Senate Education Committee focused on teacher shortages in Pennsylvania.

“If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent, everyone in Pennsylvania loses if we fail to properly prepare for the next generation of teachers,” Argall said.

The hearing was held at Argall’s request and heard statistics regarding teacher shortages from Teach Plus Pennsylvania and the National Center on Education and the Economy. Testimony was also presented from the Dean of the College of Education of Kutztown University, the President of the Pennsylvania Association Colleges of Teacher Education, officials from Drexel University’s College of Education, the Commonwealth Foundation, the President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Superintendent of Grade Schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the Director of the Hammel Family Human Rights Initiative at Penn State.

“As the chair of the Senate Education Committee, I will do everything I can to ensure that our students are properly equipped for success in the 21st century workplace – and one of those things is preparing the next generation of teachers,” Argall continued.

This edition of the Argall Report will air on:

  1. Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
  2. Berks Community Television (Comcast – Channel 15 and Service Electric – Channel 19) on Thursday at 10 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m.
  3. Service Electric Cablevision:  Hazleton, Mahanoy City; Shenandoah – on Hazleton’s WYLN TV 35 Channel 507 and MetroCast Communications Channel 10. Please check local listings for air times.

It is also available online at https://www.senatorargall.com/argallreport/


CONTACT: Jim Brugger, 717-787-2637

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