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HARRISBURG (March 2, 2018) – State Senator Andrew Dinniman and members of the Senate Education Committee held a public hearing on school and student safety this morning. “While we may focus in on the issue of gun control or mental health, we must understand that there is a larger, societal issue. For too long, we’ve […]

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  DOWNINGTOWN (February 26, 2018) – State Senator Andrew Dinniman this morning welcomed students to the Varsity Semifinals of the 34th Annual Chester County Academic Competition at the Chester County Intermediate Unit in Downingtown. “Today is a day where our students begin to showcase the results of the great investment that our communities, schools, teachers, […]

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HARRISBURG (February 1, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman this week welcomed students from Conestoga High School’s New Voters Club to the Pennsylvania State Capitol to get a behind-the-scenes look at how state government works. Dinniman offered the group of about 30 students a guided tour of the historic state capitol building that included visits […]

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WEST CHESTER (August 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, released the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement this morning on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and the administration’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan: “While I’d be the first to welcome any […]

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WEST CHESTER (August 8) – Pre-Kindergarten programs in five Chester County school districts will receive more than $480,000 in state funding, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced today. “Every child deserves access to quality pre-kindergarten and early education programs to give them a strong start in school and in life and that is precisely what Pennsylvania’s […]

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HARRISBURG (June 30, 2017) – Bipartisan legislation to ensure that Pennsylvania high school students receive strong civics and American history education unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee this week. Senate Bill 723, jointly sponsored by state Senators Andy Dinniman and John Rafferty, calls for high school students to take a test identical to the civics […]

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WEST CHESTER (May 31, 2017) – The Senate Education Committee will hold a committee hearing on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 12:30 P.M. at the Business and Public Management Center of West Chester University (Room 101) 50 Sharpless Street (corner of South Church and Sharpless) in West Chester. The purpose of this hearing is to […]

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HARRISBURG – March 7, 2017 – State Senator Andy Dinniman, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, today expressed serious concerns about the significant amount of state funding being spent on mandatory standardized testing in Pennsylvania schools. “We are spending hundreds of millions of taxpayers dollars on testing while some school districts don’t even have […]

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WEST CHESTER (February 14) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that Chester County school districts will receive more than $13.2 million in total state funding for reimbursements for major construction projects. The funds were distributed under Act 25 of 2016, which authorized a bond to make reimbursement payments to school districts under PlanCon, the Pennsylvania […]

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HARRISBURG (February 1) – State Senator Andy Dinniman has been elected vice president of the Pennsylvania State Public School Building Authority (SPSBA) and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Facilities Authority (PHEFA). The SPSBA and the PHEFA finance the construction and improvement of public school and higher education facilities, respectively, with the goal of making lower cost […]

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