School Leaders Back Nelson, White Bill to Replace PSSA Testing

Sep. 22, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – With the support of area school superintendents, Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) and Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), Republican Caucus Secretary, unveiled a plan to eliminate the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) testing system used by public schools and replace it with benchmark testing technology.

It’s Time to ‘Save Our Students’

Aug. 10, 2023 /

In Pennsylvania, we are having an SOS moment. But this distress call is to “Save Our Students” when it comes to education. And as we learned at a recent Senate Education Committee hearing, time is of the essence to throw a lifeline to our most vulnerable students trapped in consistently failing schools.

Let’s Work Together to Rescue Students Stuck in Failing Schools

Jun. 26, 2023 /

Recognizing that a ZIP code should never determine the quality of a child’s education, we are excited that Pennsylvania’s Democrat Gov. Josh Shapiro once again affirmed his support for initiatives like our Lifeline Scholarships that would give struggling students and their families much-needed access to a better education.

Martina White Sworn in for New Term in State House

Jan. 03, 2023 /

HARRISBURG -- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) today was sworn in to serve the people of the 170th District in Northeast Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She is serving her fourth full term after winning a special election in 2015.