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House. Education Committee

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1802 - 1812
  • Existence: 1819 - Present

biographical statement

The House Education Committee's existence is long standing and has evolved with the changing needs of the Commonwealth's education programs. As far back as records show, the Education Committee was in existance in 1802 - 1812. There was a hiatius from 1813-1818. It resumed meeting in 1819 and has continued until the present.

A wide variety of topics are typically covered: problems in the public and private schools, higher education, basic education, early education, urban education, and special education. Over the years, special emphasis has been placed on school violence, shortages of principals, fulltime classroom teachers and substitute teachers, changes to teacher certification law, current use of the PA system of School Assessments (PSSA), increasing costs of higher education, and student loan forgiveness. More recently, increasing numbers of students with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have required work for implementing care of these special needs in the classroom.

Generally, the Education Committee divides into three Subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Higher Education; the Subcommittee on Basic Education; and the Subcommittee on Special Education.

Citation:
Author: HJM
Abstract:

Education Committee Records; Pennsylvania Manual

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Education Committee, 1971-1972

 Collection
Identifier: ST1971_06
Scope and Contents This collection contains relevant materials to the House Education Committee of the 1971-1972 session, the Democrats in majority. James J.A. Gallagher (D) served as Chairman. Max H. Homer (D) was Subcommittee Chairman for the Subcommittee on Basic Education, with Robert C. Wise (D) serving as Subcommittee Chairman for the Subcommittee on Higher Education.The collection contains assessment booklets and other research materials. Committee meetings and public hearing records not...
Dates: 1971 - 1972

Education Committee, 1973-1974

 Collection
Identifier: ST1973_06
Scope and Contents

The 1973-1974 Education Committee was chaired by G. Sieber Pancoast (R). Roger Raymond Fischer (R) served as Sub-Committee Chairman on Basic Education. Benjamin H. Wilson (R) was Sub-Committee Chairman of Higher Education.

Some of the issues covered in the 1973-1974 Education Committee was Career Education, Vocational Schools, School Reports, and Projects.

Dates: 1973 - 1974

Education Committee, 1975-1976

 Collection
Identifier: ST1975_06
Scope and Contents The 1975-1976 Education Committee was chaired by James J. A. Gallagher (D). The Sub-Committee Chairman on Basic Education was Roland Greenfield (D) ). The Sub-Committee Chairman on Higher Education was Bill Shane (D). The Secretary was J. William Lincoln (D).Gregory White served as the Execuitve Director of the Committee and collected many of these files. Some of the topics discussed were Long Range Planning, Open Classrooms versus Traditional Education, Youth Development...
Dates: 1975 - 1976

Education Committee, 1977-1978

 Collection
Identifier: ST1977_06
Scope and Contents The 1977-1978 Education Committee was chaired by James J. A. Gallagher (D). The Subcommittee Chairman on Basic Education was J. William Lincoln (D). The Subcommittee Chairman on Higher Education was Robert W. O'Donnell (D). The Secretary was Fred R. Milanovich (D).Gregory White served as the Execuitve Director of the Committee and collected many of these files. Some of the topics discussed in the 1977-1978 Session were job placements, Special Education, the School Code, and...
Dates: 1977 - 1978

Education Committee, 1979-1980

 Collection
Identifier: ST1979_06
Scope and Contents The Chairman of the 1979-1980 Education Committee was D. Michael Fischer (R). The Subcommittee Chairman on Basic Education was Edward F. Burns, Jr. (R). The Subcommittee Chairman on Higher Education was Elinor Z. Taylor (R). The Secretary was Gregg L. Cunningham (R).Some of the topics discussed in the 1979-1980 session were non-public student transportation, the court-ordered desegregation of Philadelphia schools, magnet school, Special Education funding, the School Code, and the...
Dates: 1979 - 1980

Education Committee, 1981-1982

 Collection
Identifier: ST1981_06
Scope and Contents The Chairman of the 1981-1982 Education Committee was Roger Raymond Fischer (R). The Subcommittee Chairman on Basic Education was Edward F. Burns, Jr. (R). The Subcommittee Chairman on Higher Education was Elinor Z. Taylor (R). The Secretary was Gregg L. Cunningham (R).Some of the issues discussed by the 1981-1982 Education Committee were Elementary School Librarians, High School Athletics, the Four Day School Week, Special Education, and the Transportation System of the Albert...
Dates: 1981 - 1982

Education Committee, 1983-1984

 Collection
Identifier: ST1983_06
Scope and Contents This collection contains the records of the Education Committee of the 1983-1984 session, Democrats in the Majority. The Majority Chairman was James J. A. Gallagher (D) and the Minority Chairman was Roger Raymond Fischer (R). The Majority Sub-Committee Chairman on Basic Education was Ruth B. Harper (D) and the Minority Sub-Committee Chairman on Basic Education was Stephen F. Freind (R). The Majority Sub-Committee Chairman on Higher Education was Ronald R. Cowell (D) and the Minority...
Dates: 1983 - 1984

Education Committee, 1985-1986

 Collection
Identifier: ST1985_06
Scope and Contents

The records of the Education Committee from the 1985-1986 session, the Democrats in majority. The Chairs were James Gallagher (Majority) and Roger Fischer (Minority). The Chairs of the Subcommittee on Basic Education were Ruth Harper (Majority) and Stephen Freind (Minority). The Chairs of the Subcommittee on Higher Education were Ron Cowell (Majority) and E. Z. Taylor (Minority). The Secretary was Dwight Evans (Majority).

Dates: 1985 - 1986

Education Committee, 1987-1988

 Collection
Identifier: ST1987_06
Scope and Contents

The records for the Education Committee from the 1987-1988 session, the Democrats in the majority. The Chairs were Ronald R. Cowell (Majority) and Roger R. Fischer (Minority). The Chairs of the Subcommittee on Basic Education were Dwight Evans (Majority) and William Telek (Minority). The Chairs of the Subcommittee on Higher Education were Nicholas A. Colafella (Majority) and Elinor Z. Taylor (Minority). The Secretary was Thomas Tigue (Majority).

Dates: 1987 - 1988

Education Committee, 1989-1990

 Collection
Identifier: ST1989_06
Scope and Contents

The records of the Education Committee from the 1989-1990 session, the Democrats in majority. The Chairs were Ronald R. Cowell (Majority) and Edward F. Burns (Minority). The Chairs of the Subcommittee on Basic Education were Dwight Evans (Majority) and Jere W. Schuler (Minority). The Chairs of the Subcommittee on Higher Education were Nicholas A. Colafella (Majority) and Lynn B. Herman (Minority). The Secretary was Michael E. Bortner (Majority).

Dates: 1989 - 1990