Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus Applauds Court Ruling Public Education Funding Unconstitutional
(Harrisburg, PA) February 7, 2023 — The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus applauds the Commonwealth Court’s historic ruling in William Penn School District, et al. v. Pennsylvania Department of Education, et al., that Pennsylvania’s system of funding public...
Senator Lindsey M. Williams, Rep. Emily Kinkead, Advocates Stress Importance of Universal School Meals Legislation for all Students
Harrisburg, Pa. − September 21, 2022 − Today, Senator Lindsey M. Williams joined Representative Emily Kinkead, school administrators, advocates, and parents to discuss the importance of ensuring that all Pennsylvania students have reliable access to nutritious...
Senator Lindsey Williams Applauds Free Breakfast Program for Pennsylvania Students and Urges General Assembly to Make Free Meals Permanent
Pittsburgh, Pa. − September 9, 2022 − Following Governor Wolf’s announcement that breakfast will be provided to Pennsylvania students for free this school year, Senator Williams released the following statement and call to action. “I’m overjoyed that students will...
Senator Lindsey M. Williams Releases Statement on Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Tax Status
Pittsburgh, PA − August 24, 2022 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams (D-Allegheny), Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, released the following statement today, following President Joe Biden’s announcement that the Federal Government will forgive up to $20,000...
Senator Lindsey M. Williams, Senate Dems, and SNAPA Ask Governor Wolf to Take Action on Free School Meals
Pittsburgh, Pa. − August 4, 2022 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams, Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty urging the Administration to take any steps possible to temporarily...
Education Committee June 21, 2022
Senator Williams’ speaks against proposed Book Ban Bill (SB1277 Committee)
Senator Williams’ remarks on Financial Literacy Curriculum bill (SB1243 Committee)
Senator Lindsey M. Williams Announces Three Education Bills Aimed at Improving Student Mental Health
Pittsburgh, Pa. − June 15, 2022 − Senator Lindsey Williams announced today that she is the prime co-sponsor of three pieces of legislation aimed at improving student mental health. These bills seek to put more school-based mental health care programs and professionals...
Senator Williams speaks in support of Charter Reform Regulations
Sen. Williams Speaks Out for Inclusion of Transgender Youth in Sports
Pennsylvania Officials Remind Students to Submit Their Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Harrisburg, PA – April 28, 2022 – Secretary of Education Dr. Noe Ortega joined the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), Sen. Wayne Fontana, and Sen. Lindsey Williams at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) to remind Pennsylvanians to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) by May 1, 2022, to qualify for a PA State Grant Award.
Pennsylvania Officials Celebrate Western PA Students Excelling in Biliteracy, Civic Engagement
Pittsburgh, PA – April 19, 2022 – Secretary of Education Dr. Noe Ortega and state Senator Lindsey Williams joined educators and students at Shaler Area High School in Allegheny County to honor students who helped launch the Pennsylvania Seal of Biliteracy, a statewide...
Sen. Williams remarks from Toddlers to Tassels: A Rally to Fully & Fairly Fund Education
Sen Williams Remarks at the Higher Education Funding Rally
Senator Lindsey M. Williams Encourages Bold Education Investments Ahead of Gov. Wolf Budget Address
Harrisburg, Pa.− February 7, 2022 − Today, Senator Lindsey M. Williams sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf ahead of his Budget Address to the General Assembly to ask him to make critical investments in education spending in the Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget. Recognizing...
Senator Williams Speaks on Chronic Underfunding of Community Colleges
Sen. Williams Remarks Against SB 1 and Education Committee Hearing
Hearing on COVID Impact on Local Districts, Parents, Students, and Educators
Senate Education Chairs Send Letter to President Biden’s Administration on Standardized Testing
Harrisburg, Pa. − February 24, 2021 −Today Majority and Minority Education Chairs Senators Martin and Williams sent a letter encouraging President Biden's administration to waive the standardized testing requirement for the '20-'21 school year. Please find the letter...