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New Trips and Travel Opportunities - Monday, October 26, 2015



1.  Please Note!!  Additional information about our 2017 trips has been added including costs and deadlines. Contact Donna Gramling.  For further information, see Trips and Travel.   

Information about ALEC - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

3.  Please stay informed about the American Legislative Exchange Council.  Some of their members want to put all schools into the hands of private for-profit corporations.  For information click on Take Action! and/or American Legislation Exchange Council pages.  


Welcome to the ever-changing website of the Central West Region PSEA-Retired.  We are a subdivision of the state-wide organization PSEA-Retired, representing retired Pennsylvania school employees.

The Central-West Region PSEA-R includes Armstrong, Bedford, Cambria, Indiana, Jefferson and Somerset Counties and currently services over 1500 members.  PSEA-Retired is part of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, PSEA.  We are also affiliated with the National Education Association, NEA, and NEA-Retired, representing education personnel worldwide.

Our goal for this site is to provide you with the information you need, find useful, and that promotes the mission of PSEA and PSEA-Retired as well as of our local region.  Any, and all, suggestions regarding ways to improve this website will be greatly appreciated.  If there is anything that you would like to know about this organization and/or subjects that affect retirees, educators, and our schools but can't find, please email us at  We will reply personally to you and, if appropriate, add the information to our website.  We hope that you will use the website often and find it a valuable resource.


For PSEA members, there is a Members Only section which requires login.  Use your PSEA ID and password.




Barbara Lynch,  

President, C-W Region PSEA-R 


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PSEA policy brief outlines research-based approach to standardized testing

Monday, March 20, 2017

PSEA Standardized Testing Policy BriefRecognizing that state requirements put too much emphasis on high-stakes standardized tests, the Pennsylvania State Education Association released a policy brief aimed at ensuring that standardized tests are used the way they were intended and do not interfere with classroom instruction.

PSEA opposes bill that eliminates minimum sick and bereavement leave

Monday, February 13, 2017

In January, the Senate Education Committee passed Senate Bill 229 - legislation that eliminates minimum sick and bereavement leave standards for Pennsylvania's educators, nurses, and support professionals. PSEA strongly opposes this plan.

Gov. Wolf proposes innovative school breakfast initiative

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Students who start the day with a healthy breakfast are ready to focus and learn - that's why Gov. Wolf's budget proposed $2 million to expand school breakfast programs across the state.

PSEA President: Gov. Wolf’s budget invests in schools and students

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

PSEA President Jerry Oleksiak issued a Feb. 7 statement after Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a proposed FY 2017-18 state budget that continues funding increases for public education, makes a key investment in school breakfast programs for needy students, and increases funding for state universities.

Get the PSEA mobile app

Friday, February 3, 2017

PSEA launched an official mobile app to help members manage membership information, get local and region updates, and find information about PSEA and issues that affect schools and students.

PSEA President: Sen. Toomey, Betsy Devos is unqualified, vote “NO”

Thursday, February 2, 2017

PSEA President Jerry Oleksiak issued a statement related to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's potential support of Betsy DeVos' nomination to serve as U.S. secretary of education.

Cover Story: Spotlight on success

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The cover story of the January 2017 issue of Voice magazine highlights just a few examples of the great things PSEA members are doing in their classrooms across the state, every day.

PSEA President: Fair share lawsuit undermines basic fairness and attacks union members

Thursday, January 19, 2017

PSEA President Jerry Oleksiak issued a Jan. 19 statement related to a new lawsuit alleging that charging non-members fair share fees for services unions are legally required to provide them is unconstitutional.

Global Teacher Prize finalist Michael Soskil named 2017 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Michael Soskil, an elementary science teacher in the Wallenpaupack Area School District, received international honors this year for his Distance Teaching Project, which uses Skype to connect his students with others from countries across the globe. In December, Soskil received additional recognition when he was named the 2017 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.

PSEA members donate books, toys, and clothing items for Duquesne City students

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Students in the financially troubled Duquesne City School District will get 1,000 books, toys, and items of warm clothing thanks to the generosity of PSEA members.