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Tobash’s Bill to Halt Pennsylvania Keystone Exams Focus of House Education Committee Hearing
WHAT: The state House Education Committee will conduct a hearing focused on House Bill 1506, a measure sponsored by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) which seeks to halt the state Department of Education (PDE) from the development and implementation of further standardized testing for 10 years.

WHO: Tobash will join the members of the House Education Committee. A panel of testifiers will include Joan Benso, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, president and CEO; David Patti, Pennsylvania Business Council, president and CEO; Dr. Kelly Austin, Penn State Schuylkill chancellor; John Powers Jr., Ash/Tech Inc., CEO; Dr. Andrew Smarkanic, North Schuylkill School District superintendent; Dr. Michelle Guers, Blue Mountain School District, guidance counselor; Tiffany Reedy, Pottsville Area High School, principal; and Larry Wittig, state board of education president and Tamaqua area school board president.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 10, beginning at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Main Capitol, Irvis Office Building, Room G-50, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed lived on

Media contact: Krisinda Corbin, 717.705.2032,  
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