AAUW State College Updates & News

Pennsylvania Schools Work; Advocate for Our Schools

Do you know that Pennsylvania ranks 46th in the state's share of K-12 education funding? Most states cover 47% of school costs, but PA contributes only 38%. State funding for classroom costs has declined since 2013 by $155.3 million. Increases in state education...

School Choice: Eyes Wide Open

BY CINDY HALL, CAROL HODES, AND MARY DUPUIS In the Centre Region, both charter and cyber charter schools operate while families in rural school districts may have no charter schools operating in their districts. The majority of these schools are for-profit entities,...

Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform

We endorse the work of Fair Districts PA and its affiliate, Fair-Districts Centre County, in advocating for non-partisan methods of redrawing legislative district lines. Our stance is that elections should represent the will of the electorate by providing voters with...

Paid Family Leave

AAUW believes that paid family leave could and should be available to every working person. Family leave is of special importance for women, who most often assume caretaking responsibilities. What happens if your child or parent is seriously ill, your spouse is...

Eliminate Pennsylvania’s Digital Divide

Some of Pennsylvania’s most financially deprived school districts and those located in rural areas of the commonwealth were dramatically impacted by pupils’ inability to connect online. With discrepancies in infrastructure, pricing and download speeds, many of the...

Staying Connected During The Pandemic

The COVID-19 virus has resulted in most of us feeling displaced and at odds with the need to stay “socially distant.” It goes against human nature. However, even though our spring programs are canceled and our Used Book Sale is postponed, there are ways we...

Spring Program May be Rescheduled

There were some wonderful speakers committed to joining us this spring. We hope to be able to reschedule some in the upcoming year, which commences in September. Be sure to visit our website towards the end of August for...

Branch Used Book Sale Postponed

In late March, we learned from Penn State that all campus events would be cancelled until further notice due to the virus, including our annual Used Book Sale, which had been slated for May 9-12. This is the first time in 59 years that the book sale will not be held...

CCCHS Volunteers Recoginized

The April Centre County Council for Human Services Volunteer of the Year dinner was cancelled because of the virus, but our appreciation for the many contributions made by this special group of volunteers remains the same. Our branch honorees, Sherry...

Membership Renewal for 2020-2021

Your membership in AAUW matters! It makes a powerful voice even louder on critical issues affecting women and girls. Maintain social distancing guidelines by renewing ONLINE! During the last week of April, you will receive an email from memberinfo@aauw.org, just...