Partisan stalemate keeps child sexual assault lawsuit window from advancing in Pennsylvania

(Jun 05, 2023)

“Here we are again fighting for our rights as victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse who have been waiting many, many years for the opportunity for justice, to find out the truth, to hold our perpetrators accountable, to hold institutions accountable,” said Rep. Mark Rozzi, a Berks County Democrat who has championed the legislation for years. Read more

 

Amish, Mennonite survivors of childhood sexual assault join others to fight for a chance for justice

(Jun 05, 2023)

As survivors of child sexual abuse gathered on the front steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol to advocate for the passage of legislation allowing legal action against sexual abusers, Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks County, offered a fitting opening remark: “Here we go again.” Read more

 

Filling gaps among teachers must start now

(Jun 04, 2023)

“Pennsylvania’s persistent teacher shortage threatens the stability of our education system and deprives children of receiving a quality education — a right guaranteed in our state constitution,” Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, said. “We must prioritize recruiting and retaining talented teachers to ensure that children throughout Pennsylvania can thrive and reach their full potential.” Read more

 

Research finds Pa. teachers leaving careers at record pace; lawmakers seek workforce answers

(May 31, 2023)

Rep. Rozzi: “We must prioritize recruiting and retaining talented teachers to ensure that children throughout Pennsylvania can thrive and reach their full potential.” Read more

 

We must make it more affordable to become a teacher in Pennsylvania (Opinion)

(May 23, 2023)

At the top of the list to address the teacher crisis is House Bill 688, sponsored by state Rep. Mark Rozzi of Berks County, which establishes a new scholarship program for aspiring educators. Read more

 

Rep. Rozzi's summer 2023 print newsletter

(May 22, 2023)

Rep. Rozzi's May 2023 print newsletter containing information on his time as Speaker of the House, legislation he's currently working on, grants awarded to the district, and more. Read more

 

Schweyer: Helping our heroes take the next step

(May 10, 2023)

House Democrats want to make sure we do our small part to repay the sacrifice of our servicemembers and their families. We can start by doing everything we can to make it easier for families of our men and women in uniform to afford the education they need for a better future. Read more

 

Rozzi legislation addressing statewide teacher shortage passes the House

(May 02, 2023)

“Educators are among the most qualified and credentialed professionals, yet they are also deeply burdened with loans stemming from higher education. We need to establish stronger incentives to attract professionals to the field and keep quality teachers here in Pennsylvania,” Rozzi said. Read more

 

Bill provides up to $8,000 a year in scholarships aid to aspiring teachers passes Pa. House

(May 02, 2023)

“We find ourselves in a serious teacher shortage in Pennsylvania and if we don’t quickly find solutions, this crisis will only worsen when more teachers leave and they are leaving,” said Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks County, the bill’s sponsor. Read more

 

Rozzi’s teacher scholarship bill clears House Education Committee

(Apr 25, 2023)

“Teacher Pipeline Scholarship recipients would be required to stay here in Pennsylvania for however many years they received the scholarship. This ensures that these state dollars go hard at work for local K-12 students while simultaneously addressing our state’s worsening teacher shortage,” Rozzi said. Read more

 

Rozzi urges Pa. Senate to pass standalone survivors’ amendment

(Apr 25, 2023)

“Republicans and Democrats together, we’ve always come through for victims. Now it’s time that the Senate comes through and moves one of these four pieces of legislation that they will have to give victims their day in court,” Rozzi said. Read more

 

Pa. House passes fourth bill on child sex abuse lawsuit window

(Apr 25, 2023)

“Today we pass House Bill 1, sending the fourth piece of legislation over to the Senate to give victims what they’ve always wanted,” Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, the bill’s prime sponsor, said during floor remarks Tuesday. Read more

 

Sex abuse survivor bill back in the State House… again

(Apr 24, 2023)

“Victims have waited long enough. The gamesmanship, the playing politics has got to stop,” said Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks County). Read more

 

5 ways educators think lawmakers could help fix Pa.’s K-12 staffing crisis

(Apr 17, 2023)

Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, introduced legislation to create the Pennsylvania Teach Scholarship Program, which would offer a scholarship of up to $7,000 a year — $28,000 total — to eligible students studying at a Pennsylvania school. Read more

 

Reading Fightin Phils Unveil Redner’s Event Center

(Apr 06, 2023)

The organization thanks state Reps. Mark Rozzi, Manny Guzman, and Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz for their support. Read more

 

GRCA receives grant funding for Franklin Street and Reading Passenger Rail Station Planning

(Apr 02, 2023)

The project garnered support from Rep. Manny Guzman, Rep. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz and Rep. Mark Rozzi, who all represent parts of Reading. Read more

 

5 Berks transportation projects getting $2 million boost from state grants

(Mar 17, 2023)

Sen. Judy Schwank and Rep. Mark Rozzi worked in tandem to secure the funding. The lawmakers said the funding dovetails nicely with PennDOT’s ongoing Carsonia Avenue and Friedensburg Road bridge replacement intersection improvement project and Antietam School District’s Stony Creek rehabilitation project. Read more

 

Rozzi announces 10 grants to improve local infrastructure

(Mar 16, 2023)

“These grants will increase job opportunities and transportation options in Reading, two revitalization initiatives that go hand in hand,” Rozzi said. Read more

 

Rozzi authors bill to encourage Pennsylvanians to pursue education degrees

(Mar 06, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 6 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, is introducing legislation to help remedy Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage and encourage students to pursue education degrees. Rozzi’s bill would establish the PA Teach Scholarship Program. This program would provide a scholarship of up to $8,000 per year, $32,000 in total, to eligible students studying at one of the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education schools. To be eligible, students would have to be enrolled in a primary or secondary education program or in a student teaching role. “The demand for teachers continues to grow, but the supply of educators has not kept up. One reason for this is the astronomical price tag that comes with earning a degree here in Pennsylvania,” Rozzi said. “My bill would help ease the financial burden of earning an education degree, therefore incentivizing students to enter the field.” In addition to encouraging students to pursue teaching, Rozzi’s bill would ensure that their talents stay in the state and benefit Pennsylvania children. After graduating, scholarship recipients would have two requirements to meet, or they would have to reimburse the commonwealth all amounts received. One is to commence employment in Pennsylvania within one year of graduating. The second is to work within the commonwealth for a period of one year for each academic year that the student received a PA Teach scholarship. “Less and Read more

 

Minimum pay raise for teachers would boost interest in education careers, Pa. House lawmakers say

(Mar 06, 2023)

“These funds are sitting in the rainy day fund,” Rozzi said, referring to the state’s emergency savings account. “Well, for our teachers, it’s pouring and our educators are drowning.” Read more

 

Partisan stalemate keeps child sexual assault lawsuit window from advancing in Pennsylvania
Jun 05, 2023

Amish, Mennonite survivors of childhood sexual assault join others to fight for a chance for justice
Jun 05, 2023

Filling gaps among teachers must start now
Jun 04, 2023

Research finds Pa. teachers leaving careers at record pace; lawmakers seek workforce answers
May 31, 2023

We must make it more affordable to become a teacher in Pennsylvania (Opinion)
May 23, 2023

Rep. Rozzi's summer 2023 print newsletter
May 22, 2023

Schweyer: Helping our heroes take the next step
May 10, 2023

Rozzi legislation addressing statewide teacher shortage passes the House
May 02, 2023

Bill provides up to $8,000 a year in scholarships aid to aspiring teachers passes Pa. House
May 02, 2023

Rozzi’s teacher scholarship bill clears House Education Committee
Apr 25, 2023

Rozzi urges Pa. Senate to pass standalone survivors’ amendment
Apr 25, 2023

Pa. House passes fourth bill on child sex abuse lawsuit window
Apr 25, 2023

Sex abuse survivor bill back in the State House… again
Apr 24, 2023

5 ways educators think lawmakers could help fix Pa.’s K-12 staffing crisis
Apr 17, 2023

Reading Fightin Phils Unveil Redner’s Event Center
Apr 06, 2023

GRCA receives grant funding for Franklin Street and Reading Passenger Rail Station Planning
Apr 02, 2023

5 Berks transportation projects getting $2 million boost from state grants
Mar 17, 2023

Rozzi announces 10 grants to improve local infrastructure
Mar 16, 2023

Rozzi authors bill to encourage Pennsylvanians to pursue education degrees
Mar 06, 2023

Minimum pay raise for teachers would boost interest in education careers, Pa. House lawmakers say
Mar 06, 2023