HARRISBURG – A public hearing was held by the PA Senate Education Committee on proposed K-12 education reforms. The hearing was the first of three this month to hear suggestions and recommendations on how K-12 education in PA can be improved. Committee Chairman, Lancaster County Sen. Scott Martin said with over $14 billion spent annually on public education in the state and nearly $8 billion more this in federal COVID-19 funding, we need to be evaluating how we invest  these precious dollars on our most precious resource – our children. The panel heard a wide variety of perspectives from state education officials, special education, charter schools and cyber charter schools, parents, students, private schools, public school administrators, and financial managers. The next hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 19.