HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that it has launched a new Pinterest page aimed at providing educational resources to students, teachers, and parents.
"By engaging students, families, and educators digitally, the Department is using new and innovative ways to meet communities where they are," said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. "Pinterest is a powerful planning tool that provides significant value to users. The Department is proud to offer this new platform to residents of the commonwealth, and hopes that Pennsylvanians will engage with the helpful resources provided."
The Pinterest page, operating under the handle @PADeptOfEd, will include both original and shared content on boards including, STEM, Music, Art, Reading and Writing, Fitness, College & Career Readiness, Food and Nutrition, Physical Fitness, Educational Apps, Driver Safety, Classroom Ideas, Resources, Crafts, Summer Reading, Back to School, and Quotable Quotes.
The addition of a Pinterest page to the Department's evolving digital and social media strategy complements the achievements reached over the past two years. Under the guidance of the Wolf Administration, PDE has secured historic education funding increases, improved access and equity under the Basic Education Funding Formula, made visits to schools across the state on the Schools That Teach tour, broadened graduation requirements, and earned federal recognition for its work on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Education