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May 08, 2015, 11:20 ET

State Library to Feature Exhibit and Lecture on Pa.'s Covered Bridges

The State Library of Pennsylvania will unveil an exhibit this week to showcase the Commonwealth's picturesque and historically important covered...

May 01, 2015, 12:42 ET

Acting Secretary Rivera Congratulates PA's Semifinalists for Presidential Scholars Program

Acting Secretary Pedro Rivera today offered his congratulations to the 17 semifinalists for the 2015 Presidential Scholars Program from...

Apr 23, 2015, 13:52 ET

Two PA Schools Earn Spots on U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools List

Acting Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera is congratulating Charles F. Patton Middle School in Chester County and Northampton...

Apr 10, 2015, 15:35 ET

Acting Education Secretary Applauds Student Scientists

Acting Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today congratulated four Pennsylvania students who were selected to showcase their science projects...

Apr 08, 2015, 15:10 ET

Acting Secretary Rivera Announces Finalists for 2016 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year

Acting Secretary Pedro Rivera announced today the 12 finalists for the 2016 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. "As a former educator, I am proud to...

Mar 03, 2015, 13:42 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf's Budget Makes Historic Investment in Education

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that his 2015-16 Executive Budget will put Pennsylvania back on the path to success and help rebuild the middle...

Feb 10, 2015, 14:57 ET

Pennsylvania Receives $24.3 Million Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Award

 The Wolf Administration announced today that the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) will receive a $24.3 million grant to...

Nov 13, 2014, 15:32 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Education's Standards Review Website Now Includes Eligible Content for Grades Three to Eight, Algebra I and Literature

The Department of Education today announced that the website for the public to provide feedback on the Pennsylvania Standards is fully populated...

Nov 06, 2014, 13:59 ET

Acting Secretary of Education Announces Results of 2013-14 School Performance Profile; Strong Performance in 72 Percent of Schools

 Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced the results of the 2013-14 School Performance Profile –...

Sep 26, 2014, 14:33 ET

Corbett Administration Approves More Than $21.6 Million in Reimbursement for Construction Projects in 41 Pennsylvania Schools

Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced that more than $21.6 million has been approved for reimbursement of construction...

Sep 22, 2014, 11:30 ET

Acting Secretary of Education Announces Flexible Instructional Days Pilot Program for Pennsylvania Schools

Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced that a Flexible Instructional Days pilot program is available to schools across the...

Aug 11, 2014, 15:02 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Expanding Excellence School Mentoring Grant Program

Governor Tom Corbett today announced that the Department of Education is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Governor's Expanding Excellence...

Aug 04, 2014, 15:54 ET

Acting Secretary of Education Provides Update on Progress of the GED

Earlier this year, Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq announced changes to the process of receiving a GED as a result of the 2002 GED...

Jul 11, 2014, 13:59 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Education Announces Federal Income Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals and Free Milk for 2014-15 School Year

The Pennsylvania Department of Education today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released federal income...

Jun 24, 2014, 16:47 ET

Acting Secretary of Education Applauds Pennsylvania for Meeting Requirements of IDEA

Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education's determination...

May 02, 2014, 12:20 ET

Department of Education Releases 2014-15 Act 1 Referendum Exceptions Report

The Pennsylvania Department of Education today released the Report on Referendum Exceptions for School Year 2014-15, which provides detailed...

Mar 19, 2014, 15:16 ET

Acting Secretary of Education Announces Changes for Pennsylvanians Seeking a GED

Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced that the Department of Education is currently finalizing the process for those...

Feb 21, 2014, 15:00 ET

Acting Secretary of Education Announces $2.6 Million in Safe Schools Targeted Grants

Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced that $2.6 million in competitive grants have been awarded to 110 public schools...

Jan 14, 2014, 11:15 ET

Burrell High School Teacher Awarded 2013 Milken Educator Award, Unrestricted $25,000 Cash Prize

Meghan Nese, a teacher at Burrell High School in Burrell School District, Westmoreland County, was surprised this morning as Pennsylvania's 2013...

Jan 03, 2014, 11:00 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Education Announces $1.7 Million in Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants, 42 Schools to Share Funding

Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced that 42 schools will share $1.7 million in funding for the purchase of equipment for...