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Jan 21, 2016, 12:55 ET

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Convenes Accountability & Achievement Roundtable in York

 Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera facilitated the second in a series of education roundtables at York City School District's...

Jan 12, 2016, 16:10 ET

Wolf Administration Launches Education Accountability & Achievement Tour

Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera met with education stakeholders at a roundtable at the Greater Johnstown Area Senior High School today to...

Jan 07, 2016, 10:01 ET

Pennsylvania Completes Listening Tour for $188 Million Quality Child Care Grant

Officials from Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning recently completed a listening tour to engage and listen to...

Dec 21, 2015, 14:35 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Education Embraces Season of Giving

 Employees of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) this holiday season collected household goods and personal items to aid 22...

Dec 16, 2015, 16:08 ET

Pennsylvania Education Secretary Rivera Responds To Release Of National Graduation Rate Data

Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education's (USDE)...

Dec 09, 2015, 12:52 ET

Pennsylvania State Department of Education Responds to Congressional Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act

Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said he is encouraged by many of the measures included in the Every Student...

Dec 07, 2015, 12:40 ET

Pennsylvania Names Northern Lebanon Educator Rebecca Foxwell as 2016 Teacher of the Year

 Today, State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera joined educators from around Pennsylvania at the SAS Institute in Hershey where teacher...

Nov 20, 2015, 11:46 ET

Pennsylvania Secretaries Cortés and Rivera named among 2015 Delaware Valley's Most Influential Latinos

 Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera and Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés have been named among the 2015 Delaware...

Nov 20, 2015, 10:33 ET

At Pennsylvania State Board of Education Meeting, Secretary Rivera Introduces Proposed Changes to Immunization Regulations

 At a meeting of the State Board of Education yesterday, Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera introduced proposed...

Nov 05, 2015, 10:01 ET

Departments of Health and Education Propose Changes to Pennsylvania's School Immunization Requirements

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera today announced plans by the departments to revise the immunization...

Nov 04, 2015, 10:29 ET

PA Department of Education Releases 2015 School Performance Profile Scores and Keystone Exam Results

2015 School Performance Profile scores and Keystone Exam results were released to the public by the department Wednesday, Secretary of Education...

Oct 29, 2015, 10:59 ET

Student Performance on National Assessment of Educational Progress Indicates Pa. Outperforming National Averages

State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera announced today that student performance on the recently released National Assessment of Education...

Sep 29, 2015, 12:16 ET

Department of Education Releases Results From New PA Core-Aligned Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)

State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera announced today that the department has released the results of the 2015 administration of the...

Sep 14, 2015, 15:30 ET

Secretary Rivera Makes "Schools That Teach" Stop at Columbia Borough School District

 Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera continued his "Schools That Teach" tour today in Lancaster County, meeting with administrators in the...

Sep 10, 2015, 09:25 ET

Secretary of Education Introduces Governor's STEM Competition: Improving Pennsylvania through STEM; Open to PA High School Students

Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today announced the opening of the Governor's 2016 STEM Competition, this year named "Improving Pennsylvania...

Sep 09, 2015, 12:42 ET

PA Secretaries Dallas and Rivera Discuss Importance of Early Education with Community Innovation Zone Grantee

 Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas and Department of Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera today visited Downey Elementary School...

Sep 08, 2015, 10:52 ET

Pennsylvania's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Waiver Receives Federal Approval

 Governor Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has approved Pennsylvania's Elementary and Secondary...

Aug 25, 2015, 16:15 ET

Secretary Rivera Talks Education Funding with Halifax Area School District at Schools that Teach Stop

 The statewide "Schools That Teach" tour continued today as Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera stopped by Halifax Area School District in...

Aug 25, 2015, 12:28 ET

Governor Wolf and Secretary Rivera Announce $23.5 Million in School Improvement Grants for Nine Pa. Schools

 Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today announced that nine schools across the commonwealth will receive a combined...

Aug 18, 2015, 14:40 ET

Wolf Administration, Chester Upland Receiver Propose Bold Financial Turnaround Plan For District

 Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera and Chester Upland School District Receiver, Dr. Francis V. Barnes,...