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Release Date: 09/12/2014
Pennsylvania Earns ''A'' for Academic Achievement in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Report
One of 10 states to receive high marks for success; pension costs continue to burden taxpayers
Release Date: 09/08/2014
Governor Corbett Calls on State Board of Education to Conduct a Public Review of Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards
Continued review of Pennsylvania’s English language arts and mathematics content
Release Date: 09/02/2014
First Lady and Acting Secretary of Education Announce 35 Schools Statewide Implementing Dropout Program
Tool is Part of the First Lady’s Opening Doors Initiative
Release Date: 08/19/2014
Governor Corbett Unveils New, Web-Based Resource for Pennsylvania’s Students, Teachers and Parents
Commonwealth Launches Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U
Release Date: 08/11/2014
Governor Corbett Announces Expanding Excellence School Mentoring Grant Program
Initiative encourages partnerships among schools to increase student achievement
Release Date: 08/07/2014
Governor Corbett Announces $21 Million in School Improvement Grants for Nine Schools
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that nine public schools will share $21 million in federal School Improvement Grant funding.
Release Date: 08/04/2014
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 exam expiring on Jan. 1, 2014.
Release Date: 07/16/2014
Governor Corbett and Team PA Announce $450,000 for Governor’s Schools of Excellence in Summer 2015
Governor Tom Corbett and Team Pennsylvania Foundation (Team PA) President and CEO Laura Williams today announced that $450,000 in funding through Team PA has been secured for the three Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools of Excellence
Release Date: 07/11/2014
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 eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2014 through June 2015.