Adult basic education programs funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE), provide a full range of instructional services that address the needs of educationally disadvantaged adults.
Career and Technical Education
Pennsylvania’s commitment to developing an educated workforce is evidenced in our dedication to career and technical education. We provide training and education for individuals ages 14 and up, as well as for business and industry partners.
Charter Schools are self-managed public schools that are approved by local school districts. Cyber charter schools are approved by the PA Department of Education. They are created and controlled by parents, teachers, community leaders, and colleges or universities. Charter schools operate free from many educational mandates, except for those concerning nondiscrimination, health and safety and accountability. Charter Schools offer alternatives in education using strategies that may save money and improve student performance.
Coaching in PA
Instructional coaching is one model of professional development that has shown potential to improve the knowledge, skill, and practice of teachers. A key component of initiatives focused on reading, mathematics, and 21st century development in Pennsylvania, instructional coaching is intended to foster in participating schools collaborative learning communities that promote a collective responsibility to improving student achievement across the Commonwealth.
Comprehensive Planning (Formally eStrategic Planning)
Comprehensive Planning is a single, streamlined, yet systemic, comprehensive planning process and plan management system for LEAs and schools within the Commonwealth.