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July 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
July 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.
July 10, 2014
Governor Corbett Signs Budget that Invests a Record $12 Billion in Education
Spending plan includes Governor’s Ready to Learn Block Grant and Ready to Succeed Scholarship
June 25, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Applauds Pennsylvania for Meeting Requirements of IDEA
June 20, 2014
Governor Corbett Congratulates Eight Pennsylvania School Districts for Receiving Literacy Innovation Awards
Governor Tom Corbett today congratulated eight Pennsylvania school districts for receiving the Keystones to Opportunity Innovation Awards
June 9, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Recognizes Achievement of Fleetwood Area Middle School; Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Fleetwood – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Fleetwood Area Middle School in Fleetwood Area School District, Berks County
June 3, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Recognizes Achievement of Spring Grove Area Intermediate School; Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Spring Grove – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Spring Grove Area Intermediate School in Spring Grove Area School District, York County
May 28, 2014
Governor Corbett, PASSHE Chancellor Frank T. Brogan, Representative Quinn, Postsecondary Education Leaders Advocate for “Ready to Succeed” Scholarship Program
May 28, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Recognizes Achievement of Three Boyertown Area Schools; Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Boyertown – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to three schools in Boyertown Area School District, Berks County
May 23, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Recognizes Achievement of Schuylkill Valley Middle School; Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Ontelaunee Twp. – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Schuylkill Valley Middle School in Schuylkill Valley School District, Berks County.
May 23, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Two Southern Lehigh Schools
Coopersburg – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Southern Lehigh School District, Lehigh County
May 23, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Recognizes Achievement of Two Marple Newtown Schools; Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Newtown Square – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Marple Newtown School District, Delaware County
May 22, 2014
Department of Education Official Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Riverside Middle School
Ellwood City – Chief of Staff to the Acting Secretary of Education David Volkman today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Riverside Middle School in Riverside Beaver County School District, Beaver County.
May 19, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Recognizes Achievement of Penn Cambria Primary School; Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Washington Twp. – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Penn Cambria Primary School in Penn Cambria School District, Cambria County.
May 19, 2014
Department of Education Official Recognizes Academic Achievement of West Hanover Elementary School in Central Dauphin School District
West Hanover Twp. – Chief of Staff to the Acting Secretary of Education David Volkman today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to West Hanover Elementary School in Central Dauphin School District, Dauphin County.
May 19, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Richland Elementary School
Richland Twp. – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Richland Elementary School in Richland School District, Cambria County.
May 19, 2014
Governor Corbett, First Lady Susan Corbett Present Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Three Southern York County Schools
Shrewsbury Twp. – Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to three schools in Southern York County School District, York County.
May 13, 2014
Lt. Governor Cawley Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Three Indiana Area Schools
Indiana – Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to three schools in Indiana Area School District, Indiana County
May 12, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Recognizes Achievement of Two Wayne Highlands Schools; Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Honesdale – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Wayne Highlands School District, Wayne County: Wayne Highlands Middle School and Preston Area School.
May 12, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett Highlights her 'Opening Doors' Anti-Dropout Initiative with a Visit to Harrisburg’s Marshall Middle School Academy
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today visited Marshall Middle School Academy in Harrisburg to learn more about the school’s use of the Early Warning System (EWS) and Intervention Catalog (IC.)
May 9, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett Highlights her 'Opening Doors' Anti-Dropout Initiative with a Visit to Albert Gallatin South Middle School
Point Marion – Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today visited Albert Gallatin South Middle School in Point Marion to learn more about the school’s use of the Early Warning System (EWS) and Intervention Catalog (IC).
May 9, 2014
Governor Corbett, Senator Ward, PASSHE Chancellor Frank T. Brogan, Postsecondary Education Leaders Advocate for “Ready to Succeed” Scholarship Program
Program to benefit middle-income students
May 8, 2014
Deputy Secretary of Education Recognizes Achievement of Five Radnor Township Schools; Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Radnor Twp. – Deputy Secretary of Education Jill Hans today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to five schools in Radnor Township School District, Delaware County
May 8, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett Highlights her 'Opening Doors' Anti-Dropout Initiative with a Visit to Erie's Roosevelt Middle School
Erie – Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today visited Roosevelt Middle School in Erie to learn more about the school's use of an Early Warning System (EWS) to identify students who are at risk of the dropping out.
May 8, 2014
Governor Corbett Highlights Early Learning Investments, Tours Local Childcare Center
Pittsburgh – Governor Tom Corbett today joined early learning advocates and other officials for a tour of the Small World Early Childhood Center II in Pittsburgh, where he reemphasized his commitment to high quality early learning.
May 6, 2014
Governor Corbett, Senator Scarnati Announce $6.5 million in School Safety Grants; Discuss Importance for Students to Learn in a Safe Environment
Announce the recent award of $6.5 million in school safety grants and to discuss the importance of a safe learning environment for students
May 2, 2014
Department of Education Releases 2014-15 Act 1 Referendum Exceptions Report
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Education today released the Report on Referendum Exceptions for School Year 2014-15
May 2, 2014
Governor Corbett Helps Kick Off 2014 K’NEX Student STEM Design Challenge at Harrisburg University
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today joined K’NEX CEO Michael Araten at the 2014 STEM Design Challenge at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to welcome competing students and help to officially kick off the challenge. 
May 1, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett Highlights her ‘Opening Doors’ Anti-Dropout Initiative with a Visit to Lancaster’s Edward Hand Middle School
Lancaster – Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today visited Edward Hand Middle School in Lancaster to learn more about the school’s use of an Early Warning System (EWS) to identify students who are at risk of the dropping out.
May 1, 2014
Lt. Governor Cawley Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to 10 West Chester Area Schools
West Chester – Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to 10 schools in West Chester Area School District, Chester County. 
April 29, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Camp Hill High School
Camp Hill – First Lady Susan Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Camp Hill High School in Camp Hill School District, Cumberland County.
April 25, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett Recognizes Academic Achievement of Mechanicsburg Area High School; Presents School with a Governor’s Award
Mechanicsburg – First Lady Susan Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Mechanicsburg Area High School in Mechanicsburg Area School District, Cumberland County.
April 23, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Two Beaver Area Schools
Beaver – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Beaver Area School District, Beaver County
April 21, 2014
Governor Corbett Advocates STEM Education During Visit to Carnegie Science Center, Highlights Increased Funding for Education in State Budget
Governor Tom Corbett and Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today toured Carnegie Science Center and learned about the high-quality educational programs and exhibits that engage students by connecting science and technology with everyday life.
April 16, 2014
Governor Corbett Visits Reading Area Community College’s Schmidt Training and Technology Center to Address Job Creation Priorities, Workforce Development
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today visited Reading Area Community College (RACC) to further his administration’s workforce development and job training efforts with local employers.
April 14, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Two Springfield Schools
Springfield – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Springfield School District, Delaware County
April 14, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Recognizes Academic Achievement of 11 Downingtown Area Schools
Downingtown – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to 11 schools in Downingtown Area School District, Chester County.
April 11, 2014
Lt. Governor Cawley Recognizes Academic Achievement of Six Council Rock Schools; Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Newtown – Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to six schools in Council Rock School District, Bucks County
April 8, 2014
Governor Corbett Recognizes Academic Achievement of Two Wilson Area Schools; Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Wilson – Governor Tom Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Wilson Area School District, Northampton County.
April 8, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Five State College Area Schools
State College – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to five schools in State College Area School District, Centre County
April 3, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Two Lower Dauphin Schools
Hummelstown – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Lower Dauphin School District, Dauphin County: Lower Dauphin High School and Nye Elementary School.
March 27, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Announces Film Program at State Library
Harrisburg – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced that the State Library of Pennsylvania will host a free screening and discussion of the film “If You Build It” as part of Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue.
March 24, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Three Dallastown Area Schools
Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to three schools in Dallastown Area School District, York County: Loganville-Springfield ES, Leaders Heights ES and Dallastown Area MS
March 24, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Four York Suburban Schools
Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to four schools in York Suburban School District, York County.
March 24, 2014
Governor Corbett Announces Two New Governor’s Schools for Summer 2014
Join existing Carnegie Mellon program and applications now being accepted; current high school juniors encouraged to apply
March 19, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Announces Changes for Pennsylvanians Seeking a GED
March 10, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Three Wilson Schools
West Lawn – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to three schools in Wilson School District: Cornwall Terrance Elementary School, Wilson High School and Shiloh Hills Elem. School.
March 3, 2014
Lt. Governor Cawley Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Two Nazareth Area Schools
Nazareth – Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Nazareth Area School District, Northampton County.
February 21, 2014
Governor Corbett Announces Nominations to Penn State Board of Trustees
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett has announced the nominations of Cliff Benson and Todd Rucci to the Penn State Board of Trustees.
February 21, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Announces $2.6 Million in Safe Schools Targeted Grants
Harrisburg – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced that $2.6 million in competitive grants have been awarded to 110 public schools through the Safe Schools Targeted Grant...
February 11, 2014
Governor Corbett Recognizes Academic Excellence of Three Harbor Creek Schools; Outlines Increase for Education in 2014-15 Budget
Harbor Creek Twp. – Governor Tom Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to three schools in Harbor Creek School District, Erie County.
February 10, 2014
Governor Corbett Recognizes Windber Area Middle School for Academic Excellence; Touts Increase for Education in 2014-15 Budget
Windber – Governor Tom Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Windber Area Middle School in Windber Area School District, Somerset County.
February 6, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett and Acting Secretary of Education Recognize Two Dallas Schools for Academic Excellence
Dallas, Pa. – First Lady Susan Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Wycallis Elementary School and Dallas Elementary School in Dallas School District, Luzerne County.
February 4, 2014
Governor Corbett’s Budget Increases Funding for Education by $387 Million; New Initiatives to Raise Student Achievement
Investments to Ensure Students are Ready to Learn, Ready to Grow and Ready to Succeed
January 30, 2014
Governor Corbett Tours East Pennsboro KinderCare, Announces $10 Million Proposal to Expand Quality Early Learning
Enola – Governor Tom Corbett today previewed a 2014-15 budget proposal that will increase funding in the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program by $10 million, allowing approximately 1,670 additional PA pre-school children to access high-quality early learning
January 30, 2014
Lt. Governor Cawley Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to 22 Central Bucks Schools
Doylestown – Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to 22 schools in Central Bucks School District, Bucks County. 
January 30, 2014
Lt. Governor Cawley Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Six Perkiomen Valley Schools
Collegeville – Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to six schools in Perkiomen Valley School District, Montgomery County.
January 29, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Math Science Academy in Harrisburg
Harrisburg – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Math Science Academy in Harrisburg School District, Dauphin County.
January 28, 2014
Governor Corbett Presents Governor’s Awards to Two Red Lion Area Schools; Previews Education Initiative in Upcoming Budget
Red Lion – Governor Tom Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Red Lion Area School District, York County.
January 27, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett Presents Governor’s Award to Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy in Erie School District
Erie – First Lady Susan Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy in Erie School District, Erie County.
January 27, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett Presents Awards to Two Millcreek Township Schools
Millcreek Twp. – First Lady Susan Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Millcreek Township School District, Erie County.
January 24, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Recognizes Academic Achievement of Five Schools in Manheim Township School District
Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to five schools in Manheim Township School District, Lancaster County.
January 24, 2014
Acting Secretary of Education Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Two Palmyra Area School District Schools
Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to two schools in Palmyra Area School District, Lebanon County.
January 23, 2014
Governor Corbett and Senator Scarnati Announce $3.9 Million in School Resource Officer and School Police Officer Grants; 81 Entities to Share Funding
Harrisburg – Gov. Tom Corbett and Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) today announced that $3.9 million has been awarded to 81 schools and municipalities for the placement of school resource officers and school police officers in schools across Pennsylvania.
January 15, 2014
Governor Corbett, Acting Secretary of Education Recognize Academic Achievement of Nine Schools in Mt. Lebanon School District
Gov. Tom Corbett today presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to nine schools in Mt. Lebanon School District, Allegheny County.
January 15, 2014
Governor Corbett Congratulates Brockway Educator for Being Selected as a Finalist for 2014 National Teacher of the Year
Gov. Tom Corbett today congratulated Ryan Devlin, a teacher in Brockway Area School District, Jefferson County, for being selected as one of four national finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year award.
January 14, 2014
Burrell High School Teacher Awarded 2013 Milken Educator Award, Unrestricted $25,000 Cash Prize
January 13, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett Recognizes Academic Achievement of Mooreland Elementary School in Carlisle
January 10, 2014
Governor Corbett, Acting Secretary of Education Recognize Academic Achievement of Three Schools in Derry Township School District
Pennsylvania public schools with a score of 90 or higher to receive award
January 3, 2014
Department of Education Announces $1.7 Million in Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants, 42 Schools to Share Funding
Harrisburg – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced that 42 schools will share $1.7 million in funding for the purchase of equipment for career and technical education programs.
December 19, 2013
Governor Corbett Lauds Pennsylvania’s $51.7 Million Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Award
Pennsylvania is one of 16 states that applied, one of 6 awarded funding
December 11, 2013
Acting Secretary of Education Announces Updates to School Performance Profile
Federal accountability report and data files now available
December 9, 2013
Governor Corbett Congratulates Delaware County Educator for Earning Pennsylvania’s 2014 Teacher of the Year
Hershey – Governor Tom Corbett today announced Anthony Grisillo, a teacher in the Rose Tree Media School District, Delaware County, as Pennsylvania’s 2014 Teacher of the Year at the Keystone Awards of Excellence event in Hershey.
November 5, 2013
Department of Education Reminds Pennsylvanians of Changes to GED Test Beginning in January 2014
Current Test Takers Must Complete All Parts of Exam by Dec. 31, 2013
October 29, 2013
Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University Accepting Applications for Summer 2014 Program
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is now accepting applications from talented high school juniors for the summer 2014 program, scheduled for June 29 through Aug. 2, 2014.
October 21, 2013
Pedro Ramos Leaving Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission
Harrisburg – Pedro A. Ramos, who has served for two years as Chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, has resigned from the Commission to attend to recent, unexpected news within his family.
October 17, 2013
Acting Secretary of Education Says Hybrid Learning Benefits Students; Highlights Success of First-Year Pilot Program
October 16, 2013
Governor Tom Corbett Announces $45 Million in Funding for the School District of Philadelphia
Funds Will Allow District to Add Teachers, Counselors and Support Staff
October 11, 2013
Philadelphia-Based Solomon Charter School Surrenders Charter to Department of Education
The Board of Trustees of Philadelphia-based Solomon Charter School today voted to surrender its charter to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, said Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn C. Dumaresq.
October 4, 2013
Department of Education Releases 2012-13 School Performance Profile
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Education today released the new School Performance Profile that will show the academic performance of the state’s public schools.
September 12, 2013
State Board of Education Approves New Academic Standards and Revised High School Graduation Requirements
Harrisburg – The State Board of Education today approved revised regulations to update the state’s academic standards and high school graduation requirements.
August 29, 2013
Governor Corbett Announces that Pennsylvania Will Apply for $52.5 Million Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant
Harrisburg – Gov. Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania is eligible and will apply for up to $52.5 million through the federal Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant program.
August 20, 2013
Pennsylvania’s No Child Left Behind Waiver Request Approved by U.S. Department of Education
Adequate Yearly Progress eliminated, improved indicator of academic progress put in place
August 13, 2013
Budget Secretary Issues Statement About $45 Million in State Budget for Philadelphia School District
Harrisburg – Budget Secretary Charles Zogby today issued the following statement about the $45 million that was allocated to the Philadelphia School District in the 2013-14 state budget:
August 8, 2013
Pennsylvania’s Special Education Annual Performance Report and State Performance Plan Now Available
The Pennsylvania Department of Education today announced that the state’s Special Education Annual Performance Report and the State Performance Plan
August 7, 2013
Significant Changes to GED Test Beginning in January 2014
Current Students Must Complete Test by the End of December 2013
August 2, 2013
Federal Income Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price School Lunches to Remain at Current Levels for 2013-14 School Year
The Pennsylvania Department of Education today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk...
August 1, 2013
Governor Corbett Announces $84.5 Million in Pre-K Counts Grants; Nearly 12,000 Pennsylvania Children to Receive Pre-Kindergarten Services
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that $84.5 million will be distributed to qualifying pre-kindergarten programs across Pennsylvania, providing programs and services for nearly 12,000 children.
July 1, 2013
Governor Corbett’s Budget Includes Record $11.63 Billion in State Education Funding, Additional Investments in Pennsylvania’s Children
Harrisburg – Supporting Pennsylvania’s children of all ages, Governor Tom Corbett’s budget provides record education funding and increases funding in early childhood intervention, early learning, childcare subsidies and health insurance enrollment efforts
June 19, 2013
Governor Corbett Issues Statement on Philadelphia School District
Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement on the Philadelphia School District’s financial situation:
June 14, 2013
Governor Corbett Signs Bill to Improve Special Education Funding
Governor Tom Corbett today ceremonially signed legislation that will improve the way special education funds are distributed in Pennsylvania schools.
June 5, 2013
Governor Corbett Announces $345,000 in Grants to 34 Libraries to Enhance Services and Improve Access for Local Communities
May 28, 2013
Governor Corbett Announces $633,000 in Hybrid Learning Grants to 34 School Entities
May 22, 2013
Governor Corbett Announces Historic Agreement Regarding Original Copy of the Bill of Rights
Pennsylvania and the New York Public Library to Share Custody of Document
May 9, 2013
State Agencies Recognize 10 Businesses for Efforts to Keep Pennsylvanians Working
Hershey – Ten employers and training providers today received Governor’s Achievement Awards for outstanding hiring and workforce development success.
May 7, 2013
Corbett Supports Landmark Legislation for Pension Reform
Sen. Brubaker and Rep. Ross Announce Introduction of Senate Bill 922 and House Bill 1350
May 2, 2013
Governor Corbett Announces Finalists for 2014 Teacher of the Year
Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the 12 educators who have been selected as finalists for Pennsylvania’s 2014 Teacher of the Year.
April 30, 2013
Department of Education Releases 2013-14 Referendum Exceptions Report
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Education today released the Report on Referendum Exceptions for School Year 2013-14.
April 25, 2013
Governor Corbett Signs House Bill
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law the following bill:
April 22, 2013
Four Pennsylvania Schools Receive National Green Ribbon Schools Honors, One School District Awarded District Sustainability Award
Gov. Tom Corbett today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has selected four Pennsylvania schools for the national 2013 Green Ribbon Schools award, plus one school district for the District Sustainability Award.
April 12, 2013
Secretary of Education Announces Saturday Hours for State Library
Beginning April 13, Library to be Open Second Saturday of Each Month
April 5, 2013
Governor Corbett, Carnegie Mellon University Announce Acceptance of Students into the Governor’s School for Sciences Summer 2013 Program
April 4, 2013
First Lady Susan Corbett, Department of Education Team Up to Help Struggling Students
Early Warning System Aims to Keep Students on Track to Graduate
April 3, 2013
Governor Corbett, along with Berks County Legislators, Education and Business Leaders, Discuss Passport for Learning Block Grant Program
Governor Tom Corbett today, joined in Reading by members of the General Assembly and local education and business leaders, talked about reinvesting proceeds from the sale of the state liquor store system into an educational block grant for PA's schools.
March 20, 2013
Secretary of Education Tells Committee Governor Corbett’s Digital Learning Proposal Expands Educational Opportunities for Students
March 15, 2013
Secretary of Education Seeks Revocation of Philadelphia-Based Solomon Charter School’s Charter
School is Violation of the State Charter School Law
March 14, 2013
State Board of Education Finalizes Adoption of Pennsylvania Common Core State Academic Standards and High School Graduation Requirements
Changes Usher in Governor Corbett’s Vision for Students to be Prepared for Postsecondary Success
March 13, 2013
Governor Corbett, along with Delaware County Area Business and Education Leaders, Discuss Plan to Get PA out of Liquor Business, $1 Billion Passport for Learning Block Grant Program
Springfield, Delaware County – Governor Tom Corbett today, joined by local business and education leaders, talked about reinvesting $1 billion in proceeds from the sale of the state liquor store system into an educational block grant for PA’s schools.
March 13, 2013
Secretary of Education Encourages Students to Participate in “In Lincoln’s Footsteps” Speech Contest
Deadline for Submissions Extended to April 15, 2013
February 21, 2013
Secretary of Education Nominates Four Schools for Green Ribbon Schools Award, School District for District Sustainability Award
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today sent to the U.S. Department of Education the nomination of four Pennsylvania schools to compete for the Green Schools Award and one school district for the District Sustainability Award.
February 14, 2013
Corbett Administration Announces $3.7 Million in Grants to Public Libraries
Harrisburg – The Corbett administration today announced that more than $3.7 million has been awarded to 15 public libraries across the commonwealth through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund.
February 12, 2013
Governor Corbett, along with Legislators and Education and Business Leaders, Discuss Passport for Learning Block Grant Program
Governor Tom Corbett, joined by members of the General Assembly, along with education and business leaders, talked today about reinvesting proceeds from the sale of the state liquor store system into an educational block grant for Pennsylvania's Schools
February 5, 2013
Governor Corbett Calls for Four-Year, $1 Billion Investment in Schools
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today unveiled his 2013-14 state budget that invests an additional $338.1 million into education and ensures that schools provide student-focused educational programs.
February 1, 2013
University Leaders Thank Governor for Level Funding, Agree to Work at Keeping Tuition Increases Low for Pennsylvania Students
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett, joined by a dozen leaders of state universities, announced today that the proposed 2013-14 budget will maintain funding levels for state and state-related universities.
February 1, 2013
Department of Education Releases List of Low-Achieving Schools
As required by law, the Department of Education today published the list of low-achieving schools in which students, who live within the schools’ boundaries, may be eligible to apply for a scholarship through the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program
January 30, 2013
Governor Corbett Discusses Liquor Privatization Plan in Philadelphia, Highlighting Consumer Choice, Convenience; $1 Billion Proceeds to Education
Philadelphia – Governor Tom Corbett was in Philadelphia today continuing to promote his plan to privatize the liquor system in Pennsylvania and his commitment to the $1 billion in proceeds from the process going to education funding.
January 29, 2013
Secretary of Education Lauds Three Lancaster County School Districts for Innovative, Student-Focused Program
Landisville –Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today applauded Hempfield, Manheim Township and Penn Manor school districts for working together to provide an innovative, online educational program, known as Open Campus PA, for their high school students.
January 28, 2013
Secretary of Education Denies Charters to Eight Cyber Charter School Applicants for 2013-14 School Year
Harrisburg – Citing significant deficiencies in curriculum, finance and overall operations, Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today denied eight cyber charter school applications for the 2013-14 school year.
January 15, 2013
Secretary of Education Announces $1.64 Million in Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced that 31 grants, totaling $1.64 million, have been awarded to 25 career and technical education programs through the Career and Technical Education Equipment Grant program.
January 15, 2013
Governor Corbett Announces Re-opening of Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University; Encourages High School Juniors to Apply
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced the re-opening of the Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for the summer 2013 session.
December 14, 2012
Secretary of Education Announces $479,513 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced that $479,513 has been awarded to 37 public schools through the Safe Schools Targeted Grant to establish and implement programs to prevent and reduce incidents of violence.
December 13, 2012
Secretary of Education Declares York City School District in Moderate Financial Recovery, Appoints Chief Recovery Officer
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today declared York City School District, York County, in Moderate Financial Recovery and appointed David G. Meckley as the district’s chief recovery officer.
December 13, 2012
Secretary of Education Declares Harrisburg City School District in Financial Recovery, Names Chief Recovery Officer
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today declared Harrisburg City School District, Dauphin County, in Moderate Financial Recovery and named Gene G. Veno as the district’s chief recovery officer.
December 4, 2012
Jefferson County Educator Named Pennsylvania’s 2013 Teacher of the Year
2012 Milken Educator Award Winner and Blue Ribbon Schools also recognized
November 29, 2012
Shaler North Hills Library Receives 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Harrisburg – Shaler North Hills Library in Glenshaw, Allegheny County, was one of 10 recipients across the country to recently receive the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
November 27, 2012
Gateway School District Educator Wins 2012 Milken Educator Award
Monroeville – Jennifer Hoffner-Turkowski, a teacher at University Park Elementary School in Allegheny County, was surprised this morning with a presentation of the 2012 Milken Educator Award and $25,000.
November 20, 2012
PA Awarded $6.5 Million Grant to Help Students with Disabilities
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been awarded a $6.5 million federal grant to provide professional development for educators who provide special education services to students with disabilities.
November 16, 2012
Education Secretary Declares Duquesne City School District in Financial Recovery, Appoints Chief Recovery Officer
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today declared Duquesne City School District, Allegheny County, in financial recovery and appointed Paul B. Long as the district’s chief recovery officer.
September 21, 2012
Secretary of Education Announces 2011-12 PSSA Results
Results reflect actual student performance; investigation of 2009, 2010 and 2011 exams impact statewide scores
August 21, 2012
Education Secretary Highlights Need for Education and Manufacturing Sectors to Work Together
Hanover - Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today visited McClarin Plastics in Hanover to highlight the education recommendations contained in a report issued by Governor Tom Corbett’s Manufacturing Advisory Council.
August 17, 2012
Education Secretary Names Chief Recovery Officer for Chester Upland School District
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today named Joe Watkins as chief recovery officer of the Chester Upland School District, Delaware County.
August 7, 2012
Pennsylvania Meets Federal Requirements for Individuals with Disabilities
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania has met the highest level rating possible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the U.S. Department of Education has determined.
August 3, 2012
Public and Nonpublic School Leaders Encouraged to Open Doors to Students Trapped in Low-Achieving Schools
Harrisburg – All of Pennsylvania’s high-quality public and nonpublic schools are invited to sign up to be a receiving school as part of the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program.
August 1, 2012
Ten Schools to Share $6.9 Million in Federal Funds to Initiate Reform
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the award of $6.9 million in federal School Improvement Grants to 10 of Pennsylvania’s lowest-performing schools.
July 25, 2012
Department of Education Releases List of Low-Achieving Schools
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Education today published the list of low-achieving schools.
July 12, 2012
Two Pennsylvania Students Take Seats on State Board of Education
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the induction of the State Board of Education’s newest student representatives, Emily Clark and Kevin Bates.
July 11, 2012
Education Secretary Announces $19.78 Million Awarded to Enhance Academic Opportunities for At-Risk Students
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the 61 awardees that will receive a total of $19.78 million as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Challenge Grant.
July 9, 2012
Four More Cyber Charter Schools to Open in the 2012-13 School Year
Harrisburg – Four cyber charter schools have been authorized to open in the 2012-13 school year, bringing the total number of cyber charters schools operating in Pennsylvania to 17.
July 5, 2012
Philadelphia-Based Frontier Virtual Charter High School Surrenders Charter, Agrees to Terminate Operations
Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced that the Board of Trustees of Philadelphia-based Frontier Virtual Charter High School has voted to voluntarily surrender its charter.
June 30, 2012
Governor Corbett Enacts Landmark School Reforms, Increases Funding
Harrisburg – Delivering on his commitment to reform Pennsylvania’s public school system, Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law legislation that will bring sweeping changes to improve the quality of the state’s education system.
June 11, 2012
Education Department Reminds Families of Free Summer Meal Program
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Education today kicked off Summer Food Awareness Week, June 11-15, by reminding families of the services provided by the Summer Food Service Program.
May 24, 2012
First Lady Susan Corbett, Education Secretary Tomalis Honor 2012 Migrant Education Graduates
Harrisburg – First Lady Susan Corbett and Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today recognized 110 students during the 2012 Migrant Education Graduation Ceremony at the State Museum in Harrisburg.
May 23, 2012
Pennsylvania Awards $36.1 Million to Strengthen Literacy Programs
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced that more than $36.1 million in federal funding has been awarded to 56 local education agencies to support literacy programs for students from birth through 12th grade.
May 11, 2012
Pennsylvania Names Finalists for Teacher of the Year Award
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the names of the 12 finalists for Pennsylvania’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.
May 10, 2012
State Board of Education Considers Changes to Graduation Requirements
Harrisburg – The State Board of Education today unanimously voted to consider amending several regulations regarding high school graduation requirements.
April 23, 2012
Four Pennsylvania Schools Earn National Green Ribbon Schools Honors
Harrisburg – Four Pennsylvania schools have earned national 2012 Green Ribbon Schools awards, Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis announced today.
April 19, 2012
Pennypacker Fellowship Program to Announce Grant Recipients
Harrisburg – The Pennypacker Fellowship Scholars-in-Residence Program will announce this year’s grant recipients at noon on Friday, April 20th.
April 17, 2012
Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists Selected
Harrisburg – The Department of Education today announced 39 teachers have been selected as semi-finalists for Pennsylvania’s 2013 Teacher of the Year award.
April 2, 2012
Department of Education Releases 2012-13 Referendum Exceptions Report
Harrisburg – The Department of Education today released the Report on Referendum Exceptions for School Year 2012-13.
March 22, 2012
Four Pennsylvania Schools Nominated for National Green Ribbon Award
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today nominated four Pennsylvania schools to compete for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award.
February 28, 2012
New Website Details Governor Corbett’s Proposed $338.1 Million Funding Increase for School Districts
Harrisburg – The Department of Education today launched a new website that clearly explains the increases in state taxpayer funding that school districts will receive under Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed 2012-13 state budget.
February 7, 2012
Governor Corbett's Education Budget Provides Flexibility, Accountability
Harrisburg - Governor Tom Corbett today outlined his 2012-13 budget, continuing his call to reform the education system by providing financial flexibility to local school districts, while ensuring the accountability of teachers and school leaders.
January 19, 2012
Department of Education Awards $64.4 Million to Promote Academic Achievement and Assist At-Risk Students in High-Poverty Schools
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the 57 schools and organizations that will receive a total of $64.4 million as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Challenge Grant.
December 29, 2011
Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2012-13 Pennypacker Fellowship Program
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries, within the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 Pennypacker Fellowship Program.
December 23, 2011
Governor Corbett Announces $41.3 Million Federal Education Grant
Harrisburg - Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania has been awarded $41,326,299 under the federally-funded “Race to the Top” grant program.
December 6, 2011
Centre County Educator Named Pennsylvania’s 2012 Teacher of the Year
Hershey - Education Secretary Ron Tomalis last night announced the 2012 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, as well as recognized the 2011 Milken Educator Award winner and 14 Blue Ribbon Schools during the Keystone Awards of Excellence banquet in Hershey.
October 25, 2011
Governor Corbett Commends Lawmakers for Education Reform Work
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett is pleased to see legislative movement on the important issue of education reform and commends the Senate Education Committee on today’s vote.
October 20, 2011
Governor Corbett Nominates Feather Houstoun to Philadelphia School Reform Commission
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he has nominated Feather O’Connor Houstoun to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.
October 11, 2011
Governor Corbett Outlines Agenda for Education Reform
York - Governor Tom Corbett today outlined his agenda for education reform in Pennsylvania.
October 4, 2011
Education Secretary Congratulates Pittsburgh Public School Teacher for Earning 2011 Milken Educator Award
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today congratulated Steven Scoville, an 11th- and 12th-grade Advanced Placement Physics teacher at Brashear High School.
September 29, 2011
Department of Education Announces Results of 2011 PSSA Exams
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Education today released the results of the 2011 Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA) administered in the spring.
September 21, 2011
More Than 100 Entities Sign Up to Participate in Teacher and Principal Evaluation Pilot Program
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced that 104 K-12 entities have signed-up to participate in the new teacher and principal evaluation pilot program.
September 15, 2011
Three Pennsylvania School Districts Receive Healthier US School Challenge Awards
Harrisburg - Ten schools in the Commonwealth have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their dedication to serving healthy choices for school lunch and encouraging students to participate in physical activity.
September 12, 2011
Pennsylvania Awarded College Access Challenge Grant to Prepare Students
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania has received more than $3.9 million from the federally funded College Access Challenge Grant Program.
September 2, 2011
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Champion Award Presented to Three Summer Food Service Programs in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg-Three Pennsylvania Summer Food Service Programs have received the Summer Champion Award.
August 23, 2011
Education Secretary Announces $66 Million Awarded to Reform
Harrisburg - Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the award of $66 million in federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) to 26 of Pennsylvania's lowest-performing schools - representing only a fraction of schools eligible for the funds.
August 19, 2011
State Department of Education Meets Requirements of IDEA
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania has earned the highest level possible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the U.S. Department of Education has determined.
July 28, 2011
Finalists for Pennsylvania's 2012 Teacher off the Year Announced
Harrisburg - Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the names of the 12 finalists for the state's 2012 Teacher of the Year.
July 20, 2011
State Board of Education Adopts Cut Scores for Keystone Exams
July 15, 2011
Department of Education Announces Website for Families to Locate Summer Meal Program Sites
Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania Department of Education today announced the availability of a website to help low-income families find a summer meal location for their children.
July 1, 2011
Secretary of Education Announces Governor Corbett’s Investment in Education
Harrisburg - Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the funding allocation for education in the 2011-12 state budget.
June 30, 2011
Governor Corbett Signs Budget, Cutting Spending, Without Tax Increases
Harrisburg-Gov. Tom Corbett today signed the 2011-12 budget which cuts government spending, does not raise taxes, includes property tax reform, and restores common sense to the state spending process.
June 2, 2011
Department of Education's Principal Leadership Program Helps Students Achieve, Study Says
Harrisburg - A new study shows Pennsylvania's ongoing executive development program for school principals is producing significant gains in student achievement, Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis an announced today.
June 1, 2011
Secretary Tomalis Honors 2011 Migrant Education Graduates
Harrisburg –Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today recognized 115 students during the 2011 Migrant Education Graduation Ceremony at the State Museum in Harrisburg.

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