The Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators strives to promote excellence in career and technical education through leadership, advocacy and service.

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2020 Summer Leadership Conference

Posted on July 01, 2020

Summer Leadership Conference Career and Technical Education:  Leadership for Success July 30, 2020 Now Virtual! Strategic Leadership ●Leadership for Learning ●Community Leadership ●Systems Leadership Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of ...   Read More

PA School Reopening Task Force Report

Posted on June 18, 2020

  As school districts draft plans to return students safely to their classrooms this fall, a new report offers a framework of insights drawn from the expertise of more than 150 representatives of several prominent Pennsylvania education associations. The report is the culmination of work that began in early May when eight education associations came together to form a task force for ...   Read More

Summer Leadership Conference Career and Technical Education:CANCELED

Posted on June 01, 2020

ON-SITE CONFERENCE CANCELED Summer Leadership Conference Career and Technical Education: Leadership for Success July 29-31, 2020 Nittany Lion Inn, State College Refunds will be granted Please contact Jackie Cullen at jackie@pacareertech.org or 717-761-3381 to request a refund   PACTA will be offering a Virtual Leadership Conference July 29-30, ...   Read More

Membership Meeting COVID-19

Posted on April 24, 2020

Membership Meeting Remember to preregister at the link below COVID-19 Update via Zoom April 27, 2020 1:00 PM   Participants: PACTA Members Date: Monday, April 27, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM Participation Information:   You must register in advance for this meeting ...   Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - April 15, 2020

Posted on April 17, 2020

Colleague,   It has been roughly four weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented change to our school communities, including building closures, transitions to distance learning, and the cancellation of traditional year-end activities. Over that time, I’ve been moved by the tireless efforts of school leaders across the state to ensure students and families continue to be ...   Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - April 10, 2020

Posted on April 12, 2020

 Colleague,  In an effort to help you navigate our commonwealth’s extended school closure, PDE is committed to providing you with ongoing information related your LEA’s operations. Today, we’ve made several updates to the guidance on our COVID-19 website related to:  Professional employee evaluations for the 2019-2020 academic year Federal ...   Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - April 9, 2020

Posted on April 11, 2020

Colleague, This morning, I issued an order under Act 13 of 2020 to close all public schools through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, as defined by the local school calendar. Additionally, Governor Wolf is ordering all K-12 schools and programs, public and private, to be closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, Head Start Supplemental ...   Read More

COVID 19 School Closure FAQs & ACT 13

Posted on April 02, 2020

The following are links for updated Frequently Asked Questions from the P-GROUP related to school closure: COVID-19 School Closure FAQs ACT 13 FAQs 4-2-20. If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact Jackie at jackie@pacareertech.org or John at john@pacareertech.org . Stay safe and strong!    Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - March 31, 2020

Posted on March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020   Dear Colleague,   Yesterday, Governor Wolf announced that all schools will remain closed until further notice as we work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all Pennsylvanians.   We, at PDE, want to thank you for your patience, continued leadership and steadfast service to your communities through these uncertain ...   Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - March 27, 2020

Posted on March 28, 2020

March 27, 2020 Watch a video message from Secretary RiveraOpens In A New Window Colleague, The past few weeks have presented school communities with circumstances beyond imagination. With no precedent from our lifetimes to work from, you’ve overcome so much while continuing to serve students, staff, and families. Thank you for your courage, commitment, and perseverance. As such, I’m ...   Read More

Upcoming Events

  • Fall Workshops - TBD September 17, 2020 VIRTUAL
  • Cooperative Education Conference (co-sponsored with PCEA) October 20, 2020 VIRTUAL
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