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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

Message from the Secretary of Education - March 23, 2020

Posted on March 23, 2020

Dear Colleague, This afternoon (March 23, 2020), Governor Wolf will issue a stay-at-home order for seven counties in Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia). Under Governor Wolf’s order, personnel at our educational entities in all 67 counties who are providing life-sustaining services, including, but not limited to: administration, food ...   Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - March 20, 2020

Posted on March 23, 2020

Good afternoon, We just updated our School Closure Guidance page to include more information on a variety of important topics. School Closure Guidance and additional resources are available on our website: education.pa.gov/COVID19. Additionally, the following statement was issued last evening (March 19, 2020) to provide clarification regarding essential staff involved in ...   Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - March 19, 2020

Posted on March 23, 2020

March 19, 2020   Dear Colleague,   Later today, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will be announcing a cancellation of statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. This cancellation includes the PSSA, PASA, and Keystone Exams.   We understand that during these unprecedented circumstances, school communities across the state are ...   Read More

PACTA CALENDAR FOR 2019-2020

Posted on March 23, 2020

The updated PACTA 2019-2020 Calendar is available CLICK HERE to download your copy. Note: The following dates have been added to the calendar:               Date and Location of Spring PIL sessions              Date for Spring State Policy Seminar and Legislative Visits, Executive Committee  ...   Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - March 16, 2020

Posted on March 17, 2020

March 16, 2020 Good afternoon,  The most recent COVID-19 School Closure Guidance and additional resources are available on our website: education.pa.gov/COVID19.  Our school guidance page includes information previously released on March 14 and March 15, as well as information on new topics.  The next update will be released on Wednesday, ...   Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - March 6, 2020

Posted on March 12, 2020

March 6, 2020 Message from the Secretary of Education, It has certainly been an eventful few day across the commonwealth and nation as we all prepare and contemplate the potential impacts of the coronavirus in our personal and professional spaces. I know this has not been an easy time to be a school leader and am sensitive to the impact I know this is having on your day to day work at the ...   Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - February 28, 2020

Posted on March 12, 2020

February 28, 2020   Message from the Secretary of Education,   You are likely aware of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, that has become prevalent in other countries around the world. I’d like to provide an update of what has been done to prepare, in the event an outbreak occurs in Pennsylvania, and where you can access additional information.   Earlier this ...   Read More

Message from the Secretary of Education - March 18, 2020

Posted on March 01, 2020

Good morning, As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, I want to take a moment to thank you and the dedicated members of your team for every aspect of response you have been engaged in related to the COVID-19 mitigation efforts as you support your staff, kids, and families through this time. As a department, we are working to remove as many barriers as we can to make sure you are ...   Read More

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