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Standards Aligned System

The Standards Aligned System (SAS), developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a comprehensive, researched-based resource to improve student achievement. SAS identifies six elements that impact student achievement: Standards, Assessments, Curriculum Framework, Instruction, Materials & Resources, and Safe and Supportive Schools. Schools and educators across Pennsylvania are supported in their efforts to implement SAS by the development of a state-of-the-art portal.

Promoting Intentional Equity:  Equitable Practices Hub

Promoting Intentional Equity: Equitable Practices Hub

In Pennsylvania, equity has been defined as "every student having access to the educational resources and rigor they need at the right moment in their education across race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, family background and/or family income" (CCSSO).  Additionally, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has noted that "to do their best, students must feel safe at school. A healthy and safe environment can help students thrive, and every student, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression should be provided the opportunity to learn - free from discrimination, fear, or harassment."

PDE has created an Equitable Practices Hub to establish a coherent collection of resources that an educational community may use in promoting intentional equity in its community.

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Oct, 27, 2020

Apply for the 2021 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence!

The Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence is open to any Pennsylvan...

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Oct, 20, 2020

PA Schools for Tomorrow Proactive Planning Past the Pandemic

PDE is excited to announce a Distance Learning Series in collaboration with...

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Oct, 12, 2020

Teacher of the Year on Hold but Excellence in the Classroom Continues

While the Teacher of the Year selection process is on hold for one year, we...

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