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08/05/2019

Education Secretary Visits Spring Grove Area School District on Schools That Teach Tour

Harrisburg, PA - State Education Secretary Pedro Rivera met with Spring Grove Area School District administrators today, as they prepare for the 2019-20 school year. During the visit Rivera provided the staff with updates to education policy, as well as talked about the achievements schools, students, and the state have made in ensuring equity, transparency, and expanding opportunities for students around the state.

“I always appreciate meeting with educators as they plan and prepare for the new school year,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “There is a great energy and enthusiasm for kicking off the upcoming school year with a strong start and remembering the accomplishments of the past several years can help set the tone for what we can achieve together moving forward.”

Rivera noted the state’s accomplishments over the past several years include launching the Future Ready PA Index, a public-facing, one-stop location for comprehensive information and data on student and school success; creating a clinical residency grant program, to support innovative teacher and school leader preparation programs designed to expand, diversify, and strengthen the commonwealth’s educator workforce, and becoming a national leader in STEM and computer science education by implementing Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative to expand access to high-quality computer science in schools across Pennsylvania.

Through the Schools That Teach Initiative Rivera and other Wolf Administration leaders have visited hundreds of schools and engaged with thousands of educators and students since 2015.

View a Google map of all tour stops.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, please visit the Department of Education’s website or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

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