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Supporting Excellent Educators 

Why is this important
PDE is committed to providing all students in the commonwealth with access to effective educators who continuously grow and improve their professional competency and practice. To this end, it is important to pay attention to educator development, retention and advancement.
Pennsylvania currently has several robust initiatives designed to support effective school and district leaders, and has proposed new initiatives under ESSA as well.
Revisions to the final proposed plan: 
  • Added language clarifying that ESSA provides increased flexibility for states and LEAs to leverage available Title II, Part A funding to support the recruitment, preparation, induction, and ongoing development of teachers, principals, and other education leaders, with a particular focus on meeting the needs of vulnerable students
  • Added description of PDE initiatives to improve preparation of educators to teach in high need schools and communities
  • Added a description of the materials, supports and resources available to Pennsylvania educators through the online Standards Aligned System (SAS) Portal
Read more about Supporting Excellent Educators in Section 5 of the Pennsylvania ESSA Consolidated State Plan.