Pennsylvania Department of Education Information

PDE Updates

Updates to Act 13 – Educator Effectiveness in Pennsylvania

Educator Effectiveness in Pennsylvania (Google Slides – updated 8.17.21)

Student Performance Measure Template for Music Educators (Word Document – updated 8.17.21) – This template is an example and a starting point for music educators as they use the Student Performance Measure form starting in the 2021-22 school year.

View a webinar about updates to Act 13 on the PMEA Webinar Page (PMEA Member Login Required)

PA Career Ready Skills Alignment

PA Career Ready Skills PA Arts Alignment

The purpose of this document is help teachers make connections between the PA Career Readiness Continuum and the PA Arts and Humanities standards. Using this document will support teaching of arts workforce development as well as social-emotional learning skills.

New Resources Available for Educators

We are pleased to announce two new resources available to educators from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Division of Certification Services.

  1. For individuals interested in teaching in Pennsylvania, the Certification section of PDE’s website now contains an interactive resource called Career Opportunities for educators to search by county to locate hiring or human resource information for Local Education Agencies (LEAs). The purpose of this resource is to aid future educators in their search for vacancies in Pennsylvania schools. You will find the link to the webpage in the Resources box on the Certification main page.

NOTE: LEAs, please review this resource to verify your contact information. If you find any issues with the information for your entity, contact us at and we will update your information.

  1. A new resource for recent graduates in education, Navigating the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) for New Education Graduates, is now available in the Certification section of the PDE website. This short informative video guides graduates through applying in TIMS for certification. You will find a link to the video on the Information and Updates


ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)

Pennsylvania Arts Education Network

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Flyer

ESSA and the Arts Resources

Student Achievement

 Pennsylvania Arts Education Flyer 

SLO (Student Learning Objectives)

Arts Integration

Arts Education Data

Access to Arts Education in PA

Other Helpful Information:


The following url has a lot of embedded links for arts integration. I clicked on quite a few and found lesson plans an advocacy/research articles, and thought others might also find some of these things useful. Please take a moment to click on some of the links and share with colleagues.