The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is to assist the General Assembly, the Governor, the Secretary of Education and Pennsylvania educators in providing for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of education.
Specifically, the mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is to lead and serve the educational community to enable each individual to grow into an inspired, productive, fulfilled lifelong learner.
PDE provides information on the department, teaching in the state, education reform initiatives, libraries, teacher certification, school profiles and much more.
The PDE web site contains information for parents, students, teachers, school board members, school administrators and citizens interested in learning about Pennsylvania’s schools. It also provides information about Department of Education programs and services.
The PDE website has over 6,000 web pages and is comprised of 53 different sites, all linked together at various places. The PDE website may be accessed by going to http://www.education.state.pa.us