Current Programs

  • Best Places to Work in PA:Team Pennsylvania is the Founding Partner and Lead Sponsor of BPTW in Pennsylvania. Designed to recognize great businesses, the program ranks medium-sized and large-sized companies.
  • Career Readiness Initiative: Team Pennsylvania is collaborating with agency and education partners across the state to develop and implement a detailed career readiness action plan.
  • Implementation of ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a bipartisan measure that reaffirms the country’s commitment to equal opportunity for all students. Education experts in Pennsylvania have joined forces to determine the best course of action for implementation.

Past Programs

  • Teacher & Principal Evaluation System: After recognizing the shortcomings of the previous evaluation system, PDE developed and implemented a new statewide teacher evaluation system.
  • Advisory Commission on Postsecondary Education: A group of more than 30 education and industry leaders from across the commonwealth collaborated to make recommendations to provide a roadmap for postsecondary education for the next decade.
  • Pennsylvania Core Standards: PA Core Standards are a set of rigorous, high-quality expectations in English Language Arts and Mathematics that all students should master by the end of each grade level.
  • Industry Partnership Initiative: Originated by Team PA and administered by the PA Department of Labor & Industry, this initiative convened leaders from industries across the state to discuss workforce issues and map solutions to enhance employee productivity.
  • Pennsylvania STEM Initiative: The Pennsylvania STEM Initiative was an education partnership between Team PA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to increase the number of students entering STEM-related careers.