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Pennsylvania Teacher Careers

Education has been important in Pennsylvania going back to the days when Ben Franklin founded the University of Pennsylvania. While that is an Ivy League college today, Penn State has grown into one of the largest and finest public universities in the United States. The teaching challenges in Pennsylvania include large urban centers, population diversity, and cities where the economy has been moribund for decades. Students from homes where underemployment has been chronic may struggle in school. Adult education and literacy has become one of the focal points of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, providing remedial services for established state residents and learning opportunities for immigrants.