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Family and Consumer Sciences Education
The focus of the academic standards for family and consumer sciences education is the individual, the family, and the community. The economic, social, and political well-being of our state depends on the well-being of Pennsylvania’s families. The family is responsible for nurturing its members. Family experiences, to a great extent, determine who a person is and what a person becomes. 

Family and consumer sciences, working with Pennsylvania’s families, supports the development of the knowledge and skills that students need as family members both now and in the future. The 21st century requires students to develop the ability to transform information into knowledge by using standards to certify that this information is meaningful, categorizing it to a purpose, and then transforming their knowledge into wisdom by applying it to real life.

For additional information, please contact:

Jean Kelleher |
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of Career and Technical Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.6956 | Fax: 717.783.6962
jekelleher@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us