Education First Compact

Sign up to subscribe to the Education First Compact for the 2017-18 series.

The Philadelphia Education Fund recognizes that school systems, especially those that serve urban districts and low-income families, cannot succeed without the support and engagement of their broad civic community. This community includes representatives from non-profits, the corporate sector, School District, universities, as well as policy makers, advocates, community members, teachers and researchers.

The Education First Compact brings together these diverse stakeholders at a monthly roundtable focusing on important education policy issues in the city. Featuring presentations by one or more thought leaders as well as constructive dialogue between participants, the Compact is a great forum to share progress on collective impact efforts, get feedback from stakeholders, and connect with other entities in the city or region that might partner on and support work that affects our schools. 

Sign up to receive updates about upcoming Education First Compact meetings.


September 7
     – Back to School with Dr. William Hite, Superintendent, School District of Phila.
October 5
     – Help Me Understand: Overcoming Challenges for K-12 English Language Learners
November 2
     – Getting In! High School Admissions
December 7
     – School Governance: The Road Ahead for Philadelphia

January 4 - Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather Conditions
February 1
     – Did it Work? Applying Education Research to Inform Practice

March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7

 If you have questions or would like more information about the Education First Compact and its meetings or wish to serve as fiscal sponsor of a meeting, please contact Kimberly Stephens, Vice President, Programs, at or 215-665-1400 ext. 3316.