Improving the quality of our public schools and ensuring students are prepared for college and career requires the input of a wide range of constituents. For more than a decade, the Ed Fund has played a pivotal role in bringing together key stakeholders to address a variety of educational issues through its Education First Compact Series.
Education First Compact: Identifying solutions through cross-system collaboration
This monthly gathering brings together a diverse group of education stakeholders including policy makers, educators, researchers, advocacy groups, universities, nonprofits and corporations to use their social, intellectual, and political capital to improve Philadelphia’s schools.
While the Ed Fund does not take a political stance or advocate for a specific agenda, we keep an eye on the major issues impacting teachers, students and schools and provide a forum for education stakeholders to offer their perspective and historical knowledge so that these conversations may ultimately help to inform policy.
Each meeting includes a light breakfast, a presentation by a panel of experts, a Q&A and discussion as well as ample time for participants to network, make connections, and share resources and information. Education First Compact events begin at 7:45 a.m. and are held at the Philadelphia Education Fund’s headquarters: 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA 19103 (in the lobby of the United Way building).
Upcoming Education First Compact Meetings:
April 6th: WRITING IS READING: GETTING STARTED ON THE ROAD TO LITERACY
Dr. Diane Waff, Practice Professor of Education and Director, Philadelphia Writing Project, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
Doria Mitchell, Director, K-3 Early Literacy and Special Projects, School District of Philadelphia
Awilda Balbuena, Principal, Philip H. Sheridan Elementary
Angela Burke Beaumont, Teacher, Frances E. Willard Elementary
May 4th: THE FISCAL FUTURE OF PHILADELPHIA’S SCHOOLS
Featuring: Uri Monson, Chief Financial Officer, School District of Philadelphia
June 1: COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: ONE YEAR LATER
Featuring: Susan Gobreski, Director for Community Schools, Mayor’s Office of Education
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