Philadelphia Effective Teaching Campaign

The Philadelphia Education Fund's Education First Compact partnered with The Philadelphia Cross City Campaign for School Reform to develop the Philadelphia Effective Teaching Campaign. The campaign stipulates that all students in Philadelphia have the right to effective teachers, regardless of grade or subject matter. The Campaign lists several critical changes needed to ensure that we maximize teaching quality and achieve equity.

These changes include:

    • Distribute experienced and effective teachers equitably across the District
    • Create performance standards for teachers and principals that are aligned with student success, and implement them consistently district-wide
    • Create an effective professional development strategy that is guided by teacher input and creates a "culture of collaboration" in schools
    • Give school leaders the tools and resources to hire and create teams of effective teachers
    • Create a "deep bench" of applicants for teaching positions
    • Open school with NO teacher vacancies

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