The Commonwealth passed a law in 2018 that changed high school graduation requirements starting with 2023 graduates. At the time, it was expected that districts, schools, students, and parents would have plenty of time to adapt to the proposed changes.
Then a pandemic hit. Since then, schools have struggled to deal with COVID-related learning loss, social and emotional developmental delays, and the adjustment back to in-person schooling. Ground was lost in attendance, academic performance, postsecondary preparedness, and graduation rates.
Join us and our expert panel on December 1 for our topic Hoping to Finish: What it now takes to Graduate in PA, to learn and discuss these changes, obstacles, and opportunities that lie ahead.
Alyn Turner, Co-Director, Philadelphia Education Research Consortium and Director of Quantitative Research at Research For Action
Ali Robinson-Rogers, Deputy Chief, Postsecondary Readiness, School District of Philadelphia
Farah Jimenez, President and CEO, Philadelphia Education Fund