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School staff in conversation with Dr Tony Watlington. while walking down school hallway.
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September 1, 2022
7:45 am
- 9:15 am

Back to School with Dr. Tony Watlington, Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 + Google Map

This September, we kick-off a new school year. And, we welcome a new Superintendent.

This September signals the start of something new for Philadelphia’s students, teachers, and families.

And, this September marks the return of PEF’s long-standing monthly conversation series, Education First Compact.

Please join us in the J M Kirby Auditorium at the National Constitution Center on September 1st for our own stop on Dr. Watlington’s listening tour! He’ll share his takeaways so far and his vision for our students, but the balance of the time will be hearing from you on how we can work together to strengthen education for all students. Moderated by Farah Jimenez, PEF President and CEO.

Program Schedule

  • 7:45 – 8:00am  Networking
  • 8:00 – 8:15am  Welcome Remarks
  • 8:15 – 8:30am   Presentation from Dr. Watlington
  • 8:30 – 9:15am   Moderated Q & A

FREE, but registration is required as space is limited.


Become a VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIBER to the Education First Compact!

The Education First Compact is a monthly conversation series produced by the Philadelphia Education Fund bringing you the region’s leading voices on K-16 education for intimate and candid conversation on strategies, tactics, and efforts to improve and sustain quality education for all of Philadelphia’s students.

Each year, Ed Compact draws an average of 900 attendees – sparking discourse and debate, and seeding partnerships, collaborative efforts, and robust solutions for our schools.

As a voluntary subscriber, we invite you to join others who have signaled their support for education, from the School District of Philadelphia, the Mayor’s Office of Education, non-profit organizations, policy makers, education advocates, community members, teachers, researchers, businesses and corporations, funders, universities, and more.

Voluntary Subscribers are recognized on the Education First Compact Honor Wall, are guaranteed a seat at all Education First Compact sessions, and make it possible for the Philadelphia Education Fund to continue to produce this FREE event.

Learn more and sign up! If you prefer to send a check, please make your check payable to: Philadelphia Education Fund, 718 Arch Street, Suite 700N, Philadelphia, PA 19106