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America’s Mayor to Weigh In at PEF’s Educate Philly on June 18th

By Farah Jimenez Posted: May 19, 2020

Last year’s Educate Philly drew a sell-out audience at the Union League of Philadelphia. This year, there’s plenty of room…as…

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McKinney Center Director Selected for State Science Standards Committee

McKinney Center Director Selected for State Science Standards Committee

By Nancy Peter Posted: May 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Nancy Peter, Director of PEF’s McKinney Center Director of STEM Education,…

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6ABC's Inside Story Interviews PEF President Farah Jimenez

6ABC’s Inside Story Interviews PEF President Farah Jimenez

By Peg McCool Posted: May 12, 2020

For Philadelphia’s students, what will the future of education look like? On Sunday, May 10, Farah Jimenez, PEF’s President shared…

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Virtual Ed Compact on Distance Learning a Big Hit

Virtual Ed Compact on Distance Learning a Big Hit

By Peg McCool Posted: April 30, 2020

On April 28th, our Education First Compact Series presented “Distance Learning During COVID-19” as a virtual meeting, and it was…

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Gates Foundation Invests in PEF’s Education Consulting Practice

Gates Foundation Invests in PEF’s Education Consulting Practice

By Farah Jimenez Posted: April 30, 2020

Black, Latino, and low-income students attend and complete college at far lower rates than their peers. For more than a…

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Reimagining Summer Internships During COVID

Reimagining Summer Internships During COVID

By Peg McCool Posted: April 29, 2020

Summer jobs are about more than the paycheck. For the students we serve at the Philadelphia Education Fund, a summer…

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Philadelphia Business Journal Recognizes PEF’s Long-Time Partnership with CHUBB

Philadelphia Business Journal Recognizes PEF’s Long-Time Partnership with CHUBB

By Peg McCool Posted: April 22, 2020

We’re proud to be included in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s special section, “Faces of Philanthropy,” published April 16. Over the…

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PEF's College Access Team Adds Instagram to Virtual Toolkit

PEF’s College Access Team Adds Instagram to Virtual Toolkit

By Peg McCool Posted: April 22, 2020

One of the biggest challenges our College Access team has had during this period is connecting with students who’d normally…

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Chromebooks Keep Philadelphia Scholars on Track

Chromebooks Keep Philadelphia Scholars on Track

By Peg McCool Posted: April 14, 2020

Imagine trying to keep up with your college studies without the necessary technology. That is a harsh reality for many…

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PEF’s Jared Epler Leads Statewide Dialogue on Counselor Self-Care

PEF’s Jared Epler Leads Statewide Dialogue on Counselor Self-Care

By Peg McCool Posted: April 14, 2020

Counselors across the Commonwealth are working hard to ensure students do not lose any ground in the pursuit of their…

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