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What does it take to Graduate in PA? December’s Education First Compact

By Heather Conboy Posted: November 18, 2022

The Commonwealth passed a law in 2018 that changed high school graduation requirements starting with 2023 graduates. At the time, it was expected…

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KCAPA Students Experience Life at Temple University

By Allison Kelsey Posted: November 4, 2022

Seventeen College Access students from Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School got a taste of college life at Temple…

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Graduation mortarboard with text on it My $105,000 Hat.

The Student Loan Crisis — November’s Education First Compact Event

By Allison Kelsey Posted: October 17, 2022

Over their lifetime, a college graduate will earn an average of $1 million more than a high school graduate. This fact…

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The Great Teacher Resignation -- the Next Education First Compact on Oct 13

The Great Teacher Resignation — the Next Education First Compact on Oct 13

By Allison Kelsey Posted: October 3, 2022

Join us for the October 13th session of the Philadelphia Education Fund’s monthly conversation series, Education First Compact. The Great…

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Apply by 9/28 for Our Elementary & Middle School After School STEM Fellows Program

By Allison Kelsey Posted: September 20, 2022

PEF’s Elementary/Middle Afterschool STEM Fellows Program is a professional development series designed for School District of Philadelphia (SDP) elementary and…

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Meet Liza and Ahmad, PEF's Newest CAP Coordinators!

Meet Liza and Ahmad, PEF’s Newest CAP Coordinators!

By Molly McQuoid Posted: August 19, 2022

PEF is excited to welcome Liza Rangel and Ahmad Williams to our college access team! Liza and Ahmad are spearheading…

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Scholar Spotlight: Rising Star Aslyn Anaya Planas

By Molly McQuoid Posted: July 7, 2022

Aslyn Anaya Planas was recently honored as one of PEF’s 2022 Rising Star Award winners at the Educate Philly Gala….

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PEF and Partners Land Half-Million Dollar STEM Education Grant

By Allison Kelsey Posted: July 1, 2022

In conjunction with fiscal agent Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit, PEF secured a 2-year, $500,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of…

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What Does PEF Do? Read the Latest EdFundamentals Newsletter!

What Does PEF Do? Read the Latest EdFundamentals Newsletter!

By Allison Kelsey Posted: June 9, 2022

The Spring 2002 edition of our biannual print newsletter is out, featuring stories about our organization, programs, and especially our…

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