Building Upon 9th Grade as the Foundation for College and Career Readiness

Posted by Philadelphia Education Fund on October 24, 2016

You Are Invited!

Please join us at November’s Education First Compact

Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:45 – 10:00 am


Building Upon 9th Grade as the Foundation for College and Career Readiness

with guest speakers

Dr. Fred McDowell
Deputy Chief, College & Career Readiness
School District of Philadelphia

Ali Robinson-Rogers
Executive Director, College Readiness
School District of Philadelphia

Fateama Fulmore
Executive Director, High Schools
School District of Philadelphia

9th grade is a critical year for students. School gets tougher, the stakes are higher, and life after high school looms large. Philadelphia schools are organizing around the principle that supporting students early in high school can help them to persist, graduate, and successfully transition to a postsecondary option – college or career.

At November’s Compact, we discuss how Ninth Grade Academies, community partnerships, Career and Technical Education, and targeted support from counselors, educators, and administrators can align to strengthen postsecondary support and planning across neighborhood – and all – high schools.

Come to learn about Philadelphia’s new plans for college and career readiness, and to share your thoughts and questions.


United Way Building, Lobby
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Program Schedule:

* 7:45-8:00am Networking and Breakfast Reception
* 8:00-9:30am Program
* 9:30-10:00am Q&A

RSVP is strongly encouraged as space may be limited.


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