Hoping to Finish: What it Now Takes to Graduate in PA – Dec 1

Posted by Philadelphia Education Fund on November 22, 2022

Join us for the December 1st session of the Philadelphia Education Fund’s monthly conversation series, Education First Compact.

In 2018, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed Act 158, approving changes to the Commonwealth’s high school graduation requirements. Upon passage, it was contemplated that these new standards would apply to the Class of 2023, providing districts, schools, students and parents plenty of time to adapt to the proposed changes. But, then a pandemic hit.

During the intervening years, schools across Pennsylvania have struggled to support students impacted by COVID-related learning loss, social and emotional developmental delays, and the adjustment that comes with the return to in-person schooling. And, they’ve struggled to regain the ground they lost in attendance, academic performance, postsecondary preparedness and graduation rates.

Might these efforts be frustrated by implementation of Act 158? With these new graduation requirements, is there the potential of more ground to be lost? What obstacles lie ahead for students? And, what opportunities exist to reduce or eliminate these challenges for the Class of 2023, and beyond.

Date and Time: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7:45–9:45 AM

Location: Philadelphia Education Fund, 718 Arch Street, Suite 700N, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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