The College Completion Challenge, It Starts in High School – Apr. 4

Posted by Philadelphia Education Fund on April 2, 2019

Date and Time: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: Philadelphia Performing Arts – Vine St. Campus, School Cafe, 1600 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join us for the next session of the Philadelphia Education Fund’s monthly speaker series Education First Compact. This month, we present: The College Completion Challenge. It Starts in High School! Join us for breakfast and discussion.  Registration  here.

If Operation Varsity Blues taught us anything, it’s that a lot of parents will go to extreme measures to ensure their progeny get into the “right” schools.

For those of us who care about the futures of our most vulnerable students, we go to similar extremes, but our aim is not just getting in, but getting through!

In Philadelphia, a City ranked 92nd out of 100 in college attainment, with a 67% high school completion rate, and low-income, minority college completion rates hovering around 14% – it is time to ask ourselves: What will it take to ensure high school is best equipped to prepare our students for that critical postsecondary degree?

Join us for an interactive and informative session, including national and local experts working to build out an Early Warning Systems 2.0, a predictive analytics framework designed to drive increased rates of college completion.



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