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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is calling all Philadelphia teachers and administrators to engage their students in history through National History Day Philly. For students in grades 6-12, this program provides an opportunity to explore a topic of their choice based on the theme “Turning Points in History.” Through exhibits, websites, documentaries, performances, and papers, students can showcase their projects to their peers and judges at a local competition in March. Teachers, librarians, and after-school club directors are all encouraged to participate.

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December 1, 2023

Dental

PFT Members,

I am elated to begin December with some phenomenal news for you: on January 1st, your dental coverage is getting a MAJOR overhaul. 


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Election Day Reminders! PFT Members, please see your e-mail for additional information and volunteer opportunities.

Click here for important updates & resources:

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Dear Members,


This weekend, I am headed to Houston to participate in the AFT’s Civil, Human, & Women’s Rights conference, along with PFT Staff Representative Wendy G. Coleman.


During this deeply troubling time, I am looking forward to joining with colleagues from across the nation to talk about our collective work towards a better, more equitable, and more just tomorrow.


I think about the upcoming conference in the context of the atrocities we are seeing unfold in the Israel-Hamas War. As I shared last week, our deepest sympathies are with every single individual impacted by this

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Para Program

August 15, 2023

Dear PFT Paraprofessionals,

Applications are now re-opened for the Paraprofessional Career Development program, and I am thrilled!

As you know, the PFT--in direct response to YOUR proposals and collaboration--worked to prioritize and WIN a terrific paraprofessional career development program in our contract. It is one of the top programs in the nation and offers NO COST tuition as a result of our negotiations. I urge you to read the profile of this great program right here, featuring PFT Staff Representative LeShawna Coleman and PFT Co-Building Representative Gemayel Keyes. I am SO proud to report that Gemayel is beginning his first full year as a classroom teacher after successfully completing the program last year. He will continue to do amazing work for the students at Spruance Elementary School, now as a special education teacher.

Take advantage of this wonderful program! All the details are below, including important information sessions. Using your PhilaSD email address, express your interest by filling out this form: https://tinyurl.com/ParaPathwayAugust2023

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Payscales

Payscales 2023-2024 

Use this landing page to find the most up-to-date version of payscales. You can download the file right here. Should any edits be made, a new version of this file will be uploaded on this landing page.

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Important Information: PFT provides members with a host of benefits for free and low cost.


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March 15, 2023 Scholarship Application Open March 15-May 15, 2023 Dear PFT Members, The SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation is delighted to announce a special $5,000 College Scholarship in the name of Patrick J. Eiding to members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. The application for this scholarship is open to all PFT Union members with students in either their senior year of high school or students currently enrolled in college. MORE

December 23, 2022

Dear PFT Members,

As we close out the final week of school before a well-deserved break, I want to thank you for your ongoing solidarity, your commitment to our students, and for being part of our collective fight for a better tomorrow. Take a look back at just some of our 2022 here.

I hope that the time off is filled with joy and rejuvenation. The holidays can be challenging for many, and if that is the case for you, know that I am holding you in my thoughts. 

Our office is closed beginning 12/24/22, and we will reopen 1/3/23. 

With warmest wishes and solidarity forever,

Jerry

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Important Information: PFT provides members with a host of benefits for free and low cost.


Member Information and Resources

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