QuakerEd News
December 14, 2018

Teaching Black Boys

The Teaching Black Boys workshop held at Friends Center in mid-November attracted over 175 educators from over 50 public and independent schools from Philadelphia and beyond.

The workshop was organized and sponsored by Friends Council on Education, Friends Select School, The Philadelphia School and the Race Institute K-12 Educators.
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Friends Council On the Road: Greensboro, North Carolina

Executive director Drew Smith and associate director Deborra Sines Pancoe traveled to North Carolina to facilitate ENTQ – Southern Region and to connect with Friends Council supporters.

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Winter Program Registration is Open!

January programs:
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Friday, January 11, 2019: Educators New to Quakerism@ Westtown School
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Division Directors & Assistant Principals Peer Network- Continual Revelation
Friday, January 25, 2019 - Quaker Life in Lower & Middle Schools - Quaker Values and Social Justice

February Programs:
Monday, February 1, 2019Diversity & Inclusion Peer Network 
Monday, February 4, 2019 -Tuesday, February 5, 2019Educators New to Quakerism@ Mary McDowell Friends School, New York City

March Programs:
Monday, March 4, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Educators New to Quakerism @San Francisco
Monday, March 11, 2019 - Tuesday, March 12, 2019Educators New to Quakerism @Pendle Hill

Up and Coming Leaders in Quaker Schools

The 8th cohort of Friends Council’s Leadership Institute for Engaging Leadership came together in mid-November for their third session in advance of their graduation from the program in April 2019.

Throughout the two-year program, facilitated by Drew Smith, Irene McHenry, and Joseph Marchese, IELFS members strengthen their capacity and skills for the unique role of Friends school leadership and the unique art of sustaining the Quaker value-based ethos of a Friends school.
Institute members collaborate as learning partners with heads of Friends schools and conduct action research projects that benefit the network of Friends schools. Apply for the next Leadership Cohort today! Deadline is January 9, 2019. Check out our album of photos here.

Apply to Leadership Institute and SPARC

Tis the season to apply for the upcoming cohort of our SPARC & Leadership programs!

Application Deadline Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Application Deadline Thursday, February 28, 2019

As you Usher Out 2018...

December 31, 2018 is swiftly approaching. Time to make your year-end gift to Friends Council on Education.

Help us

keep the Q

in Quaker education!

Make a gift to support:

  • Professional development for Friends school educators
  • Governance support of Friends schools
  • Grants to schools
  • Support of heads and trustees in Friends schools.
    Make your gift today! Thank you!

Ken Burns Invites Students to Submit Films to 20th Anniversary Bridge Film Festival!

Since 2000, the Bridge Film Festival has provided a venue for students of Friends schools and of the Quaker faith to create and share films of social conscience.

This year’s Bridge Film Festival is announced by non-other than master documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns! View Ken’s announcement of Bridge Film Festival here and encourage the young people in your life to participate! The Bridge Film Festival was founded by and is directed by Brooklyn Friends School educator Andy Cohen.

Thank you Friends Council Sponsors!

We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for the 2018-19 school year.

Learn more about each of these companies on our FCE website here.
Friends Council sponsors can sign up on a rolling basis throughout the year. Contact Betsy Torg at Friends Council on Education at 215-241-7245 to inquire.
Stepping up to sponsor Friends Council this year are:


Friends Council on Education

1507 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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