The Philly congressional delegation’s boycott was wrong and hypocritical. But it’s not too late to be constructive
The Citizen Recommends: John Maeda
He put the “A” in “STEAM.” Tomorrow he leads off a Drexel series featuring thought leaders who are rethinking learning
Problem Solving Must-Reads: A Court That Puts Families First
Plus: Fixing infrastructure through private partnership and a database of artists
The Citizen Updates: Farm to Families
The St. Chris Foundation’s program distributes 300 boxes of fresh produce a week to poor families. And it’s on a rapid expansion plan.
Teacher Colleges, We Need You To Step Up
Education schools fail to properly train would-be teachers. A Mastery principal challenges them to do better—or risk failing students, too
Mystery Shopping City Hall (Part 6)
We sent shoppers to test the city’s customer service. This is how the city did.
In the first of a series about responding to Trump's election, a Drexel professor imagines three local game-changing initiatives. First up: Change the City Charter
Ideas We Should Steal: Free Legal Help for Poor Tenants
Over 15 percent of Philadelphia renters in some areas lose their homes every year. A New York program that pays for tenant lawyers dropped that city’s eviction rate by 24 percent
Do Something: Look for Signs of Solidarity
Artists hang love-message-laden banners on more than 30 local buildings on Inauguration Day. Plus: A silent auction to benefit Philly's only LGBTQ homeless shelter, Women's March and more ways to be an upstanding citizen this week