More Than Just Hope
Hopeworks 'n Camden, a nonprofit that helps at-risk youth, is so successful, it’s facing an identity crisis. Should it expand into other cities or teach others how to do what it does?
The Citizen Recommends: Leah Buechley
As part of a Drexel series on rethinking learning, the former MIT educational technologist grapples with the inequities her work can bring to education
I Want To Be a (Black Male) Teacher
A Mastery principal and organizer sees progress—and much work to do—in his efforts to recruit effective black male teachers
The Not-So-Sweet Smell of School Success
Parental support for neighborhood schools is what advocates say we need most. But what happens when you get too much of a good thing?
Video: The University and the City
Our Citizen Speaks event brought five city university presidents together for the first time. Here's a recap in a quick 4-minute-plus video.
Remembering Bill Coleman
The civil rights icon who worked on Brown v. Board of Education “led a life you would dream about.” He died last month.
Toke One Up … For the Kids
As Saturday night’s raid in Frankford makes plain, marijuana is still illegal in Pennsylvania. Here’s why it shouldn’t be
Citizen Speaks: The University and The City
Our sold-out Citizen Speaks event brought five city university presidents together for the first time. Hopefully it's not the last
The Citizen Updates: The Big Sandbox
A Philly-born landscape architect who spent 25 years fixing up Denver school yards is starting a movement in her hometown
Failing Black Boys
Last week, we wrote about #blackdegreesmatter. A public school principal weighs in by calling on schools to do more