Staying Ahead of Educational Tsunamis
A public school principal argues that real education reform requires measuring schools more broadly and fixing them more locally
Patients are People First
An arts program at Jefferson University brings students and patients with dementia together for a lesson that’s often missing from healthcare: Empathy
Building a Better Principal
The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders trains the city’s best principals to be entrepreneurial thinkers. It may be the only way to succeed in the job
Learning By Doing
At Mercy Career & Technical High School, a two year old design thinking class develops entrepreneurs with an eye to solving real-world problems
Getting a Mouthful
For nearly 30 years, Philadelphia Young Playwrights has brought the art of drama to Philly schools. Their new podcast is a window into the lives of teens
“Let The Mothers Run The World”
Local education philanthropist Evie McNiff has spent the last 17 years working to improve education. Now she opens up on the state of Philadelphia giving and the next steps for lasting school reform.
All In For Books
The Fund for the School District had a daunting goal: Establish 1,900 classroom libraries in city schools. How’d they do it a year ahead of schedule?
Furnishing a Future
A former executive coach turns his passion for woodworking into a skills training program that provides former inmates with life-sustaining jobs
Reality Check: Philly Likes to Punish Its Black Kids
Black elementary school students are 2.65 times more likely to be suspended than their white peers. A WURD host asks if that’s any way to discipline our kids
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?