Now Comes The Hard Part

By appointing his first school board, Mayor Kenney has taken responsibility for schools. How can we know if he’s succeeded?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Germinating the Future

A high school senior reflects on innovating, connecting and planning for the future as a Germination Fellow

By Neetish Sharma

Give Us Our Crowns

High schoolers from around the city answered the call for solutions to Philly’s problems. One team takes their project—to halt the schools to prison pipeline—to Aspen

By Jamie Bogert

Ideas We Should Steal: The Posse Foundation

The 29-year-old organization sends promising high school grads in groups to 56 colleges across the nation. How about getting Philly in on that pipeline?

By Jill Harkins

What does a school turnaround look like?

The principal of a public school lays out the hard, slow work of improvement—and what it takes to turn schools around

By Hilderbrand Pelzer III

The Citizen Recommends: Mouthful

Season two of the Philly Young Playwrights podcast starts today. You don’t want to miss it

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

I’ve Known Gun Violence

A Mastery high school principal who is both a gun owner and gunshot victim on why guns in schools makes kids less safe

By Sharif El-Mekki

Ideas We Should Steal: Children’s Cabinet

Mayors around the country are launching city-wide efforts to get all stakeholders thinking about what’s best for kids. Can it work here?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Seriously? Another Tax Hike?

WURD’s afternoon host says the Mayor’s “lazy” tax increase proposal hurts average Philadelphians. Is there a smarter way to fund our schools?

By Charles D. Ellison

Why is this controversial?

A veteran high school teacher says holding educators accountable should be something we all agree on. Why don’t we?

By Zachary Wright