Reality Check: How Do We Pay for Local Control of the Schools?
With the SRC disbanding, WURD’s afternoon host offers two ideas to avoid raising taxes
Talking ‘Bout A Revolution
Mayor Kenney’s dissolving of the SRC is an opportunity to take a page from Silicon Valley and radically rethink education.
REALITY CHECK: Another “for the kids” tax?
WURD’s afternoon host warns of the possible consequences of local school board control: More taxes on the poor
Guest Commentary: Are We Playing STEM or Building Future Workers?
An educational nonprofit head urges a citywide push to prepare low-income children for real jobs and real futures
An Open Letter to Principals
In honor of National Principals Month, Mastery Shoemaker’s leader lays out the 12 lessons he’s learned to do the job well
The Citizen Recommends: #HipHop Ed
As part of a Drexel series on rethinking learning, Columbia professor Chris Emdin explores the melding of school and culture
“Stop the Bleeding”
At the school district’s newest high school, students will also get an associates degree. Will that ensure they succeed in college?
The Future of Schools is Green
Can a school district program make Philly a national leader in environmental education?
The Citizen Recommends: National Black Male Educators Convening
A Mastery principal and advocate hosts a conference to bring together—and grow—the ranks of black teachers
Guest Commentary: The Pending Supreme Court Bombshell
A state politics watcher suggests the court is headed towards a revolutionary finding that children’s zip codes shouldn’t dictate the kind of education they get