Staying Ahead of Educational Tsunamis

A public school principal argues that real education reform requires measuring schools more broadly and fixing them more locally

By Hilderbrand Pelzer III

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Meredith Degyansky

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

By Quinn O'Callaghan

“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.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Quinn O'Callaghan

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

By Charles D. Ellison

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?

By Sarah Jordan