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

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Sharif El-Mekki

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?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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.

By Ajay Raju

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

By Quinn O'Callaghan

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Rachel Bakich

Failing Black Boys

Last week, we wrote about #blackdegreesmatter. A public school principal weighs in by calling on schools to do more

By Hilderbrand Pelzer III