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?
Germinating the Future
A high school senior reflects on innovating, connecting and planning for the future as a Germination Fellow
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
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?
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
The Citizen Recommends: Mouthful
Season two of the Philly Young Playwrights podcast starts today. You don’t want to miss it
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
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?
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?
Why is this controversial?
A veteran high school teacher says holding educators accountable should be something we all agree on. Why don’t we?