We’ll Be Alright
A new Aspen Challenge kicked off this week, putting the world’s problems in the hands of local high schoolers to solve. They just might do it
Guest Commentary: A Temple Stadium Can Spur Growth
A former Wharton prof, now head of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, says college stadiums can benefit communities—if done right
Butko’s Mic Drop
The Mayor hasn’t listened to soda tax critiques because of politics. But, given a report from the last Controller, can he afford to do that with pre-K?
Reality Check: Hey Eagles, can you do North Philly a solid?
WURD’s afternoon host urges the socially-good NFL champs to make its stadium affordable—so Temple doesn’t have to build a new one
Tomorrow’s Storytellers Today
Legendary journalist Buzz Bissinger and Penn’s Kelly Writers House partner with The Citizen to give voice to a new generation of writers
The Citizen Recommends: Water—An Essay Contest
The Pamela & Ajay Raju Foundation, along with the Zoo, offers $15,000 to a student who can help solve our water crisis
Desperate for Help
A Philadelphia principal points to an increasingly familiar culprit in the struggle to teach hard-to-reach students: Mental health issues
MLK’s “Burning House”
A Mastery high school principal says the civil rights leader may have begun with integration—but that’s not where he landed
With programs like Bankwork$, the 50-year-old Opportunities Industrialization Center—the brainchild of Rev. Leon Sullivan—plots a comeback
Ideas We Should Steal: Public Montessori Schools
In Puerto Rico, an experiment in alternative education is getting results in a district with struggling schools and high poverty. Could it work here?