“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.
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?
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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.