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?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Germinating the Future

A high school senior reflects on innovating, connecting and planning for the future as a Germination Fellow

By Neetish Sharma

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

By Jamie Bogert

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?

By Jill Harkins

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

By Hilderbrand Pelzer III

The Citizen Recommends: Mouthful

Season two of the Philly Young Playwrights podcast starts today. You don’t want to miss it

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizens of the Week: Student Gun Reform Activists

Thousands of high schoolers from around the region will walk out of school Wednesday to protest inaction on gun control. And we should thank them

By Jamie Bogert

More than just Bloomsday

The Rosenbach is working to shed its quiet “hidden gem” rep and become the energizing hub of our city’s intellectual life

By Sarah Jordan

Why is this controversial?

A veteran high school teacher says holding educators accountable should be something we all agree on. Why don’t we?

By Zachary Wright

Questions for the School Board

Mayor Kenney is set to choose his new school board from 27 candidates. Here are four things we need to know from them

By Jeremy Nowak