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?

By Mark Dent

The Citizen Recommends: Melina Uncapher

In the latest in Drexel’s ExCITe Center’s Education Innovation series, a neuroscientist explores how brain science can improve student learning

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Sharif El-Mekki

The Pivot

With programs like Bankwork$, the 50-year-old Opportunities Industrialization Center—the brainchild of Rev. Leon Sullivan—plots a comeback

By Donte Kirby

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?

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes

Citizen Of The Week: Chris Banks

A Philly native’s “Banksgiving” program gives area kids something they desperately need to raise themselves out of poverty: Financial literacy training

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Do Something: Get Outside

The holidays are dwindling, the new year is on its way, so The Citizen is here to help get those New Year's resolutions started. This week, give blood, support suicide prevention, enjoy the winter wonderland, and more.

By Jamie Bogert

Meet the Disruptor: KickUp

The Philly startup helps school districts teach teachers better, so they can teach students better

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Reading Lesson No 1—Teach the Teachers

How can all students learn to read by 4th grade if so many teachers struggle with teaching reading?

By Hilderbrand Pelzer III