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