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?
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
The Citizen Recommends: Water—An Essay Contest
The Pamela & Ajay Raju Foundation, along with the Zoo, offers $15,000 to a student who can help solve our water crisis
MLK’s “Burning House”
A Mastery high school principal says the civil rights leader may have begun with integration—but that’s not where he landed
With programs like Bankwork$, 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?
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
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.
Meet the Disruptor: KickUp
The Philly startup helps school districts teach teachers better, so they can teach students better
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?