Do Something: Defend the Free Press
This week, stand with students against gun violence, farm in Center City, discuss the free press and more!
Finally, A Business Leader Steps Up…
…In Los Angeles. But a new face on the Philly school board provides hope that private sector expertise might be on its way
Citizen of the Week: Scott Blunk
The volunteer at W.B. Saul High School’s on-campus farm is taking what was once seen as troublesome and expensive animal waste and transforming it from poo to profit
Idea We Should Steal: Buying Better Food
The LA-based Center for Good Food Purchasing helps districts and governments lead the way in buying healthy food. Can we get Philly schools on board?
Guest Commentary: Absent teachers hurt students—and taxpayers
A school reform advocate breaks down what happens when teachers miss school. Hint: It costs everyone
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?
Ideas We Should Steal: Threat Assessment Teams
The best way to stop a school shooting has nothing to do with guns, or locks, or school police. It’s to prevent them from happening beforehand
Reality Check: A Tax on Poor Kids
WURD’s afternoon host on how the Mayor’s proposed property tax increase to fund schools is actually bad for city kids