Is Year-Round Schooling the Answer We Need?
What the most talked-about idea in the new schools plan would mean for Philadelphia
Citizens of the Week: Brent Johnstone and Akeiff Staples
We’ve all heard the research: Early literacy is critical to success. Two fathers do their part to help Philadelphia’s early learners develop a lifelong love of reading — and of themselves
Building a (Good) Teacher Pipeline
Can a four-year residency model ensure new teachers stay in the district? A Baltimore-based program that launched in Philly this year is betting on it.
Seeing Black Excellence
Being surrounded by Black leaders I admire during two Philadelphia events reminded me why young Black men need other Black men as mentors
Why The New School Year Offers Reasons for Hope
Educators on how the school year that starts today in Philly could be one that makes the new normal better than normal
The Citizen Updates: Teaching Black Teachers
Sharif El-Mekki’s Center for Black Educator Development now has 99 apprentices in 14 states, and is working to create pipelines for Philly students to become the teachers they need
The Ultimate Black History Month Playbook
What to know, what to do, what impact you can have
More Than Just A Check
Social Venture Partners is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in local nonprofits that fight poverty. But it’s their “engaged philanthropy” that really sets them apart.