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.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: 5th annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

Join us December 14 and 15 to share solutions for creating a more prosperous, equitable and thriving Philadelphia.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

How to Support Veterans

We celebrate Veterans Day on Friday. Here, more than a dozen ways to give back to those who fought to keep you free

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Watch: Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Celebration

Philadelphia honored the late legal and civil rights giant last week during a breakfast and mural unveiling with Ken Frazier, Sherrilyn Ifill, Evelyn Higginbotham

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal, Revisited: Make. Voting. Easier.

We learned many things about Pennsylvania after yesterday’s midterm election. One of them: We should have a better way to vote

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Why Philadelphians Must Vote on November 8

Why should you cast a ballot this 2022 midterm election? Your health, your wallet and your democracy are counting on it.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What the Controller’s Police Audit Didn’t Say

Rebecca Rhynhart’s detailed analysis of the department’s budget included several dozen recommendations. The most important one never got a mention

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Are We Still A Union League Town?

The elite social club plans to award Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis its highest award. What does that say about who they — and we — are?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy