Reality Check: Philly can fix its classrooms…

...but, as WURD’s afternoon host notes in the wake of the recent heat wave, it won’t.

By Charles D. Ellison

Leading for Change

A new class of Germination Project fellows joined an elite group last night tasked with shaping a city of the future

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen of the Week: Thomas Quinn

The Central High School social studies teacher is on a mission to change the world outside his classroom—by registering to vote every eligible high schooler in the city

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Blackademia

WURD hosts the top black academics from four area universities for a conversation about their impact and responsibility to the city around them

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Training teachers like doctors

Could a Michigan experiment to bring medical school-like training to the teaching of teachers make for better-prepared educators—and more successful students?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

21 Ways To Help Philly Schools

Philly schools start today. Do your part to make it the best year for students ever

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Vote That Jawn

The Citizen joins bestselling novelist and SafeKids Stories founder in launching a citywide effort to get young people to the polls. We need them now more than ever

By Lorene Cary

Reality Check: Kenney’s Community Schools Gap

Following the Mayor’s comments in D.C. last week, WURD’s afternoon host notes that the community schools effort could be a delicious hoagie...once they put the meats in it

By Charles D. Ellison