How to turn “almost-alums” into college grads
Small fees and outsized loans keep many students from graduating. A long-time university president urges colleges to find and support those almost-alums — and those who are still at school
Generation Change Philly: The College Funding Crusader
Laura Keane has dedicated her career to closing the gap between being accepted to college, and being a college graduate
Guest Commentary: Pre-K Polling Needs Improvement
A Greater Philadelphia last week released poll data about the City’s sweetened beverage tax that showed residents divided. Here, the City’s first Pre-K director refutes the premise and results of the survey
Ideas We Should Steal: Raising School Funds through Solar Power
In Batesville, Arkansas, a high school’s solar panels saved the district enough money to raise teacher salaries. A similar program in Philly could save as much as $20,000 per school
Ideas We Should Steal: Make College More Affordable
A longtime college president urges Pennsylvania to learn from states like Illinois and Louisiana, which are increasing college attendance by requiring high schoolers to submit a free student aid application
Guest Commentary: Gov. Wolf Should Pick the Side of Students
Boys’ Latin’s co-founder blasts Tom Wolf for imposing new rules on charter schools that will keep thousands of students from the schools of their choice
How Philly Sees Philly: Parents Want Better Schools
The newest data from A Greater Philadelphia finds overwhelming dissatisfaction with Philly schools. Are you listening (new) Superintendent Watlington?
Ideas We Should Steal: Fully Paid Teacher Sabbaticals
The U.K. is giving some teachers a paid year off in the hopes that it will help keep them in their jobs. Could that solve Philly’s teacher retention problem too?