Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Meg Cabot

The MSNBC host speaks with the YA author about the inevitability of teen sex

By Ali Velshi

Guest Commentary: Mayoral Candidates, Stop the Public Education Platitudes

Voters deserve to know how the next Mayor of Philadelphia will build the new Board of Education — and, a longtime education advocate says, how they’ll hold that board accountable

By Debra Weiner

Can Temple Recover its Public Image?

The just-ended graduate union strike was the latest blow to the university, which has seen violence and disarray the last several months

By Olivia Kram

Ideas We Should Steal: Training Workers for Well-Paying Jobs

New Jersey’s public-private Pay It Forward program provides free or low-cost access to training in fields that need skilled workers. It’s a model Philly should emulate

By Courtney DuChene

Guest Commentary: Does Girls High Have the Solution to Masterman’s Dilemma?

A longtime education advocate argues that we already know how to achieve equity and merit for the city’s magnet schools — if we look to the historic women’s high school

By Debra Weiner

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Grace Lin

The MSNBC host speaks with the bestselling children's author and illustrator about the very unlikely banning of her storybook, A Big Mooncake for Little Star

By Ali Velshi

Can Place-Based Learning Work in Philly Schools Too?

A West Philly charter high school has added an option to learn outside the classroom. So far, it seems to be working, just like it does in some of Philly’s most affluent suburbs.

By Johann Calhoun

Equity for Whom?

A scathing evaluation of the School District’s new admissions process from Masterman parents raises difficult questions about fairness and merit. The situation is, also, utterly predictable

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy