The “Drexel Promise” Is Just The Start

A longtime college president applauds Drexel’s new tuition discount for community college transfers — and urges universities to do more to help underserved students attain their degrees

By Elaine Maimon

Citizen of the Week: Damaris Alvarado-Rodriguez

The director of progressive, accessible childcare centers is on a mission to provide opportunities for children and adults — including through a new teacher apprenticeship program starting this week

By Lauren McCutcheon

Photo Essay: Fab Youth Philly’s Play Captains

42 teens ran neighborhood play spaces around Philly this summer, engaging younger children while learning to be leaders themselves. Here, a look at some of the joy they shared.

By Theo Wyss-Flamm

Following Cassidy Hutchinson’s Example

A long-time college president was impressed by the former Trump White House staffer during her January 6th testimony. The lesson: Internships matter

By Elaine Maimon

How to Help Schools, Students and Teachers

Donate food or money for uniforms, share your expertise, provide reading help and more ways you can support schools in Philadelphia during the 2022-23 school year

By Jessica Blatt Press

Generation Change Philly: The Teachers’ Teacher

Laura Boyce doesn’t just advocate for educators in Philadelphia public schools. She teaches them to advocate for themselves, for their students, and for the Philadelphia School District

By Christina Griffith

Art for Change: The Teaching Artist

The next in a series with Forman Arts Initiative, actor, writer and educator Camille Young uses her voice to celebrate others — especially Black femme artists — and her classroom to help young people celebrate themselves.

By Morgan Nitz

A New College Conundrum — How’s the Health Care?

A long-time college president advises students and families to give careful attention in this post-Roe era to health care — especially reproductive and mental health care — on campus

By Elaine Maimon