The Power of Snapshots

While Covid-19 has forced the closure of many after-school programs, Photography Without Borders continues to empower North Philly youth with cameras, connections—and confidence. And now, the students’ work has gone national.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Guest Commentary: Philadelphia, I Miss Your Face

A local high school teacher’s ode to the so-Philly thing we’ve all missed most this year: community

By Maureen Gallagher Boland

Bill Hite, Reconsidered

Philadelphia’s schools superintendent has taken some hits lately. Does he have what it takes to manage—and tame—a $3.5 billion bureaucracy?

By Larry Platt

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Richard Gordon IV

The newly-named Principal of the Year thinks the key to turning around Philly schools comes down to human connection. His work at Robeson High School may prove him right.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Shaquita A. Smith

As the social studies curriculum specialist for the School District of Philadelphia, Smith helps open worlds, and doors, for more than 200,000 students every year

By Jessica Blatt Press

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Carlos Aponte

The high school history teacher has met the challenges of illiteracy and disenfranchisement with creativity and passion

By Jessica Blatt Press

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Thomas Quinn

The Central High School social studies teacher is empowering our city’s youth to exercise their most profound civic right: voting

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: How To Keep Kids In School

A Boys’ Latin social worker on how boosting attendance in school means changing how we approach the problem

By Kenneth Bourne II