Home “schooling” during Covid-19

The lessons one mom hopes her children take from this time have nothing to do with school

By Tia Mathisen

Dear Educators…This is a Lot

A Swarthmore professor pens an open letter to Philadelphia teachers—heroes today even more than usual

By Jen Bradley

Love a Teacher?

Nominate them for Integrity Icon, and let the whole city celebrate them for going above and beyond their job

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: HBCU Week

At the Wilmington event, hundreds of students get on-the-spot admissions and scholarships to attend historically black colleges. Philly’s high schoolers could use the same chance

By Katherine Rapin

Taking On The Opportunity Gap

Legendary educator and activist Geoffrey Canada on how to move the needle on poverty and equity, and why he’s with Bloomberg

By Larry Platt

Three Philly Priorities to Watch in Wolf’s Budget

The governor has proposed funds for education and transportation. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on why that’s good for the city.

By Jon Geeting

Reality Check: Let’s rethink our school board

Applications for the school board are due tomorrow. But without pay or accountability to citizens, this WURD host wonders, how can we really expect them to solve what ails the struggling system?

By Charles D. Ellison

Guest Commentary: Is Progressivism Letting Down Our Kids?

A longtime educator/activist bemoans the dilemma of progressive cities like Philly, where everyone progresses, except for Black and Brown children.

By Sharif El-Mekki