Building a (Good) Teacher Pipeline

Can a four-year residency model ensure new teachers stay in the district? A Baltimore-based program that launched in Philly this year is betting on it.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen of the Week: Ken Johnston

The Philadelphia “walking artist” has trekked hundreds of miles to honor people marching for freedom — including Harriett Tubman, whose statue he’s advocating for at home

By Courtney DuChene

Your City Defined: 311

City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas recently introduced a bill to pay Philadelphians for filing complaints. Which led us to wonder: Just what is 311 all about?

By J.P. Romney

Development for Good: Girlbuild

Serial entrepreneur Monica Miraglilo brings women into what was once a man’s world: demolition, residential rehab, and serious construction. (And helps them look good, too.)

By Courtney DuChene

How To Up Your Election Day Game

It’s November 8. Election Day in Philadelphia. You voted. Or, you’re going to vote. There is still more you can do

By Lauren McCutcheon and Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Problem Solving Must-Read: Germany Paid its Citizens to Use Electricity

Plus: Programming to end food waste, and making it easier to make bail

By Stephen St. Vincent

Problem Solving Must-Read: Opening Borders Would Boost Our Economy

Plus: Removing gun stocks from your investments, and forcing landlords to disclose previous rents

By Stephen St. Vincent

Problem Solving Must-Read: Turning Food Waste Back Into Food

Plus: Increasing access to birth control for women in the military, and suing oil companies to reverse climate change

By Stephen St. Vincent