What Problem is the School Board Solving For?
The three finalists for Philly’s new schools superintendent might very well be solid educators. But has anyone asked if that’s really what we need?
Guest Commentary: Reject the Curse of Low Expectations
The Philadelphia School Board is on the verge of hiring a new superintendent. But, a former Temple education professor warns, it will take more than one person to transform our schools
Guest Commentary: Help the Kids Vote
On Thursday, the school board will vote on a measure to encourage voter registration in Philly schools. Here, a Philly teacher and local college students sound off on why doing so is critical.
Citizen of the Week: Doha Ibrahim
The Lincoln High senior, one of two student reps on the School Board, wants to empower her peers to be stronger than they think they are
Finally, A Business Leader Steps Up…
…In Los Angeles. But a new face on the Philly school board provides hope that private sector expertise might be on its way
Now Comes The Hard Part
By appointing his first school board, Mayor Kenney has taken responsibility for schools. How can we know if he’s succeeded?