Ideas We Should Steal: Fight City Gun Violence with Better Street Design
One Portland neighborhood reduced gun violence 60 percent by changing traffic patterns and reviving a park. Philly could do that, right?
Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence with Cognitive Behavior Therapy
A program in Massachusetts and Baltimore trains shooters to refrain from shooting by literally changing their minds
Ideas We Should Steal: More Public Defense Spending
Pennsylvania is the only state that doesn’t provide money for public defenders. What would it look like if they — like progressive prosecutors — had the resources to be reformers?
Ideas We Should Steal: Raising School Funds through Solar Power
In Batesville, Arkansas, a high school’s solar panels saved the district enough money to raise teacher salaries. A similar program in Philly could save as much as $20,000 per school
Ideas We Should Steal: Make College More Affordable
A longtime college president urges Pennsylvania to learn from states like Illinois and Louisiana, which are increasing college attendance by requiring high schoolers to submit a free student aid application
Ideas We Should Steal: Fully Paid Teacher Sabbaticals
The U.K. is giving some teachers a paid year off in the hopes that it will help keep them in their jobs. Could that solve Philly’s teacher retention problem too?
Ideas We Should Steal: Cool Streets to Cool the Air
America’s hottest city—Phoenix—lowered surface temperatures of a neighborhood by more than 10 degrees with a new water-based surface on its streets. Could Philly be next?
Ideas We Should Steal: Lawyers Stand Against Muslim Refugee Ban
Attorneys from major law firms and nonprofits alike banned together to help refugees planning to enter the United States in the wake of Trump's ban on Muslim travelers