Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: One Stop Contraception Shop

With Roe v. Wade overturned, a national nonprofit's work breaking down barriers to getting effective birth control is more vital than ever

By Jill Harkins

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?

By Courtney DuChene

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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?

By Emily Nonko

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

By Christina Griffith

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

By Elaine Maimon

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?

By Quinn O'Callaghan

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?

By Leah Garden