The Citizen Recommends: Reading Promise Week
A weeklong celebration of literacy seeks to empower Philadephians of all ages to find strength, and joy, in literacy.
20+ Philly Education Organizations to Support
How to help students in Philadelphia? Give a hand to any of these initiatives, organizations that are already doing the good work to support students, educators and communities
Something All Pennsylvanians Can Agree On
What could get state senators to cross party lines? How about a crisis among children and adult Pennsylvanians who can’t read
Meet Philadelphia’s Cosmic Writers
This nonprofit brings out the creative writer in school-age students in Philly and beyond. In a city with an abysmal literacy rate, these efforts are paying off.
Ideas We Should Steal: Ban the Ban, Not the Book
Attention, Governor Shapiro and Pennsylvania state legislators: Illinois has banned book bans. NJ is thinking about it and PA should too.
Ideas We Should Steal: Information Literacy Education
New Jersey became the first state to require schools teach K-12 students how to tell fact from fiction — a critical skill in preserving democracy
Citizens of the Week: Brent Johnstone and Akeiff Staples
We’ve all heard the research: Early literacy is critical to success. Two fathers do their part to help Philadelphia’s early learners develop a lifelong love of reading — and of themselves
Why The New School Year Offers Reasons for Hope
Educators on how the school year that starts today in Philly could be one that makes the new normal better than normal