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

By Courtney DuChene

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

By Johann Calhoun

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

By Lauren McCutcheon

Guest Commentary: The Real Opportunity Gap 

The head of a literacy nonprofit on how to ensure disadvantaged Philadelphians can read, do math and use a computer—for their prosperity, and all of ours

By Kimmell Proctor

Ideas We Should Steal: Daddy & Me

A New York program bridges the word gap for children of the incarcerated

By Hannah Keyser

Ideas We Should Steal: The Cuban Literacy Campaign

More than fifty years ago, Cuba eradicated widespread illiteracy in one calendar year, and its literacy rate still leads the world. If Cuba can do it…why not Philly?

By Larry Platt

Meet The Problem-Solver

26-year-old Alejandro Gac-Artigas, CEO & Founder of Springboard Collaborative, is disrupting local education — and getting results.

By Rosella LeFevre

Citizen of the Week: Danielle Mancinelli

A teacher takes it upon herself to fill a school's empty library

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy