Who Should Replace Bill Hite?

Superintendent Hite’s announcement this week that he’s leaving the post at the end of the school year is an opportunity for Philadelphia. Here, a wish list of possible school leaders.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

How Not to Start a School Year

The rage-inducing opening of the new school year illustrates why good management matters—and how our leaders are failing us

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

18+ Ways To Help Students (and Teachers) Succeed This Year

Let’s commit to be all in on making this pandemic school year the best it can be

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Will The School District Squander Its $1.1 Billion Stimulus Windfall?

A history of management snafus under Superintendent Bill Hite can only make you wonder if we’re able to seize this potentially transformative moment

By Larry Platt

What’s the School District Trying To Hide?

It took two requests and an Office of Open Records ruling before the School District of Philadelphia released data to a Broad + Liberty reporter about the increase in students failing classes last year. How can we solve a problem we're not allowed to see?

By Todd Shepherd

Guest Commentary: Parents want school choice. Let’s help them get it.

Black parents, especially, favor more school options for their children. The head of Philly’s Children's Scholarship Fund lays out one way to help increase their choice.

By Keisha Jordan

Mystery Shopper: What the Hybrid?

Phase III of the School District’s back to campus plan launches next week—a colossal effort to give kids eight days of in-person learning. Our Mystery Shopper reviewed how it's going.

Mindfulness for Minors

A local nonprofit has shown measurable progress in helping Philly public school students stay on track through training in an unexpected skill: meditation

By Jessica Blatt Press