Ideas We Should Steal: Educate Adults For Teaching as a Second Career
Philadelphia’s teacher shortage keeps getting worse. A long-time university president finds solutions from her own past, and from the UK, where a program has trained 850 professionals for new jobs as teachers
Guest Commentary: A Blueprint For Quality Schools
A local education leader urges school officials and other civic stakeholders to come together around a singular vision for Philly’s students — one that creates opportunity
Working Under the Gun
Gun violence citywide decreased in 2023 — but attacks on public employees continued to rise. Can the City keep its bus drivers — and other workers — safe?
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS: Indrayudh “Indy” Shome
The Citizen’s Educator of the Year is a four language-speaking, music-playing, digital media expert who also loves to share his passion for gardens. He’s inspiring students across the city to make their voices heard
The [Insert Name Here] High School in Your Neighborhood
What would happen if middle class families in Philly embraced their local high schools the way they have their elementary schools?
Guest Commentary: A Different Kind of Education Promise
The founder of a Black teacher pipeline wonders: Isn’t it time to make a long-term investment in our public school children’s futures?
Time To Move Past the School Voucher Debate
A longtime university president and public schools advocate urges compromise so low-income students can get the education they deserve today — and public schools can thrive
Guest Commentary: A Better Budget for the School District
The court has promised more and equitable funding for Philadelphia schools. But, a longtime educator notes, all that money won’t matter if the District doesn’t fix how it budgets