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

By Elaine Maimon

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

By Stacy Holland

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?

By Mensah M. Dean

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

By Courtney DuChene

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?

By Lauren McCutcheon

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?

By Sharif El-Mekki

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

By Elaine Maimon

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

By Peshe Kuriloff