Bill Hite, Reconsidered

Philadelphia’s schools superintendent has taken some hits lately. Does he have what it takes to manage—and tame—a $3.5 billion bureaucracy?

By Larry Platt

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Richard Gordon IV

The newly-named Principal of the Year thinks the key to turning around Philly schools comes down to human connection. His work at Robeson High School may prove him right.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Integrity Icon 2020: Meet Shaquita A. Smith

As the social studies curriculum specialist for the School District of Philadelphia, Smith helps open worlds, and doors, for more than 200,000 students every year

By Jessica Blatt Press

Citizens of the Week: Philly’s School Nurses

The unsung health heroes of the pandemic have risen to the challenge of new job descriptions

By Jessica Blatt Press

Guest Commentary: Help All Students #LogOnPHL

A first-day-of-school assignment for all Philadelphians from the mayor and schools superintendent.

By Jim Kenney and William R. Hite Jr.

How to Help Students and Teachers Now

School looks very different this fall in Philadelphia. How can we get our kids through it?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Collaboration to the rescue!

With the recent announcement to provide Wi-Fi to 35,000 low-income student households, city leaders showed that they can leave their silos in order to forge real change

By Jessica Blatt Press

“Build Your Own Brand”

Could the key to turning around Philly schools come down to human connection? Robeson High School Principal Richard Gordon IV thinks so—and he has the outcomes to prove it

By Jessica Blatt Press