How Philly Sees Philly: Parents Want Better Schools

The newest data from A Greater Philadelphia finds overwhelming dissatisfaction with Philly schools. Are you listening (new) Superintendent Watlington?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Philadelphia Integrity Icon 2022: Meet Winner Lauren Young

The director of K-12 Mathematics for the School District of Philadelphia was nominated because of her work to set high standards for herself and her team around educating students during Covid-19

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What Problem is the School Board Solving For?

The three finalists for Philly’s new schools superintendent might very well be solid educators. But has anyone asked if that’s really what we need?

By Larry Platt

Guest Commentary: Reject the Curse of Low Expectations

The Philadelphia School Board is on the verge of hiring a new superintendent. But, a former Temple education professor warns, it will take more than one person to transform our schools

By Peshe Kuriloff

Guest Commentary: Help the Kids Vote

On Thursday, the school board will vote on a measure to encourage voter registration in Philly schools. Here, a Philly teacher and local college students sound off on why doing so is critical.

By Thomas Quinn

How To Put More Teachers Into Philly Schools

The School District has 1,900 open positions, including in several classrooms that have no teachers. A longtime university president offers a way out of this disaster.

By Elaine Maimon

Guest Commentary: “It Was Just A Lot of Stress”

Masterman 8th graders sat last week for the School District's new essay requirement for Philly’s top academic high schools. Then the system crashed. Why, one student wonders, can’t they get it right?

By Natalia Shepelavy

The Equity Conundrum

The District’s new magnet schools policy is putting the progressive push for equity under an uncomfortable lens. Does it even solve the problem we need to be solving?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy