Black Teachers Are Not Enough
A Mastery principal notes that schools also need support to keep those—and all—teachers in their jobs
Kenney In Denial
When it comes to poverty, Philly remains in last place. So why does the Mayor sound like he’s satisfied?
Ideas We Should Steal: Training teachers like doctors
Could a Michigan experiment to bring medical school-like training to the teaching of teachers make for better-prepared educators—and more successful students?
Do Something: Defend the Free Press
This week, stand with students against gun violence, farm in Center City, discuss the free press and more!
Finally, A Business Leader Steps Up…
…In Los Angeles. But a new face on the Philly school board provides hope that private sector expertise might be on its way
Citizen of the Week: Scott Blunk
The volunteer at W.B. Saul High School’s on-campus farm is taking what was once seen as troublesome and expensive animal waste and transforming it from poo to profit
Idea We Should Steal: Buying Better Food
The LA-based Center for Good Food Purchasing helps districts and governments lead the way in buying healthy food. Can we get Philly schools on board?
Guest Commentary: Absent teachers hurt students—and taxpayers
A school reform advocate breaks down what happens when teachers miss school. Hint: It costs everyone