How to Help Schools, Students and Teachers

Donate food or money for uniforms, share your expertise, provide reading help and more ways you can support schools in Philadelphia

By Jessica Blatt Press

Character Lab: What Resources Do Schools Really Need?

Support teachers — and test scores — by supplying schools with surprising supplies.

By Samantha Keppler

Pennsylvania, Resolve the Budget Impasse

A long-time university president recalls the dire consequences to public higher education of an Illinois budget stalemate — and urges legislators to ensure that doesn't happen here

By Elaine Maimon

Meet Philadelphia’s Cosmic Writers

This nonprofit brings out the creative writer in school-age students in Philly and beyond. In a city with an abysmal literacy rate, these efforts are paying off.

By Courtney DuChene

Citizen Of The Week: Chris Ulmer of Special Books by Special Kids

A Northeast Philly native is transforming how the world treats people with disabilities, one goofy YouTube interview at a time.

By Lauren McCutcheon

Guest Commentary: The Evidence on Charter Schools Is In

Public charter schools work, a schools reformer explains — especially for Black, Hispanic and low-income students

By Mark Gleason

Ideas We Should Steal: Ban the Ban, Not the Book

Attention, Governor Shapiro and Pennsylvania state legislators: Illinois has banned book bans. NJ is thinking about it and PA should too.

By Elaine Maimon

Citizen of the Week: Atiyah Harmon of Black Girls Love Math

School by school, student by student, a Philly educator is changing how Black girls learn — and embrace — math.

By Johann Calhoun