Guest Commentary: A Love Letter to Education Heroes

A 7th grade Philly math and science teacher reflects on the hardest of school years — and thanks all those who made it possible. Namely: those doing the work

By Ami Patel Hopkins

Dear Teachers

This school year was hard. You know who made it easier for the rest of us? Teachers

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizens of the Week: Cobbs Creek Park Cleanups

How a retired Philly high school science teacher started an all-volunteer anti-litter operation in Cobbs Creek Park

By Nick Russo

Ideas We Should Steal: Fully Paid Teacher Sabbaticals

The U.K. is giving some teachers a paid year off in the hopes that it will help keep them in their jobs. Could that solve Philly’s teacher retention problem too?

By Quinn O'Callaghan

The Citizen Updates: Teaching Black Teachers

Sharif El-Mekki’s Center for Black Educator Development now has 99 apprentices in 14 states, and is working to create pipelines for Philly students to become the teachers they need

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

18+ Ways To Help Students (and Teachers) Succeed This Year

Let’s commit to be all in on making this pandemic school year the best it can be

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Breaking Barriers to Black Health

Get Fresh Daily founder and recent Well City Challenge winner Jiana Murdic is making healthy food accessible to her community—with a special focus on Black moms like her

By Maddy Sweitzer-Lamme