Hope Springs Forward on Education

Signs of progress abound in public education, a longtime university president muses — but there is still work to be done

By Elaine Maimon

Ideas We Should Steal: Educate Adults For Teaching as a Second Career

Philadelphia’s teacher shortage keeps getting worse. A long-time university president finds solutions from her own past, and from the UK, where a program has trained 850 professionals for new jobs as teachers

By Elaine Maimon

Guest Commentary: A Blueprint For Quality Schools

A local education leader urges school officials and other civic stakeholders to come together around a singular vision for Philly’s students — one that creates opportunity

By Stacy Holland

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS: Indrayudh “Indy” Shome

The Citizen’s Educator of the Year is a four language-speaking, music-playing, digital media expert who also loves to share his passion for gardens. He’s inspiring students across the city to make their voices heard

By Courtney DuChene

Guest Commentary: Rigor. Standards. Responsibility.

Marcus Foster was a visionary principal of Simon Gratz High School before his murder in 1973. A visionary principal of today on why his message still matters

By David P. Hardy

Guest Commentary: A Different Kind of Education Promise

The founder of a Black teacher pipeline wonders: Isn’t it time to make a long-term investment in our public school children’s futures?

By Sharif El-Mekki

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