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 during the 2022-23 school year
Generation Change Philly: The Teachers’ Teacher
Laura Boyce doesn’t just advocate for educators in Philadelphia public schools. She teaches them to advocate for themselves, for their students, and for the Philadelphia School District
Art for Change: The Teaching Artist
The next in a series with Forman Arts Initiative, actor, writer and educator Camille Young uses her voice to celebrate others — especially Black femme artists — and her classroom to help young people celebrate themselves.
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
This school year was hard. You know who made it easier for the rest of us? Teachers
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
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?
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