How Not to Start a School Year
The rage-inducing opening of the new school year illustrates why good management matters—and how our leaders are failing us
Will The School District Squander Its $1.1 Billion Stimulus Windfall?
A history of management snafus under Superintendent Bill Hite can only make you wonder if we’re able to seize this potentially transformative moment
Bill Hite, Reconsidered
Philadelphia’s schools superintendent has taken some hits lately. Does he have what it takes to manage—and tame—a $3.5 billion bureaucracy?
Guest Commentary: Help All Students #LogOnPHL
A first-day-of-school assignment for all Philadelphians from the mayor and schools superintendent.
How to Remake Schools
Eight questions to consider as we look to reopening schools in Philly
Reality Check: Let’s Rethink Our School Board
Without pay or accountability to citizens, this WURD host wonders, how can we really expect school board members to solve what ails the struggling system?
Reality Check: Philly Schools Are Like a Slow-Moving Asteroid
Philly schools are toxic, underperforming and mismanaged. When, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, is someone going to take responsibility?
Ideas We Should Steal: Using Civic Leaders to Make Government Smarter
Had your fill of incompetent local government? In Chicago, pro-bono civic leaders help implement smart policy