Nov. 4, 2021 4:35 pm
Stomping Grounds Café celebrates ‘magic’ of coffee in West Philadelphia
Students from YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School learn about the history of coffee and are trained as baristas.
Oct. 1, 2021 4:02 pm
A strong school district = stronger communities
"For the Fund of the School District of Philadelphia, it’s a priority that the next superintendent has this unique trait of understanding and uplifting partnership development," says guest columnist Donna Frisby-Greenwood.
Aug. 31, 2021 2:45 pm
Letters to our ancestors
In this guest column, the three coauthors of the recent report "How the Pandemic Response Has Failed Young People" write letters to themselves from their descendants, imagining a future transformed by youth-empowering policies.
Aug. 30, 2021 1:00 pm
How the pandemic response has failed young people: Unemployment, caregiving and education
"For young people like myself, we did not have a safety net, we were the safety net," says Madison Nardy, a member the Youth Action Board of Community Legal Services, and a coauthor of its recently released report.
Aug. 4, 2021 12:40 pm
Opinion: We can’t let learning loss worsened by COVID deepen opportunity gaps for Philly students
After a year out of classrooms and away from the traditional school environment, students need a chance to recover both academically and emotionally, says guest columnist Kathy Jacoby.
Jul. 23, 2021 9:26 am
Preserving the lessons of the past to build a future of tolerance
"One of the most valuable things our organization can teach people is that the lessons we can gain from studying the Holocaust are universal," says Eszter Kutas, executive director of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.
Jun. 22, 2021 8:00 am
3 important outcomes for young people who are taught critical race theory
Despite what some politicians have suggested, research shows that learning to apply a critical race theoretical perspective and think critically about society do not fuel a sense of divisiveness among youth, says Villanova professor Jerusha Conner.
Jun. 10, 2021 9:45 am
Student voice needs to be at forefront of CRT decision-making
Legislators in several states, including Pennsylvania, want to ban teaching that acknowledges that the legacy of slavery, segregation, and other forms of institutional racism continues to permeate the social fabric of the nation.
May 18, 2021 6:43 am
How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history
In 2020, guest columnist Adam Clulow asked four undergraduate history majors to design a fully functional video game with a clear educational payoff. Now he believes the experience offers a template for transforming the humanities classroom.
May 11, 2021 2:58 pm
Brook J. Lenfest Foundation partners with nonprofits to help former foster kids go to college
“It’s estimated that only 3% of former foster youth who enroll in college will graduate. Through this program, we hope to significantly increase that percentage," said Pedro Ramos of the Philadelphia Foundation, which will administer the grants.