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A strong school district = stronger communities purpose

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.
Letters to our ancestors purpose

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.
How the pandemic response has failed young people: Unemployment, caregiving and education purpose

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.
Opinion: We can’t let learning loss worsened by COVID deepen opportunity gaps for Philly students purpose

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.
Preserving the lessons of the past to build a future of tolerance purpose

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.
3 important outcomes for young people who are taught critical race theory purpose

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.
Student voice needs to be at forefront of CRT decision-making purpose

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.
How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history purpose

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.
Brook J. Lenfest Foundation partners with nonprofits to help former foster kids go to college funding

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.
Updated report on gender diversity of eds and meds boards shows some gains purpose

May 3, 2021 3:59 pm

Updated report on gender diversity of eds and meds boards shows some gains

But racial diversity remains "dire," according to the latest update of 2019 census of board members of the 50 largest nonprofit medical and educational institutions in Greater Philadelphia by the Women's Nonprofit Leadership Initiative.

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