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What does education have to do with action — in the face of the climate crisis? purpose

Apr. 7, 2021 3:27 pm

What does education have to do with action — in the face of the climate crisis?

Local universities and schools offer open access teaching resources and frameworks for environmental sustainability and resilience, says columnist Eric Hartman.
What’s excellent global education, and where is it happening in Pennsylvania? purpose

Mar. 9, 2021 10:22 am

What’s excellent global education, and where is it happening in Pennsylvania?

"Thinking globally requires wrestling with the way injustice and inequity stemming from historic exclusion and patterns of colonization is embedded in the very structures of every local place," says columnist Eric Hartman.
Power moves: So many changes across the sector in Jan. and Feb. people

Mar. 4, 2021 1:58 pm

Power moves: So many changes across the sector in Jan. and Feb.

This part 1 of our column on leadership and professional growth makes note only of staff-level changes; part 2 is forthcoming and will mark appointments to boards.
How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America purpose

Feb. 26, 2021 8:00 am

How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America

Counter-maps highlight the experiences of oppressed people, and Black Americans were among the earliest purveyors of counter-mapping, say guest columnists Joshua F.J. Inwood and Derek H. Alderman.
TikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms — here’s why kids love it purpose

Sep. 25, 2020 2:06 pm

TikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms — here’s why kids love it

With TikTok, it’s impossible to separate the individual from the meme, says Penn State professor Kevin Munger.
Philadelphia’s rush to reconcile purpose

Jul. 31, 2020 1:29 pm

Philadelphia’s rush to reconcile

The push for truth and reconciliation commissions has increased in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. Philadelphia has two separate iterations — one of them with significant participation from the nonprofit sector.
Ashamed over my mental illness, I realized drawing might help me — and others — cope purpose

May 13, 2020 12:59 pm

Ashamed over my mental illness, I realized drawing might help me — and others — cope

"Art became the way," writes guest columnist William Doan.
Grieving in the time of COVID-19: Resources and guidance purpose

May 5, 2020 12:23 pm

Grieving in the time of COVID-19: Resources and guidance

How do you grieve if you cannot gather with family and loved ones? How do you get through loss if the processes meant to help you are unavailable? That's the reality for many during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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