Jun. 24, 2021 9:00 am
PA data: Opioid overdoses spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic
There was a modest national decline in overdose mortality from prescription opioids from 2017 to 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upended many of these advances, say researchers from Penn State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.