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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.
Bridging the digital divide: An equity saga purpose

Jun. 17, 2021 8:30 am

Bridging the digital divide: An equity saga

With the uptake of vaccinations and the drop in COVID cases and fatalities, the question is —will the urgency that forced the digital divide higher on the city’s priority list ultimately dissipate?
Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up? purpose

May 11, 2021 9:00 am

Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?

No state yet requires students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but how states manage other vaccines and exemptions can help us think about how a COVID-19 vaccine requirement might work, says guest columnist Kristine Bowman.
Nonprofits can learn a lot about mutual aid from the team that was at Taggart Elementary on Saturday purpose

Apr. 19, 2021 1:29 pm

Nonprofits can learn a lot about mutual aid from the team that was at Taggart Elementary on Saturday

"It’s not a job. It’s helping the people taking care of the people. It’s being out reaching the people where they are," Caring for Friends CEO Vincent Schiavone told new Generocity contributor Marilyn Kai Jewett.
The School District of Philadelphia has a new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools purpose

Apr. 13, 2021 1:00 pm

The School District of Philadelphia has a new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools

The district reports that it has stayed below a positivity rate of 1% since it began hybrid in-person and remote learning this year.
How race-related stress could be driving educators of color away from the job purpose

Apr. 13, 2021 10:04 am

How race-related stress could be driving educators of color away from the job

More than 75% of the teachers surveyed by guest columnist Ain Grooms reported a negative sense of belonging, especially when they thought school districts would not devise policies to actively address equity and racism.
Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being purpose

Apr. 9, 2021 2:48 pm

Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being

Guest columnist Sandra Chafouleas says "behavioral vaccines" are especially important as schools seek to fully resume in-person instruction.
Opinion: The call for PILOTs is a call for wealthy nonprofits to invest in justice rather than charity purpose

Apr. 5, 2021 9:13 am

Opinion: The call for PILOTs is a call for wealthy nonprofits to invest in justice rather than charity

PILOTs have the power to "shift wealth from powerful and privileged institutions to the neediest and most marginalized communities," says guest columnist Angela Chan.
Juntos releases results of yearlong survey on immigrant and refugee safety at Philly schools purpose

Feb. 15, 2021 3:40 pm

Juntos releases results of yearlong survey on immigrant and refugee safety at Philly schools

The School District of Philadelphia recently updated their ‘Immigrant and Refugee Toolkit’ for teachers, staff and administrators, but according to Juntos' survey, only 28% of the respondents had read it.
Hidden figures: The corps of young people helping build stronger educational networks people

Feb. 11, 2021 2:14 pm

Hidden figures: The corps of young people helping build stronger educational networks

Guest columnist Darryl Bundrige highlights AmeriCorps members whose quiet commitment to national service in our public schools is helping students and teachers manage disruptions, stress and disconnection in the wake of the pandemic.

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