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Opinion: It is OK to admit that things are hard right now purpose

Oct. 16, 2020 9:36 am

Opinion: It is OK to admit that things are hard right now

"Many of us are juggling several roles amidst living in a global pandemic and continued exposure to racism and bias," says guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins.
Finding light in darkness: Tips on embracing community and self-care purpose

Sep. 29, 2020 8:58 am

Finding light in darkness: Tips on embracing community and self-care

Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins remembers her student Cheickna Traoré, and offers insights into the elements of both the artwork memorializing him, and her own Love-and-Light map.
A working mom on back-to-school life in COVID purpose

Sep. 14, 2020 12:44 pm

A working mom on back-to-school life in COVID

In the midst of a global pandemic, when the family juggling act has intensified and the ability to provide the most basic needs is even more at risk, the crises faced by working mothers cannot be ignored, says guest columnist Michelle Legaspi Sanchez.
Opinion: Your authentic self is your superpower purpose

Sep. 8, 2020 12:39 pm

Opinion: Your authentic self is your superpower

This week’s column is focused on how all in education can work collectively to make this historic school year successful, says guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins.
First day of school assignment: Help all students #LogOnPHL purpose

Sep. 2, 2020 6:33 am

First day of school assignment: Help all students #LogOnPHL

Philadelphia’s business community, nonprofits, and charitable foundations worked with the City and School District of Philadelphia to create and provide access to a new platform for students to learn remotely.
Opinion: My back-to-school challenge for you purpose

Aug. 25, 2020 3:09 pm

Opinion: My back-to-school challenge for you

"Now is not the time to divide, but come together," says guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins.
How other countries reopened schools during the pandemic – and what the US can learn from them purpose

Jul. 23, 2020 9:22 am

How other countries reopened schools during the pandemic – and what the US can learn from them

There is no perfect way to reopen schools during a pandemic. But the policies and practices of countries that have had some initial success with schools point in the same direction, says guest columnist Bob Spires.
7 ways schools can help students who are English language learners purpose

Sep. 27, 2019 8:00 am

7 ways schools can help students who are English language learners

Twelve percent of children in Philadelphia schools are classified as English language learners and there are several things that school districts, schools, and educators can do to help them thrive.
Check out this guide for partnering with the Philly school district purpose

Aug. 31, 2017 11:08 am

Check out this guide for partnering with the Philly school district

The School District of Philadelphia's Office of Strategic Partnerships has a new online guide for organizations interested in bringing their services to schools.
Philly had an all-time high of homeless children and youth in 2014. Here’s why results

Jan. 10, 2017 7:39 am

Philly had an all-time high of homeless children and youth in 2014. Here’s why

The Pa. Department of Education reported 5,764 students who experienced homelessness in Philadelphia that year. People's Emergency Center's Joe Willard attributes the historic high to better tracking methods.

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