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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.
Research suggests teachers and school staff play a central role in COVID-19 outbreaks on campus purpose

Sep. 15, 2021 3:16 pm

Research suggests teachers and school staff play a central role in COVID-19 outbreaks on campus

School employees may be more likely to transmit the virus to coworkers than students, research suggests. Meanwhile, many teachers are at risk for severe illness if infected.
Schools can reopen safely — an epidemiologist describes what works and what’s not worth the effort purpose

Aug. 17, 2021 9:28 am

Schools can reopen safely — an epidemiologist describes what works and what’s not worth the effort

Vaccines and masking work well for preventing COVID-19 outbreaks in schools, but temperature checks are probably not worth the effort, says guest columnist Brandon Guthrie.
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.
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.
When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 questions teachers and parents are asking purpose

Mar. 26, 2021 10:46 am

When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 questions teachers and parents are asking

Guest columnist Dr. James Wood, a pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases, looks at the risk children getting COVID and when vaccines might be available for them.
What did ‘A Better Chicago’ do for poverty that could work in Philadelphia? purpose

Feb. 24, 2021 10:57 am

What did ‘A Better Chicago’ do for poverty that could work in Philadelphia?

Chicago is a well-off town with a poverty problem. Philadelphia is poor. But The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, Pew's Fund for Health and Human Services and GreenLight Fund Philadelphia are already employing parallel strategies.
Building Anti-Racist White Educators and Melanated Educators Collective are working together on antiracist curricula purpose

Jan. 11, 2021 3:13 pm

Building Anti-Racist White Educators and Melanated Educators Collective are working together on antiracist curricula

A recent grant allows B.A.R.W.E. to compensate M.E.C. for its input, helping  B.A.R.W.E. honor its commitment to not unfairly burden Black educators in building antiracist work.
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.

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