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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.
Student voice needs to be at forefront of CRT decision-making purpose

Jun. 10, 2021 9:45 am

Student voice needs to be at forefront of CRT decision-making

Legislators in several states, including Pennsylvania, want to ban teaching that acknowledges that the legacy of slavery, segregation, and other forms of institutional racism continues to permeate the social fabric of the nation.
Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice purpose

Apr. 21, 2021 7:00 am

Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice

Columnist Ami Patel Hopkins offers resources for educators and parents to continue to empower students and children to use their voices — as 17-year-old Darnella did — and to hold people accountable.
Opinion: Why aren’t we paying our early childhood educators what they deserve? purpose

Apr. 20, 2021 8:41 am

Opinion: Why aren’t we paying our early childhood educators what they deserve?

"It is time for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia to invest in teachers by increasing the per child rate provided to the organizations who are educating our young children," says guest columnist Kathy McHale.
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.
5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online purpose

Feb. 18, 2021 2:00 pm

5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online

"When students feel an instructor truly cares about them and their success, those students are more likely to engage with the course material and the teacher," says guest columnist Meredith Aquila.
Opinion: Can we talk about schools in Philadelphia? purpose

Aug. 12, 2020 8:08 am

Opinion: Can we talk about schools in Philadelphia?

Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins is focused on elevating voices and perspectives in regular, solutions-oriented columns about education-related concerns.
This educator wants to get more Black male teachers in Philly purpose

Jan. 3, 2017 12:28 pm

This educator wants to get more Black male teachers in Philly

Sharif El-Mekki wants to triple the number of Black male educators by 2025 through a fellowship program.
Revitalizing the Labor Movement — An Event with Philly Socialists and Caucus of Working Educators purpose

Apr. 10, 2015 12:30 pm

Revitalizing the Labor Movement — An Event with Philly Socialists and Caucus of Working Educators

At the event, Jane McAlevey will discuss her book, "Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement."
Event: PhilaSoup Grapes and Grants funding

Jan. 8, 2015 11:57 am

Event: PhilaSoup Grapes and Grants

PhilaSoup is hosting an informational happy hour on Monday, January 26.

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