Education

university president amy gutmann
City Life

It’s Not Just Amy Gutmann. Philly-Area College Presidents Are Leaving in Droves

The recent news that University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has been tapped by President Joe Biden to become the nation’s ambassador to Germany wasn’t […]

Philadelphia gates scholarship winner Akayla Brown
City Life

Meet the Philly Teen Who Just Won the Prestigious Gates Scholarship

On Tuesday night at 8 p.m., 18-year-old Southwest Philadelphia resident Akayla Brown received a life-changing email. She learned she was one of 300 high-school students […]

dolly parton reading to kids as part of her dolly parton imagination library initiative
City Life

Dolly Parton Will Send Free Books to up to 2,000 Philly Kids Each Month

Dolly Parton is having a moment. A rather extended one, in fact. More than 54 years after she released her first album, the music icon […]

City Life

A Philly Teacher Opens Up About What Really Happens in the Online Classroom

If this is not the strangest school year of all time, then it’s surely close. Kindergarten through high school — all taught from home and […]

A child participating in virtual school while his father attempts to work from home as well.
Be Well Philly

10 Virtual School Tips from a Philly Parenting Consultant

If you have school-age children in the Philadelphia area during COVID, chances are they are doing virtual school this fall. This presents a host of […]

an illustration depicting ben franklin high school's name being changed to malcolm x high school
City Life

Parents, Teachers and Activists Want to Rename These Philly Schools

The Frank Rizzo statue is toast. That Christopher Columbus statue in South Philly would seem to have a similar destiny. So what do we do […]

City Life

I Was a Virtual Teacher This Summer. Nobody Is Talking About the Real Reasons Public School Kids Will Struggle This Fall.

“Make sure their cameras are on and they keep their mics muted,” my program director advised us on a Zoom conference call. “Even though we’re […]

Leslie D. Callahan
City Life

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Embrace Spiritual Diversity and Model Equity

Leslie D. Callahan, 50, of West Philadelphia, is senior pastor at St. Paul’s Baptist Church. Nearly two decades ago, when I was determining where I […]

City Life

Philly Colleges Plan to Return In-Person. Some Professors Aren’t So Sure.

As the fall draws nearer, we’re finally starting to learn how education amid pandemic might play out at universities. Back in the spring, when the […]

City Life

Online Learning, Hybrid Classes and Virtual Reality: Philly Universities Prepare for a Risky Fall Semester

The high school seniors who saw their graduation ceremonies ripped away by COVID-19 this spring may now have to worry about their plans for the […]

Students in white coats in the lab
NextHealth PHL

La Salle University, Merck Partner to Prepare Students for Careers in Life Science Industry

La Salle University and multinational pharmaceutical giant Merck have teamed up with Pathway for Patient Health to offer a suite of new courses aimed at […]

Business

I Love My Job: Sex and Fetish Educator Kali Morgan

Kali Morgan wears many hats. When she’s not leading sex education and fetish workshops, running and styling customers at Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium, or officiating […]

City Life

Top-Performing Public High Schools Methodolgy

To come up with a ranking of the top-performing city and suburban public high schools in the eight-county Philadelphia region, we first collected the latest […]

City Life

Can a Radical New High School Disrupt Education in Philadelphia?

Gina Moore draws a sip of grapefruit-tequila cocktail, a small black notebook cradled in her lap. A financial professional and mother of two in her […]

City Life

19 Philly-Area Schools Rethinking Education in Big Ways and Small

Open Connections Where home and school amplify each other Location: Newtown Square | Ages: 2 to 18 | Enrollment: 130 | Price: Starts at $4,000 […]