Philadelphia Private Schools: Are They the Right Choice for Your Child?

John Nagl is sitting comfortably on the back porch of his house across the street from the Haverford School campus on a sticky summer day. […]


OPINION: The One Big Thing Missing From Allan Domb’s Plan to Grow the City

As we’ve unfortunately learned, some business leaders may not be the most effective political leaders. But Allan Domb doesn’t fall into that category. Since taking […]


Kenney Calls Pa. Senator’s “Inner City” Comment “Racism”

Last week, Pennsylvania senator and Education Committee chair John Eichelberger reportedly claimed that students in some “inner city” neighborhoods need “less intensive” programs. This week, Mayor Jim […]


Pa. Senator Draws Ire for Comment on “Inner City” Students

A Pennsylvania senator and Education Committee chair has drawn criticism from some Democrats after he claimed students in some “inner city” neighborhoods need “less intensive” […]


Casey Grills Trump’s Education Pick on Sexual Assault Allegation Procedures

Prompted by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey yesterday, Betsy DeVos, the woman who will likely head the U.S. Department of Education under president-elect Donald Trump, said she […]


ThinkFest Recap: 3 Takeaways From Jeff Yass on School Vouchers

Jeff Yass is a stock trader in the Philadelphia suburbs. He is a board member of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. He has […]


Students Don’t Know How to Handle the State University Faculty Strike More than 5,000 faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities went on strike this morning in a move that affects more than 100,000 students, […]

Anne Holton in Ardmore on Saturday

Q&A: Anne Holton, Clinton Ally, on Education

Last Thursday, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine stopped at Spring Garden Elementary School to stump for votes and brandish his education credentials. He was […]


Faculty at 14 Pennsylvania Universities Vote to Authorize a Strike

Faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities could soon go on strike.


In Defense of Trigger Warnings

Last week, the University of Chicago made national headlines when the school announced to incoming freshman that it does not support trigger warnings. (You can […]

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Philadelphia School District: We’ve Filled 99 Percent of Teacher Vacancies

Philadelphia School District superintendent William R. Hite Jr. announced Wednesday that the school district is on track to have all teacher vacancies filled by the […]


Philly Organization Hopes to Recruit 1,000 Black Male Teachers by 2020

A group of local teachers has put together a plan to increase recruitment of black men into the profession. The Fellowship, a recently founded organization, […]


Why Pa.’s New School Funding Formula Is Still Unfair and Unconstitutional

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Michael Churchill. Churchill is a staff attorney at the Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia.) While […]


Op-Ed: Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About the Soda Tax

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Randi Weingarten, written in response to an op-ed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Weingarten is […]

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A.C. Teacher Intervenes in Fight, Gets Fired

An Atlantic City teacher has been fired, accused of using excessive force after intervening in a fight between sixth graders. The Press of Atlantic City […]