Penn Prof: “Don’t Grade Schools on Grit”

There’s probably no person in America who has done more to popularize the idea of “grit” as an essential component of a child’s success than […]


A Class of Their Own: African-American Homeschoolers in Philadelphia

Ama Mazama, slight in stature and wearing a tightly fastened Ruth Bader Ginsberg ponytail, is revving up an Epson projector on a cold and rainy […]


Kids Are Mummifying Chickens at Main Line School

It will cost you $21,000 to send your fifth grader to the Haverford Friends School, but when you take into consideration the fact that she’ll […]

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5 Takeaways From Kenney’s Chamber of Commerce Speech

In his first few weeks as mayor, Jim Kenney didn’t announce many new or surprising initiatives. On Inauguration Day, City Council Darrell Clarke unveiled more ambitious plans than Kenney did; just […]


Philly Adding Bachelor’s Degrees at Second-Highest Rate in U.S.

Philadelphia’s population is much more educated than it was just four years ago — but it’s still got plenty of room for improvement compared to other […]


Former Tennessee Education Chief: Universal Pre-K Might Not Work

One of the top priorities in Mayor Jim Kenney’s still-young administration is to expand the city’s pre-K programs to include all children. The tab will be […]

School District of Philadelphia

Study: Philly Support for Public Schools Is On the Rise

There is a perception in some circles that the City of Philadelphia has been less than generous when it comes to public schools. But maybe it’s time […]


Pa. Opts Out of Standardized Testing — For Now

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed a bill that delays implementation of statewide standardized testing as a graduation requirement until the 2018-2019 school year. The […]


What Comes After the SRC If It’s Abolished?

When education advocates envision a possible replacement for the School Reform Commission, all kinds of ideas are on the table: How about an elected board? […]


One Philly College Makes List of 50 Best Online Nursing Programs

Drexel University received a nice accolade this week. An organization called Best Medical Degrees named Drexel’s online doctor of nursing degree program as one of the top […]


Temple’s Online MBA Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report

For the second year in a row, Temple University’s Fox School of Business was named the No. 1 online MBA program in the country by U.S. […]


Main Line’s Harcum College Sued for Age Discrimination

A former employee is suing Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. for age discrimination. Susan Friedland, 61, filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of […]


Helen Gym Draws National Attention in New Role

Helen Gym, the longtime education activist, is drawing national attention this week: She joined City Council as an at-large member on Monday, the first Asian-American […]


State: Four Philly Schools Have “Curriculum Deficiencies”

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has ruled that four Philly schools have “curriculum deficiencies,” and must come up with corrective action plans within 45 days. […]


Report: Jefferson and Philadelphia University to Merge

Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University put out a curious press release on Thursday morning, saying the two organizations signed a letter-of-intent “to pursue integration of the two […]