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Philadelphia Education

Springboard Collaborative Avoided a Sophomore Slump

Jessie Fox | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jessie Fox

The bottom line is this: buried under the depressing headlines about an educational system crumbling before our eyes, there is at least a glimmer of hope. Students want to be better and parents want to be involved. This ain't summer school, indeed.

Springboard Collaborative Welcomes the School Year

Jessie Fox | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Jessie Fox

Springboard Collaborative combines targeted student instruction with parent training. The goal is to close the literacy gap. The method is to offer in...

Young Leaders Propose Solutions for Philly Education

Jessie Fox | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Jessie Fox

If we don't start to come together as a city and look forward, we will lose what we have been working so hard for. We can't lose our dynamics and our renaissance. We can't let go of our Philadelphia.

Power Behind the Voice

Jessie Fox | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jessie Fox

The public education system in Philadelphia is in crisis. As much as the city would like an all-encompassing answer, there isn't one. Even if there ...

Swift to Hear; Slow to Speak: A Message to TFA Teachers, Critics, and Education Reformers

Camika Royal, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Camika Royal, Ph.D.

Philadelphians are strong. We endure. The school district of Philadelphia is the second oldest public school system in the United States of America. And throughout that almost 200-year history, our schools have faced some severe challenges.

Philadelphia Students Voice Frustration Over School Violence, Lack Of Leadership

Philadelphia Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

West Philadelphia High School students told the School Reform Commission yesterday that poor leadership and disorganization sparked a resurgence of vi...