Student Activism Is on the Rise and America Is Listening

Imagine waking up the morning after surviving a school shooting, sitting down to breakfast, and logging on to Twitter only to see thousands upon...

Student Activism Calendar of Upcoming Events

On March 14, 2018, exactly one month after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, thousands of students across the country walked out of...

Leading the Fight Against the Sexploitation and Sexualization of Girls

The Power of One: Melinda Tankard Reist “Sex sells,” as the old advertising saw goes. But according to Australian writer and activist Melinda Tankard Reist,...

How Medicaid Became A Go-To Funder For Schools

OAKLAND, Calif. — Gerardo Alejandrez used to punch classmates, throw chairs and curse at his teachers, conduct that forced him to switch from school...

After Shooting, ‘Honor How Kids Want To Deal With Their Feelings’

With so much coverage of last week’s grisly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students, parents and others are struggling to cope. Christine Sylvest, a child...

Case Tests Whether Districts Must Protect Students From Bullying Under PA...

Do school districts in Pennsylvania have a legal obligation to protect students from discriminatory harassment and bullying? A court case filed on behalf of a...

Family Crisis Or New Joy? Get Paid Time Off For It

Last May, I wrote a column that offered tips for caregivers — without knowing that I would soon become one myself. A few months later,...

Panel Says Teachers Aren’t Prepared to Deal with Trauma in Children

A student who seems inattentive in class may not be inattentive at all,  one of the area’s leading experts on trauma-informed education said yesterday. “Maybe...

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ CHIP (Finally) Gets Funded

 Three and a half months after funding expired for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP is finally refinanced, this time for six years. That...

Philly’s Prenatal Care Revolution … and What Still Needs to Change

The Power of One: JoAnne Fischer JoAnne Fischer knows that bright futures start long before birth. Children born to healthy, prepared mothers are more likely...

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