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Lola M. Rooney

Why Some Kids Succeed

Lola M. Rooney never intended to study the effectiveness of pre-kindergarten education, but over the years she encountered results too important to ignore or keep to herself. In her work, she has laid to...
Philly Poverty

The Stress of Poverty is a Serious Disease for Philly Kids

“Casserian engeri?” (“And how are the children?”) — Traditional Masai greeting. The most serious, non-infectious  disease in childhood, and the most common, is poverty. Despite economic gains in the last few years, children remain the poorest age...

Local Parent and Teacher Advocates Talk Unity … Separately

Over the weekend, education advocates gathered to talk about solidarity in the School District. Two groups –Parents United for Public Education and Teacher Action Group – held separate daylong events, which included workshops and discussions and were...

Crazy. And that’s the excitement of it.

By his own description, Neil Geyette was raised around badass educators, led by his mother. A public school teacher, Rhonda Geyette raised her son by herself. She had started her career in what were then called...

Gun Violence Summit Grapples with Where to Go From Here

Sixth-grader Samantha Sandhaus' question was so innocent – simple and logical – that, for one brief moment, it silenced two seasoned, and loquacious, politicians. Why, the 12-year-old wondered, if the city of Philadelphia can't legally make laws...

After walkout, early signs of powerful alliance begin to emerge

For Jenette Wheeler, supporting the students of Lower Merion High on National Walkout Day was a no-brainer – even though she knows that they aren’t the ones who bear the brunt of the nation’s...

Students take protest to steps of School District and City Hall

Several hundred students gathered on the steps of the School District's headquarters late Wednesday morning after the National School Walkout against gun violence to continue demonstrating for school and neighborhood safety and gun control. Organizers from the...

Philadelphia’s new spot for fresh fish is … in a school?

With old favorites like Ippolito’s and Darigo’s Fish Market, South Philadelphia has long been a mecca for the city’s seafood lovers. But the neighborhood’s latest fishmonger may be its most novel — and not simply because...

Students and Community Members Have a Family Talk During Black Lives Matter Week of...

Family was the emphasis when students and community members gathered at Martin Luther King High School as part of the Black Lives Matter Week of Action. The Caucus of Working Educators organized last week’s event...

On Super Bowl parade day, a look at how the Eagles give to the...

As the city celebrates the Super Bowl champion Eagles, it is easy to forget their actions off the field -- including their generosity to social causes. And tops on their list is educational equity. In...

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