In mid-November, Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission voted to disband after operating for 16 years. The historic vote came several weeks after Mayor Jim Kenney announced the city would take back control of the school system in one of his biggest actions regarding education in Philadelphia. Throughout Kenney’s campaign and tenure, he put education at the... Continue Reading →
The Tutor Institute, an annual conference for people who work in adult literacy in Philadelphia, included a panel of adult learners who shared their stories and what educators could do for their students.
In North Philadelphia, many corner stores don't sell fresh produce, and Joe Yun, the owner of Hue, a "fusion food market," explains why it can be tough. Hue, based on the corner of Cecil B. Moore Avenue and 16th Street, is one the few sources of fresh fruits and vegetables near Temple University. The... Continue Reading →
Philadelphia’s $500 million Rebuild program could produce a practice that increases the investment in businesses owned by minorities, women or businesses owned by people with disabilities. The project aims to improve facilities at parks, libraries and recreation centers around the city. At a community informational meeting yesterday at Martin Luther King Recreation Center, Rebuild leaders... Continue Reading →
Julie Christie is the Enterprise Editor for The Temple News -- the independent, student-run newspaper at Temple University. She hopes to focus her journalism career in data journalism and criminal justice. Julie interned at The Reentry Project over the summer and developed a passion for solutions journalism. The Reentry Project is a 15-newsroom collaboration that focused... Continue Reading →