Kenney’s school visits reflect a change in focus for the city’s education

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 →

Philadelphia’s Rebuild program is trying to increase diversity and set a precedent

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 →

Exploring Philadelphia institutions’ effectiveness and holding them accountable

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 →

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