Philadelphia reduced school-based arrests by 91% since 2013

BY: - December 6, 2023

By Amanda NeMoyer, Drexel University and Naomi Goldstein, Drexel University Across the United States, arrest rates for young people under age 18 have been declining for decades. However, the proportion of youth arrests associated with school incidents has increased. According to the U.S. Department of Education, K-12 schools referred nearly 230,000 students to law enforcement […]

Universities, nonprofits step up to aid depleted Philadelphia public school libraries

BY: - July 26, 2023

This article was updated at 4:54 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 to correct a statement about the reopening of school libraries. PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia is known for its prominent universities like the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Temple, St. Joseph’s, and others. Their presence boasts a rich educational and medical landscape. While the abundance of such […]


Funding the 500: This is what a fair funding system will look like for Philly’s students | Opinion

BY: - June 22, 2023

For one, modern school facilities that mirror the facilities readily available in wealthier school districts.

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Less than 1% of Philadelphia students are using the district’s tutoring programs

BY: - June 11, 2023

District officials aren’t sure why its tutoring program, which is free for the district’s K-12 students, isn’t reaching more of them.

Report: Philly schools miss the mark on performance and progress

BY: - May 8, 2023

Fifteen percent of district schools have met most or all performance targets or improved on at least half of them.