That Time a 7 Year-Old Pitched Me His Story

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Standing in front of a corner store on a hot June day in Philly, a former student tells me why he’s newsworthy.

To the Teacher I Yelled ‘Suck It’ To: I’m Sorry!

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To all the teachers in Philly who crossed my path from kindergarten to graduation, I have two words for you: Thank you!

4 Things I Wished I Learned in Public School & Why

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My entire childhood was spent registered as Philadelphia Public School student, yet the information I needed to succeed was learned outside school walls.

Hope in What Work We Do

Even an empty classroom holds hope.

Michael Copperman talks about the hope and rewards that come from teaching at-risk students.

Boom! Is This Any Way to Keep Kids in School?

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Is the new, graphic, Australian PSA worth its weight in pageviews? Christian Clifton responds.

The Last Black President

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Why would a high school teacher try to crush the dreams of a child? He doesn’t like Barack Obama.

A School, A Gun, and a Generation’s Burden

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Brian Shea reflects on violence in schools vs. his memories of years ago. And calls upon a new generation to find their own way.

55 Years in School: And So It Stands

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Can you miss a building almost as much as the people within? Perhaps.

Good Man: Mr .Wright – A Truly Amazing Teacher

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Student Denaz Taylor calls his teacher, Jeffrey Wright, “…a good man.” JJ Vincent has to agree.

12 Years A Star, Black Boys Achieved

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Years in the making, Parents Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson show that the missing piece in education reform is parental engagement.

You Have My Word

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After watching the movie Bully, Larry Bernstein vows to do everything he can to help stop bullying. What will you do?

How Would You Feel If These Stats Were True About Your Child’s School District? (Video)

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What percentage of students in Philadelphia will go on to graduate from college? The answer will shock you.

Entire Oklahoma Town Flattened by Tornado

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After the giant tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, Melissa Newton and city manager Steven Eddy talk about being in the middle of the destruction.