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Philadelphia Councilwoman Pushes For More Public School Water Fountains

by Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some Philadelphia public school students are thirsty for knowledge. And some are just thirsty. Councilwoman Helen Gym says there are too many broken water fountains in schools, and this week, she proposed legislation to fix the problem. 169 more words


Learning not Grades: Answers from #Educon

Educon, for me, has always been such a hotbed of fresh ideas.

This year, the theme of Educon 2.8 is EMPOWERMENT.

Here is part of the Friday night panel conversation that seriously resonated with me.   338 more words

Leading Learning

Distrust of School "Reform" Surfaces in Tuesday's Election

Tuesday’s election brought some positive reversals in support of public schools in places where, at the local level, “corporatized school reform” has, until now, been making headway. 672 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Philly shows Chicago what democracy looks like.

Philadelphia mayor-elect Jim Kenney and Helen Gym, council woman-elect.

The city is run by a mayor who pushes a school reform agenda that focuses on closing neighborhood schools and opening the city to charters. 382 more words

Helen Gym

New PAC Connects City Issues Through Public Space

PHILADELPHIA – A few years ago, Geoff Kees Thompson created a blog, called This Old City, as a means to connecting the dots between various aspects of planning that affect the urban dwellers on a daily basis. 1,115 more words