April 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Philadelphia Launches $30 Million Literacy Push

The School District of Philadelphia has launched a $30 million early literacy initiative intended to make sure that by 2020, all students are reading on grade level when they reach fourth grade.

Despite Citywide Cuts, West Philadelphia Alliance for Children Opens 18th School Library

“In terms of school libraries, are we [Philadelphia] becoming a third world country?” asks Deb Kachel of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. The West Philadelphia Alliance for Children says no. The nonprofit has been partnering with schools to reopen school libraries.