Remembering a Bonner grad

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Working on a Sunday column about progress (or lack thereof) amid the many arranged marriages underway between parish schools in the Archdiocese... Read more

Save Our Schools, The Marathon Continues

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Today's column about the million-dollar mad dash to save Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Predergast High Schools brought out more tales of... Read more

Paterno Memorial Service Tickets Sold Briefly on eBay

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From From the Things We Can't Make Up Dept: People were trying to sell tickets to Penn State coach Joe Paterno's memorial service on eBay. On... Read more
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The extraordinary Fofo Mahmoud

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The email from Akiro Phan popped into my in box with the mundane, often dubious subject header "Proposal/Request," which I suspected was going... Read more

Literal and literacy

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I made a mistake. I think it’s important for adults to admit this as soon as they realize they’ve made a mistake, and so I am... Read more

In the running to fund outdoor fun

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So much has been written about apathetic, uninvolved city school parents that it's refreshing to tell the stories of grown-ups fighting to... Read more
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Ackerman Out

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After a tumultuous summer -- actually, a tumultuous year -- Arlene Ackerman is out as superintendent of the Philadelphia School District. Ackerman... Read more

Great Minds Think Alike!

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Spending the morning breathing hot air in City Hall, where City Council members continue to hear testimony and pontificate on whether to tax... Read more