The Big Reveal

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It’s time for the Big Reveal. Which school did we pick after nearly three years of searching? We’ll get to that in a moment. First... Read more

Why do so many people avoid Philly schools?

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Why didn't my husband and I choose our local public school, Laura Wheeler Waring, for our son? And why don't we know anyone who does? That... Read more

Our school hunt is over

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If you had told me before I became a mother that I would start looking for an elementary school for my son before he turned three years old... Read more

Kindergarten shouldn't be this hard

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“Do you want people to pick Philadelphia, or do you want them to pick somewhere else?" With those words, Eric Santoro, a father whose... Read more

Let's talk about bullies

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“When I was in eighth grade, my friends fired me,” writes Emily Bazelon in her new book Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture... Read more

Advice on how to raise your wee ones

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If anyone had ever told me how challenging parenting is – or how loud and relentless a 5-year-old can be – well, my son is so cute... Read more

Fun events with kids in Philly

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There are often so many fun ways to spend time with kids in Philadelphia that my family ends up staying home because we just can’t decide... Read more

Your turn to grill Philly schools chief

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If you would like to ask the new head of Philadelphia schools a question, here’s your chance: Hite will appear with Second District Councilman... Read more