Saturday, May 30, 2015

Where's Kristen?

For months, I wondered what would come first: the baby or the budget?

Where's Kristen?

For months, I wondered what would come first: the baby or the budget?

Well, now I know - the baby! My Philadelphia School District coverage is going on hiatus for a few months as I become a first-time mom. (Any day!) 

Never fear, though - my ace education reporter colleague Martha Woodall, who writes about charter and private schools, will take over district coverage in my absence, with guest appearances by Sue Snyder, now our higher education reporter.  Martha and Sue know the ropes - they have both distinguished themselves in the past for their city schools beat coverage.  And I’ll be back in the fall, hopefully only marginally sleep deprived.

I will be following district goings-on with great interest from home this summer - the progress of this most serious budget situation, the resolution of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ contract, continuing massive changes in our public school system, and more. I think my fingers will itch on SRC days - thank goodness I can livestream the meetings at least! - and I will resist the urge to livetweet the baby’s birth. That’s a promise.


Thanks for following along, now and in the future. Catch you in a few months.

About this blog

Inquirer reporter Kristen Graham writes the Philly School Files blog, where she covers education in Philadelphia, both in and out of the classroom.

During the school year, you’ll frequently find her hosting live chats about the district on

Please do pass along the scoop about what’s going on at your Philadelphia public school; Kristen welcomes tips, story ideas and witty banter.

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