Schooled: Philadelphia’s Wister Elementary seeks solutions

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Guests: Kevin McCorry, Jovan Weaver

Across the country, public schools have struggled to meet the needs of children in deep poverty, especially students of color. That’s also true in Philadelphia. Keystone Crossroads reporter KEVIN McCORRY spent a year at Wister Elementary School in the East Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia to examine some of the causes and proposed solutions to this ongoing problem. In the new season of McCorry’s podcast, “Schooled,” we hear from teachers, students, administrators, and community members as the school considers transitioning to a charter. McCorry joins us along with Wister Elementary principal, JOVAN WEAVER, who is the subject of the premier episode of this season of “Schooled.”

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