Shakoor Henderson is back in the city that nearly destroyed his parents — doing a job no one would have expected. All thanks to a teacher in his past.
Air Date: June 29, 2021Listen 41:00
Students parents and educators showed resilience and strength, but big questions remain about learning loss and interrupted social and emotional development.
Air Date: June 28, 2021Listen 55:30
In this edition of Schooled, we are telling the stories of three students who were killed in the past year during the nation’s other public health crisis: gun violence.
Air Date: March 18, 2021Listen 34:55
The class of 2020 is bound for the history books. Here, we tell the stories of three students coming of age in a moment where the world feels both 'on hold' and 'on fire.’
Air Date: June 25, 2020Listen 34:11
A summer at the Hank Gathers Rec Center will tell you everything about North Philadelphia that the headlines leave out.
Air Date: August 28, 2019Listen 45:44
"If you actually said, 'We’re gonna hold you accountable to setting up your students for life.' Then how does that change the work of that school?”
Air Date: August 21, 2019Listen 43:06
What do we really mean when we say students are ready to graduate high school? Is there a baseline that we’re really willing to enforce?
Air Date: August 14, 2019Listen 24:32
How one student fought to go from drug dealer who dropped out to high school diploma.
Air Date: August 7, 2019Listen 24:55
In this special episode of Schooled we unpack the details of the Jovan Weaver vehicular homicide case and its larger implications.
Air Date: July 17, 2019Listen 15:28
Principal Jovan Weaver knows well the trauma that many of his students experience. We hear his struggle to overcome a tumultuous childhood.
Air Date: April 25, 2018Listen 37:45
The debate that led to Wister’s conversion to a charter school raised questions of politics, access and influence. And it pitted Philadelphia neighbors against one another.
Air Date: April 25, 2018Listen 36:21
As principal, Jovan tries to find a balance between Mastery's “no excuses” culture and the “love and positivity” mission he envisions based on his own traumatic childhood.
Air Date: April 25, 2018Listen 35:39
Wister’s 5th grade students see themselves reflected in a faculty that has adopted a civil rights mission. And Jovan makes a major personal decision.
Air Date: April 25, 2018Listen 38:30