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What is ‘Black Friday,' and why do we do it? I did some digging... "In 1621, colonists invited Massasoit, the chief of the Wampanoags, to a feast after a recent land deal.…
continue reading Did You Know?: Black Friday was Born in Philly
written by Brittanie S.
November 29, 2019
A recent piece in the Washington Post got me thinking about jobs and the recovery. By most accounts the worst of the Great Recession is behind us. The unemployment rate , while it's still…
continue reading Jump Start Your Own Economic Recovery
written by Jamie W.
April 23, 2014
With the fall season upon us, students, their teachers, and their principals have recently returned to school. In the School District of Philadelphia, each of those groups face immense…
continue reading What students (and often their teachers and their principals) don’t know about research and an enriching liberal education
written by Adam F.
September 18, 2013