Tagged Education

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

The First District of Pennsylvania: The Early Years of Philadelphia Public Schools

The School District of Philadelphia was named the first school district in Pennsylvania, when it was organized by law in 1818. The Controllers of the Public Schools of the First School District of Pennsylvania was established in 1845 to…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Start High School Equivalency or English Language Classes through Next Level Learning

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), take some refresher courses in math and reading, or improve you English language skills? Continue your educational journey through Next…

CityLife Clinic: Adult Nutrition Workshop

This workshop, led by a registered dietitian, is being offered by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's Adult and Senior Nutrition Program in conjunction with CityLife Clinics. The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Start High School Equivalency or English Language Classes through Next Level Learning

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), take some refresher courses in math and reading, or improve you English language skills? Continue your educational journey through Next…

Start High School Equivalency or English Language Classes through Next Level Learning

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), take some refresher courses in math and reading, or improve you English language skills? Continue your educational journey through Next…

Start High School Equivalency or English Language Classes through Next Level Learning

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), take some refresher courses in math and reading, or improve you English language skills? Continue your educational journey through Next…

CityLife Clinic: Adult Nutrition Workshop

This workshop, led by a registered dietitian, is being offered by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's Adult and Senior Nutrition Program in conjunction with CityLife Clinics. The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a…

Start High School Equivalency or English Language Classes through Next Level Learning

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), take some refresher courses in math and reading, or improve you English language skills? Continue your educational journey through Next…

Office Hours for Philly Educators

The Field Teen Center is hosting weekly Zoom office hours for Philadelphia educators. Come to get curriculum support, book recommendations, database help, and any other library questions answered! No registration required - just drop in…

Start High School Equivalency or English Language Classes through Next Level Learning

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), take some refresher courses in math and reading, or improve you English language skills? Continue your educational journey through Next…

Financial Literacy for Kids

For savers, in 2nd grade - 8th grade. Even kids can learn how to manage their money!  Find out about savings accounts and checking accounts and why they are important and useful. Depending on time, you may fill out paperwork…

Start High School Equivalency or English Language Classes through Next Level Learning

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), take some refresher courses in math and reading, or improve you English language skills? Continue your educational journey through Next…

Start High School Equivalency or English Language Classes through Next Level Learning

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), take some refresher courses in math and reading, or improve you English language skills? Continue your educational journey through Next…

Returning Citizens - Resources

Resources for Returning Citizens.

Returning Citizens - Prison Memoirs

Books written by and about former prisoners, both famous and infamous.

ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)

The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information system designed to provide users with ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature. ERIC, established in 1966, is supported by the…

Educator's Reference Complete *

Access over 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.

Camika Royal | Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia

In conversation with Edwin Mayorga and Sharif El-Mekki  For 20 years  Camika Royal  was a middle and high school teacher and a teaching coach for her fellow educators in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and her hometown of Philadelphia.…

Bo Seo | Good Arguments: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard

In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist A two-time world champion debater and a former coach of the Harvard College Debating Union and the Australian national debating team, Bo Seo has won the World…

Howard Gardner and Wendy Fischman | The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be

The Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education,  Howard Gardner  is the author of 30 books, including  A Synthesizing Mind ,  The App Generation , and  Responsibility at Work . He is…

Elie Mystal | Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution

In conversation with Danielle M. Conway The Nation ’s legal analyst and justice correspondent, Elie Mystal is an Alfred Knobler fellow at the Type Media Center and is the legal editor of  More Perfect , Radiolab’s podcast about the U.S.…

Erika M. Kitzmiller | The Roots of Educational Inequality: Philadelphia's Germantown High School, 1907–2014

Education historian Erika M. Kitzmiller has conducted research in the city of Philadelphia, its public schools, and the Free Library for nearly two decades. The result of her investigation is  The Roots of Educational Inequality , a…

Amartya Sen | Home in the World: A Memoir

In conversation with Priya Joshi, Professor of English at Temple University in Philadelphia  Economist Amartya Sen received the Nobel Prize for his “fascinating ... eloquent, and probing” ( The New York Times ) work on social choice…

Andrea Elliott | Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City

In conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts, essayist, poet, and author of the award-winning collection,  Felon An investigative reporter at The New York Times , Andrea Elliott won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a series…

Christopher Emdin | Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success

Christopher Emdin is the author of The New York Times bestseller For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too , a combination of theory, research, and practical application that offers a helpful approach to…

B. Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain | The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years

In conversation wth Elizabeth Mosier A longtime faculty member at Drexel University, the Family Institute, and Widener University, B. Janet Hibbs is a renowned expert on family issues and partner relationships. A professor of psychiatry…

Judith Heumann | Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A world-renowned leader in the Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement, featured in the new film  Crip Camp , Judith Heumann has spent four decades…

Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan | Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

In conversation with Dr. Jen Ashton, Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News and author of The Self-Care Solution: A Year of Becoming Happier, Healthier, and Fitter--One Month at a Time A professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia…

William D. Cohan | Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short

William D. Cohan is the bestselling author of The Last Tycoons , an inside history of Lazard Frères & Co., one of the country’s most venerable investment banks. A former longtime Wall Street mergers and acquisitions banker, the topics…

Paul Tough | The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Paul Tough is the author of the bestselling How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character , a “persuasive wake-up call” ( People ) to the deprivations of knowledge suffered by American kids from both extremes…

Melinda Gates | The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
In conversation with John Green

Ranked by  Forbes  as the third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates has been on a 20-year mission to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Through her work as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—the…

Maxwell King | The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers with David Newell “Mr. McFeely” of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

In conversation with award-winning journalist Tracey Matisak It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood as we welcome Maxwell King, author of The Good Neighbor , a personal, professional, and artistic biography of Fred Rogers. A figure as…

Bryan Caplan | The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

Watch the video here . Dubbed the “anti-Tiger Mom,” contrarian economist Bryan Caplan is the author of the “wickedly subversive” ( Wall Street Journal ) parenting manifesto Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids , which argues that parenting…

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris | The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

Watch the video here . Pioneering physician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a longtime crusader for targeting care to vulnerable and traumatized children. Her prolific work on the link between toxic stress and chronic illnesses includes more…

John Waters | Make Trouble

In conversation with Jason Freeman “A greater National Treasure than 90 percent of the people who are given ‘Kennedy Center Honors’ ( The Washington Post ), filmmaker, actor, and writer John Waters was also lovingly described as “The…

Kory Stamper | Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Watch the video here . A lexicographer for the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Kory Stamper discusses the subtleties of the English language in the venerable volume’s popular “Ask the Editor” video series. Her writing has appeared in The…

Camille Paglia | Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

Watch the video here . “At once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant” ( The Washington Post ), Camille Paglia is the author of the 700-page seminal discourse on paganism, sex, and art, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence…