Philadelphia's public schools are "the most underfunded in the nation". How did it get this way and what does it mean for students?
When Alejandro Gac-Artigas tried to launch a summer program for struggling readers, he ran into problems. John Merrow talks to him about his novel idea and the difficult launch.
Alejandro Gac-Artigas, founder of Springboard Collaborative, a non-profit organization that manages summer learning programs for struggling readers and their families, speaks about the personal journey that inspired him to launch Springboard.
Today, charter schools are most often seen as competitors, battling traditional schools for students and scarce education dollars. What would happen if the hostilities suddenly ceased and the two began to work together as originally envisioned?