Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Avi Wolfman-Arent joined WHYY in December 2014. Prior to that he covered nonprofits for the Chronicle of Philanthropy and education technology for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Avi first took a shine to radio at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He earned his undergraduate degree at Haverford College and grew up in the D.C. area. Despite the latter he’s a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, devoting an unhealthy portion of his conscious thought to the Sixers, Phillies, and Eagles. He lives in South Philadelphia.

Latest by Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads


A clash on cyber charters kicks off fall legislative session in Harrisburg

Gov. Wolf introduced a charter reform proposal this summer, which included specific measures that could limit cyber charter school growth.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads


Opening day at a Philly school that reflects the district’s triumphs and tribulations

The district still has a long-term structural deficit, which will, at some point, demand new money, cutbacks, or both.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

New city agency to oversee Philly’s ‘fragmented’ reentry for former prisoners

“We’ve got an infrastructure that is really good,” said Bianca Van Heydoorn. “We’ve got an opportunity to improve on that. And who wouldn’t want to do that?”

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

After years of gridlock, Wolf plans executive action on charter school reform

“Our laws currently do not allow us to hold charter schools and their operators to the same standards as our traditional public schools."
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Innovation schools? Why a new category of school in Pa.?

Amid a flurry of action before summer recess this year, state lawmakers created a new category of public school.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads


Pa. school safety tip-line used more to report bullying, suicidal thoughts, than violent threats

Many of the 23,494 tips received by the Safe2Say Something program were related to bullying, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, or depression, according to data released by Pennsylvania’s Office of the Attorney General.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

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