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


Long ignored, private online schools see golden opportunity in pandemic

Private virtual schools say they can offer something even cyber charters cannot — maximum independence and flexibility.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Philadelphia area colleges see larger-than-average enrollment drops this fall

But the state's dip is in line with trends that predate the pandemic.
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Family that became symbol of ‘sanctuary’ movement in Philly returns home

Oneita and Clive Thompson spent 843 days in “sanctuary,” living in churches as a way to avoid deportation and becoming symbols of the movement that grew in response to the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

New Pa. data shows how the pandemic gave a big boost to cyber charter schools

New data from Pennsylvania’s Department of Education shows that the pandemic has caused a small, but significant enrollment decline at traditional public schools, while increasing the share of cyber charter students.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

CHOP researchers call for all Philly-area schools to go fully virtual

Researchers now believe all schools — public, parochial, and private — should conduct classes remotely and stay remote through the winter holidays.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. officials push back on Trump demand for quick election call

Even in a normal year, it takes over a week to count every ballot — including those sent by military members overseas.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Biden works to boost Black turnout in ‘critical’ battleground Pa.

After an afternoon event with Black clergy in West Philadelphia, Biden held a drive-in rally at FDR Park in South Philadelphia.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads
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