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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

Pa. Democrats set budget priorities with ‘historic’ education spending proposal

Under the Democratic proposal, another $750 million would go into the “Level Up” program, which steers money toward Pennsylvania’s lowest wealth school districts. The rest would be earmarked for mental health supports and other initiatives.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

School funding in Pa. is about to go on trial — here’s what you need to know

To prepare you for the upcoming trial we’ve broken down the history of this case, where it stands now, and where it could lead.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

How a children’s COVID vaccine could offer a new normal for schools

Experts agree a vaccine for younger students won’t suddenly trigger a return to normal, pre-pandemic schooling.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. private schools saw enrollment dip during pandemic, despite in-person options

While many public school districts closed buildings during the COVID crisis, many private schools swung their doors open, leading many to speculate families would come flocking.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Gov. Wolf squares off with GOP by firing charter school appeals board members

The Pennsylvania Charter Appeals Board exists as a place where charter schools can challenge decisions made by their local school boards. But right now, it’s unclear who would hear the appeals.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Updated: 2021-04-29 10:28:10

Pennsylvania moves forward on plan to merge 6 state universities into 2 regional schools

The integration plan calls for two mergers, one in the northeastern region of the state and one in the western region.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads and Sam Dunklau

‘I don’t really know what justice is’: Inside one Philly classroom after the Chauvin verdict

“I don’t really know what justice is. Somebody going to jail is not really justice, you know? It’s just, like, being locked up. You still get food every day. You still can see your loved ones while that [victim] is dead and gone, you know?”

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Delaware County makes police a resource for those seeking addiction treatment

The Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI) encourages police departments to connect people with treatment options rather than arresting them.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads