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


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: April 29, 2021 | 10:28 am

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

Pa. says it will allow public schools to postpone standardized tests until fall

Pennsylvania will administer standardized tests this year, but give districts the option to delay the assessments until fall.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Philly teachers defy demands to return to buildings, plan Monday protests

The school district has requested that some staff report to buildings on Monday to prepare for the eventual return of some pre-K through grade 2 students. A district official said staff who defy the order could be subject to “disciplinary action.”

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads
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