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


The death of cyber charter schools in Pa.?

A proposal would require a family to pay out-of-pocket tuition to attend a cyber charter school if their home district offers a “cyber-based program equal in scope
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

Gov. Wolf calls for salary boost for many rural teachers in new budget

“Our government has failed to address this injustice."
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

Meet the ‘crazy’ moms saying one of Pa.’s top-rated school districts can’t teach reading

"I moved to the number one school district in the state. I want them to teach my kid to read the right way.”
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

Pa. Sen. Daylin Leach sues woman who accused him of sexual assault

The lawsuit says the repeated accusations have “materially affected” Leach’s ability to serve as a state senator and caused his wife to suffer health issues due to “the stress of the highly humiliating and public false attacks.”

By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

New education leaders in Pa. Legislature seek to reduce role of state tests, increase accountability for cyber charters

“There is a sense that the pendulum has swung too far and we need to do more to allow our educators to be innovative."
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

Principal turnover highest in Pa. cities, study says

School leaders may be getting whiter, too
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

Homeless for the holidays: Some colleges keep needy students on campus

Right now, six schools in Pennsylvania have on-campus support programs for former foster youth, and another nine are developing them.
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads


Pennsylvania’s new list of struggling schools looks beyond usual suspects

Each identified school will work with a team of state officials to create improvement plans
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

State court tentatively sets date for landmark Pa. school funding case

A win by the plaintiffs could unleash more money for public schools and reshape the way Harrisburg doles out education dollars
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads