The Octavius Catto Scholarship aims to increase college degree completion for thousands of local, full-time students Tuesday, March 5th, 2020 – WURD Host, Andrea Lawful Sanders will interview Mayor Jim Kenney following the announcement. Tune into 96.1FM/900AM and wurdradio.com at 1:00pm. PHILADELPHIA — During his annual budget address to Philadelphia City Council, Mayor Kenney unveiled a new […]
In the lead-up to Women’s History Month, WURD president and CEO Sara Lomax-Reese sat down for an exclusive interview with Katherine Johnson, the main character portrayed in the movie “Hidden Figures.”
As it might seem that with each passing month, nowadays, there is some random Philadelphia public school building forced to close from the sudden appearance of toxins like lead, asbestos or an unknown mold. We don’t know how many more will close given the 70 year average age of a public school building. We also […]
Arguably the biggest difference between the 2016 presidential election and now in 2020 — minus impeachment and general angst over the current Tweetalomaniac residing in the White House — is that candidates are finally having a national conversation on K–12 education. The Democratic party went so far as to dedicate a forum to it (one Saturday night when […]
With Philadelphia now in the post-School Reform Commission world and headed rapidly towards local control of its schools, the question turns to something city officials have given little thought to: How to pay for it. Forget, for the moment, whether a new school board should be appointed by the Mayor or if it should be […]
See WURD hosts “In The Community” for a special education fundraising event hosted by the Rho Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.