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John Wister Elementary is a tiny school in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood. And it sparked a huge citywide debate. After months of bitter acrimony, district leaders pushed out the school's faculty and gave control of Wister to a charter organization. In Season two of Schooled, based on years of reporting, we ask three questions: did that change make a difference for kids? Why? At what cost? Throughout the season, we follow the story of Jovan Weaver, who attended Philly public schools and overcame a traumatic childhood to become Wister's new principal. His goal: create a school good enough for his own children to attend. Subscribe to the podcast today.

Schooled Keystone Crossroads

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    • 4.8, 34 Ratings

John Wister Elementary is a tiny school in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood. And it sparked a huge citywide debate. After months of bitter acrimony, district leaders pushed out the school's faculty and gave control of Wister to a charter organization. In Season two of Schooled, based on years of reporting, we ask three questions: did that change make a difference for kids? Why? At what cost? Throughout the season, we follow the story of Jovan Weaver, who attended Philly public schools and overcame a traumatic childhood to become Wister's new principal. His goal: create a school good enough for his own children to attend. Subscribe to the podcast today.

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Amazing young woman. Great Storytelling.

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Wow... here's a story I've never heard before. I can't believe Savannah's experiences and how bravely and honestly she tells us about them. Bold and compassionate reporting from Kevin McCorry. Listen to Savannah's stories... you'll be a little bit different afterward.

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