Carly Sitrin

Philadelphia Bureau Chief

Chalkbeat Philadelphia is led by Bureau Chief Carly Sitrin, who joined Chalkbeat in March 2023. Carly came to Chalkbeat from POLITICO, where she covered New Jersey education and established herself as a go-to source on school funding, teachers’ unions, and school integration. Carly began her education reporting career at our partner NJ Spotlight News, where she worked as a reporter covering schools, cannabis and other policy issues and also held the role of social engagement manager. She has also worked in a variety of roles at Vox, Muckrock, The Boston Globe, and Scripps Howard News Service.

Bethel, who promoted changes to juvenile justice, will be the city’s top cop under mayor-elect Cherelle Parker.

District leaders say the scores on Pennsylvania exams are encouraging but that more work needs to be done.

Parker will have the power to reshape the school board and drive the city’s conversation about school safety, infrastructure, charter schools, and more.

The mayor has no direct control over the schools, but appoints all of the school board members. Here’s where the candidates stand on charter schools, school safety, and more.

Nearly 55,000 students use SEPTA to get to and from school, and the district would be unable to find suitable transportation for them if transit workers strike next week.

Here’s what she had to say about year-round school, charter seats, an elected school board, and more.

Here’s what he had to say about an elected school board, charter seats, school funding, and more.

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