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Johann Calhoun is the bureau chief for Chalkbeat Philadelphia. Throughout his career, he has been committed to local news and to serving local communities. Johann is a former senior editor at The Philadelphia Tribune, with stints at The Courier Post in South Jersey and the Bucks County Courier Times. He has taught computer assisted reporting as an adjunct instructor at Temple University and has served as a regional director for the National Association of Black Journalists and chapter president for the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.

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For this West Philadelphia teacher, racial justice is at the core of her work

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Cómo es el regreso a la escuela para los niños más pequeños en el código postal 19140 de Filadelfia

Cómo una de las áreas de menos ingresos de la ciudad se está adaptando al regreso a la escuela de los estudiantes de educación temprana. Chalkbeat nos contará sobre los estudiantes, educadores y padres en el código postal 19140 y sobre sus esfuerzos para lograr que los estudiantes recuperen el rumbo después de más de un año de aprendizaje a remoto.

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Navigating the return of early learners in Philadelphia’s 19140

How one of Philadelphia’s poorest ZIP codes is dealing with the return of early learners. Chalkbeat Philadelphia will introduce readers to students, educators and parents in 19140 as they navigate the return to in-person school after more than a year of disrupted learning.

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Proposed Philly media policy called a ‘gag order.’ District says it’s ‘standard operating procedure.’ 

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City Council to consider whether to add asbestos, mold to inspections of Philly school buildings

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‘It’s going to take all of us’: Philly district attorney joins effort to keep students safe

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Philly student athletes participating in winter and spring sports must be vaccinated against COVID

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Philly school board to vote on search firm to help find new superintendent

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What’s next in search to find Philly’s new schools superintendent

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School repair should remain in federal bill, Philly officials urge