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Philly school district nearing new accountability rules for charters

WHYY story by Avi Wolfman-Arent

Pew report: Immigrants give Philly a population boost

WHYY story by Laura Benshoff

Hurricanes are moving more slowly, which means more damage

NPR story via WHYY

Call for Authors: Summer 2018

This summer, we again offer the opportunity to contribute essays to The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, which is nearly 600 topics strong and growing. Writing for The Encyclopedia adds to an unparalleled public information source for the region and establishes authors as the go-to authorities on their subjects. This summer's assignments will help to complete important subject categories.

To view available assignments, link here for the list of topics.

To join more than 400 leading and emerging scholars who have already contributed to this peer-reviewed, digital-first project, let us know your choice of topics and choice of deadline from summer through early fall. Prospective authors must have expertise in their chosen subjects demonstrated by previous publications and/or advanced training in historical research. The scope of the project includes the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region of southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and northern Delaware. 

To express interest, please send an email describing your qualifications and specifying topics of interest to the project editorial assistant, Mikaela Maria, mikaelamaria3@gmail.com. No attachments, please. Graduate students, please include the name and email address of an academic reference.


Guidelines for writers and editors:

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Putting the brakes on Lincoln Drive’s raceway

PlanPhilly story by Meir Rinde via WHYY

Former Underground Railroad stop in Montco at center of preservation fight

WHYY story by Peter Crimmins

Philly Shipyard laying off 275 amid slump in vessel orders

WHYY story by Bobby Allyn

Philadelphia Orchestra begins European tour, including first stop in Israel in 25 years

WHYY story by Peter Crimmins

Designed for green play, a Philly schoolyard wins recognition

PlanPhilly story by Catalina Jaramillo, via WHYY

Subaru opens its doors in Camden, thanks to generous N.J. tax break

WHYY story by Joe Hernandez

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