Ella Lathan

Ella Lathan

Ella Lathan is a correspondent for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.

Universities, nonprofits step up to aid depleted Philadelphia public school libraries

By: - July 26, 2023

This article was updated at 4:54 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 to correct a statement about the reopening of school libraries. PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia is known for its prominent universities like the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Temple, St. Joseph’s, and others. Their presence boasts a rich educational and medical landscape. While the abundance of such […]

Building 21 in the Philadelphia School District (Photo by Ella Lathan for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Funding the 500: Crumbling buildings, asbestos and gun violence add to Philly schools’ challenges

By: - June 22, 2023

'It's infuriating,' Edward T. Steel Elementary special education teacher Nicole Wyglendowski told the Capital-Star.