Laura Benshoff is an education reporter with WHYY. Originally from Raleigh, N.C., Laura hasn't had a southern accent in years. She moved to Montreal for college before landing in Philadelphia in 2012.
Before joining WHYY, she worked as a health policy researcher in New Delhi and a grantmaker in Philadelphia. Laura's reporting interests include public health, education policy, youth-led movements and all of the ways they intersect with conversations around learning.
In 2016, more immigrants were living in Philadelphia than any time since 1950, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trust’s Philadelphia Research Initiative.
Researchers detailed how Philadelphia —…