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PCEL Hosts Mid-Atlantic Education Research Conference

Penn GSE’s Center for Educational Leadership will host the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Education Research Conference on October 3rd and 4th for the Pennsylvania Educational Research Association. This year's conference theme is A New Agenda for Education: Challenges for Policy and Practice. Our own John Fantuzzo, the director of the Penn Child Research Center, will deliver the keynote on October 3.

GSE Names 2013 Graduation Speaker: Lord David Puttnam

March 12, 2013 - Lord David Puttnam, award-winning film producer and advocate for education, will address the new graduates of GSE at the School’s graduation ceremony on May 11, 2013, just days after speaking via videolink at the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Conference on May 7.

Penn GSE Offering $3.5 Million More in Scholarships!

December 19, 2012 - Penn GSE is pleased to announce it is dedicating an additional $3.5M towards scholarships for master’s students, thanks to the Abramson Scholarship Challenge, created by Mrs. Madlyn Abramson and Mr. Leonard Abramson.

“Student scholarship is our number one fundraising goal,” said Dean Andy Porter. “It is critical to be able to make a Penn GSE education available to the most qualified and passionate students.”

Richard Ingersoll Named Board of Overseers Professor of Education

November 14, 2012 - Penn GSE has named Dr. Richard Ingersoll as a Board of Overseers Professor of Education. Dr. Ingersoll joined Penn GSE in 2000 and holds a secondary appointment in Penn’s Department of Sociology.

Penn GSE and Milken Launch 2013 Education Business Plan Competition

November 7, 2012 – Penn GSE and the Milken Family Foundation have opened submissions for the 2013 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) at the newly re-launched web site www.nestcentral.org. Penn GSE’s Executive Director of Academic Innovation Dr. Bobbi Kurshan announced the competition today.

GSE Alumni Association to honor three distinguished alumni

October 19, 2012 - The Penn GSE Education Alumni Association (EAA) is set to honor three of the School’s most accomplished graduates with Alumni Awards during Penn’s Homecoming Weekend this Saturday, October 27. The EAA will honor the outstanding achievements and contributions of Dr. Dawn Elena Pleas-Bailey (’07), Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail (’76), and Dr. Francis M.

Dean hosts new Philadelphia Superintendent

October 11, 2012 - Recently, Penn GSE’s Dean Andy Porter hosted a dinner at his home for the new superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, William R.  Hite. At the suggestion of Hite, senior staff were invited from both the School District of Philadelphia and Penn GSE in order to connect and find opportunities for collaboration. School Reform Commission members Feather Houston, and Wendall Pritchett were also in attendance, as well as Councilwoman Janie Blackwell.

Penn GSE earns top spot in grad school rankings

March 23, 2012 - Penn GSE continues to be one of the top performing graduate schools of education in the nation, according to the recently released U.S. News & World Report 2013 graduate school rankings. The School has consistently been recognized as one of the most well respected and influential education schools nationwide, tying for the ninth spot with Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Penn GSE Student Works to Empower High School Students

PHILADELPHIA — As in many large cities across the country, high school students in Philadelphia sometimes witness violence as a part of their daily lives.  But, one teacher had the courage to take steps toward making a difference for his students and others.

A student-teacher at University City High School, Andrew Biros, a 24-year-old native of Yardley, Pa., noticed some of his students felt helpless about the criminal activity they see, believing that there is nothing that can be done to stop the violence.

Have an idea to transform education?

October 24, 2011 - The 2012 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is open for business. 

The world’s only business plan competition devoted solely to education is now accepting submissions. The competition awards five prizes, totaling $90,000, in a number of categories. 

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