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Otis Hackney, Philadelphia’s new Chief Education Officer, is reimagining ways to forge connections in the city’s education community.
Debates around race, sexual assault, LGBTQ rights, immigration policy, and an array of political issues have become flashpoints at many American colleges. In Free Speech on Campus, Penn GSE’s Sigal Ben-Porath asks how colleges have traditionally approached free expression, and if they have to change now that the student population is more diverse, the internet has changed communication, and everyone carries a camera in their pocket.
Most adults, including parents, don't spend much time in schools. As a result, when they think about education issues, they naturally look through the lens of their own student experiences. Since many of the routines of schooling are similar, it can be easy to believe schools themselves have stayed the same in recent decades.
It's also a mistake, Penn GSE education historian Jonathan Zimmerman told Chalkbeat. [[image|right|faculty=5556|caption=Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman]]
Michael Golden was fulfilled as the CEO of Educurious, the education nonprofit he co-founded seven years ago to create project-based learning opportunities, professional development, and an expert network that connects students to professions and career paths. The Seattle-based nonprofit reached nearly100,000 students in more than 20 states.
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In June of this year, Penn GSE’s Dan Wagner was appointed Special Advisor to Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. Throughout his career, Wagner has focused on problems of literacy in the developing world through applied research and advising international agencies, governments, and non-profits.
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The Great Recession hurt student performance, and schools with the most disadvantaged students were hurt the most, according to new research from Penn GSE’s Matthew Steinberg.
[[image|left|faculty=5044|caption=Dr. Matthew Steinberg]]Steinberg and Penn GSE post-doctoral fellow Kenneth Shores analyzed a data set that included 95 percent of public school students, as Chalkbeat recently detailed.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Futures Project (PFP) has named three Calvin Bland Faculty Fellows to collaborate on research for boys and young men of color.
Incoming students in Penn GSE’s Teacher Education Program (TEP) get a unique jumpstart on their learning. Each July during summer session, master’s students spread out across Philadelphia to serve as teaching apprentices in community-based organizations in the neighborhoods where they will be student teaching in the fall.
How should colleges respond as more students are using so-called study drugs to power through midterms?
These days, Hannah Brenneman is busy polishing up on her Spanish and preparing for her new role as a teaching ambassador for the U.S. Department of State in Mexico.