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Penn GSE alumna named Superintendent of Omaha Public Schools

Cheryl Logan, a Penn GSE alumna, has been named the Superintendent of Omaha Public Schools.

Logan, a graduate of the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, had been serving as the School District of Philadelphia's Chief Academic Officer before being tapped to lead Nebraska's largest school district.

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Craig Steven Wilder visits Penn GSE to discuss why colleges are still reluctant to acknowledge their ties to slavery

In recent years, students and researchers at some of the country's most prestigious universities have begun looking at those institutions' ties to slavery.

Steinberg and Gray set the stage for discussion of school suspensions

In the last three months, Penn GSE’s Matthew Steinberg and Abigail Gray, a researcher at the Penn-based Consortium for Policy Research in Education, have both published research examining school suspensions in Philadelphia. 


Teaching students to be more respectful than the president

For educators, a central challenge of the Trump presidency is teaching students to engage in debates with a sense of respectfulness Donald Trump seldom uses in his public discourse, according to Penn GSE’s Jonathan Zimmerman. 

Writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer days after reports that Trump disparaged Haiti and African nations in a Cabinet meeting, Zimmerman offered advice for a teacher whose student uses Trump’s words in a debate about immigration.  

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Penn GSE scholars on Education Week's list of influencers in education

Eight researchers from Penn GSE, plus another Penn faculty member with a secondary appointment at GSE, have made Education Week’s 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list.

The list, created by Rick Hess, the Director of Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, recognizes scholars whose work shapes public discussion around education.  

Experts look to Fantuzzo's work to understand Philly schools amid leadership change

For years, Penn GSE’s John Fantuzzo and his research team have been leveraging big data systems to paint a more holistic picture of the challenges facing Philadelphia’s schoolchildren. In addition to looking at school demographics, Fantuzzo’s team cross-referenced city data on students’ homelessness, lead exposure, low birth weight and more.  

Dean Grossman joins American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Dean Pam Grossman was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The highly prestigious honor involved a three-day series of event in early October. 

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Penn GSE Team Fosters Truly Collaborative Community-Based Research in South Philly

The idea of researchers “collaborating” with a community is a common one, but Gerald Campano, Penn GSE associate professor of literacy and culture, believes that it is often a hollow term. His mission has been to create deep, long-term collaborations for community-based research that are a genuine and equal sharing of knowledge.


A conversation with Howard Stevenson

When he started working with children, Penn GSE’s Howard Stevenson, a clinical psychologist, would move his therapy sessions out of the office and onto the basketball court.

“The young people would often talk more during the games. It ended up being part of a model that I used later on,” Stevenson recently told the Penn Current. 

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