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Penn GSE Hosts 34th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

January 31, 2013 - Several hundred education researchers will converge on Philadelphia on February 22 and 23, 2013 for the 34th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum at Penn GSE. One of the most anticipated ethnography events of the year, the Forum is convened by Educational Linguistics Professor Nancy Hornberger under the aegis of the Center for Urban Ethnography.

GSE’s Education Policy Program Welcomes Return of Rebecca Maynard, Arrival of New Scholar Matthew Steinberg

January 18, 2013 - GSE’s Education Policy program—long distinguished for its extraordinary faculty and their generous sharing of their expertise with policymakers and other researchers—welcomed a familiar face and a new arrival last September.

Penn GSE Honors NSSE Founder George Kuh

January 10, 2013 - Penn GSE’s Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management program recently awarded Dr. George D. Kuh, founding director of the highly influential National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) the 2013 Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education.

World-Renowned TESOL Program Welcomes Dynamic Scholar Nelson Flores

December 11, 2012 - Penn GSE’s Educational Linguistics Division (ELX) is a pioneer in the field. One of the first two educational linguistics programs in the world, Penn GSE’s ELX has been home to powerhouse scholars like Dell Hymes, Nessa Wolfson, Teresa Pica, and Nancy Hornberger – giants who have shaped research and practice across the globe.

Reading/Writing/Literacy Division Adds Rising Stars Stornaiuolo and Thomas

December 11, 2012 - Penn GSE’s renowned Reading/Writing/Literacy division has welcomed two new rising stars to its faculty this year, Amy Stornaiuolo and Ebony Elizabeth Thomas – and the program is already feeling their impact. Known for being on the cutting-edge of literacy research, Reading/Writing/Literacy (RWL) possesses an enormous commitment to urban education.

Minority Teacher Shortage: Fact or Fiction?

September 14, 2011 - In a newly released study, Penn GSE Professors Richard Ingersoll and Henry May report that recent efforts to recruit minority teachers, and place them in disadvantaged schools, have been remarkably successful -- although those efforts have been undermined by a widespread failure to retain these new recruits.

“Common Core = Lost Opportunity”

August 11, 2011 - In commentary appearing in the most recent issue Education Week [In Common Core, Little to Cheer About], Penn GSE Dean Andy Porter offers a critique of the Common Core Standards, calling the movement “a lost opportunity.”

Obama Administration taps GSE grad

On May 26, Congress voted to confirm Penn GSE grad Jo Ann Rooney as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness in the U.S. Department of Defense. Rooney, a 2005 graduate of the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management, was sworn in to the position on June 2. 

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