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Philadelphia READS! kicks off a month-long children’s book drive at the Penn Museum on Wednesday, April 10, in a free evening of reading, storytelling, and activities to celebrate literacy. The nonprofit’s executive director, Adrienne Jacoby, earned her Ed.D. at GSE in Reading Language Arts and Supervision in 1984.
March 29, 2013 - GSE doctoral students Mustafa Abdul-Jabbar and Cat McManus organized the "Big Think" conference, the March 30 event that brought together faculty, administrators and students from across the University to think about and discuss how new ideas take shape and are nurtured at Penn. How are ideas cross-pollinated at this lively, entrepreneurial university and what resources can we share with one another to facilitate moving ideas into action?
March 8, 2013 - Penn recently released the Final Report on the record-setting Making History capital campaign, which raised over $4.3 billion from 326,952 donors for the University. As part of the campaign, GSE raised $56.8 million from 3,549 donors, surpassing the stated goal of $52 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.