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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.
Confronting racism can be hard. That’s true if it’s the explicit racism seen in white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville this month or more implicit institutional racism that exists in everyday life. Because it’s hard, we have to practice, according to Penn GSE’s Howard Stevenson.
As the income gap in America continues to grow, more families are living in neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty. Children growing up in those neighborhoods are less likely to be academically ready to start kindergarten, Penn GSE’s Sharon Wolf recently told Education Week.
Earlier this year, a study by the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium found that English learners from Spanish-speaking homes in Philadelphia public schools were less likely to be English proficient after third grade than their peers from homes where other languages, such as Chinese or Arabic, were spoken.
Not long ago, a student of the Christina Seix Academy (CSA) in Trenton, NJ, had a mother with no job and an unstable housing situation. Today, that student is thriving. With the guidance of the independent school, the mother has completed a nursing program and obtained a job.
The Innovation @ Penn GSE team is always looking for new ways to support and catalyze innovation in education. The crown jewel of these efforts is the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC). In 2015, the competition launched an Idea Path – a showcase for entrepreneurs in the early stages of ideation and venture development.
The Penn Futures Project (PFP) kicked off its second year by bringing together academic researchers, officials from Philadelphia and the city school district, and civic leaders for a roundtable on ways to support area children and families. PFP was established in 2016 by the deans of the Graduate School of Education, the School of Nursing, and School of Social Policy & Practice to forge evidence-based, cross-disciplinary collaborations to support children and families in Philadelphia.
Noticing how time consuming, expensive—and in some cases frustrating—it can be for businesses seeking professional development to find the right program for their teams, Ilya Breyman set off to find a better way.