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Penn GSE’s Dr. Susan Yoon brings app inventor to Philadelphia schools

Penn GSE Associate Professor Susan Yoon wants science to empower students—both to develop the skills their futures will require and to live as engaged citizens.

“Science content and processes are not just academic things,” she says. “I want students to be able to take what they learn and apply it in the world to do good and effect change.”

It’s accolades season for Penn GSE students, faculty, and staff


When students 'game' online learning, they lose

[[image|left|faculty=5559|caption=Dr. Ryan Baker]]Online and blended learning approaches have a blind spot: How do you handle a student that loses focus and doesn’t attempt to progress through a lesson?

“Students are going to get bored, or they are going to game the system, even if it’s a very good system,” said Ryan Baker, a Penn GSE assistant professor and Director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics.

Forward Promise, an initiative to help boys and young men of color heal, grow, and thrive, launches at Penn GSE

“If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to raise a healthy village? That’s the guiding theme of our work.” With that, Dr. Howard Stevenson launched the Forward Promise national program office from the stage of the National Constitution Center in March.

Office of Development and Alumni Relations announces preliminary Alumni Survey results

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations released preliminary information from the recent Penn GSE Alumni Survey. With data from over 1,200 graduates, the survey gathered updates about the work, interests, and needs of the alumni community.

VAST LIFE program expands horizons of students and future teachers

Studying a map on his iPad, Owen Smith looks up at the street signs and back down at the map. He looks both ways, then turns right down 34th Street, the correct direction for his destination, the Penn Museum.

The decision prompts praise from the group of students crowded around him on the street corner.

Structured civic dialogues ask students to lean in and listen

Every day, we see reminders of how civil political discourse has broken down in American society. 

Since the 2016 election, Penn GSE professor Jonathan Zimmerman, and Harris Sokoloff and Chris Satullo of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, have been thinking of ways to get Americans talking again. 

Jarvis: Many school districts struggling with demographic changes

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In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the Southern Poverty Law Center documented thousands of incidents of hate speech and racial intimidation, including many in Pennsylvania.

Penn GSE Education Alumni Association names 2017 awardees

The Penn GSE Education Alumni Association (EAA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Education Alumni Awards. Intended to honor the accomplishments of GSE alumni and other education professionals, the awards recognize outstanding contributions to Penn GSE and the field of education.

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