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Susan Lytle Honored for Work in Teacher Ed

February 17, 2011 - The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) announced that Penn GSE Professor Susan Lytle and Boston College Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith have been named recipients of the 2011 David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education. 

New EdCasts: Penn in Haiti, Deliberative Democracy, Math Ed, and Community Schools

January 5, 2011 - Penn GSE EdCast ushers in the new year with the release of two new podcast episodes and two new videos highlighting the work of the School’s faculty.

HAITI'S EDUCATION REDEVELOPMENT [audio] A year after the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Penn GSE's Sharon Ravitch and Creutzer Mahurin, a senior leader in the Haitian Ministry of Education, are helping the country to rebuild its education system from the ground up.

Penn Alexander Teachers Earn National Certification


December 17, 2010 - Nine teachers in the Penn Alexander School have achieved National Board Certification, the highest level of certification in the field of teaching.

Penn GSE helps rebuild Haiti’s education system

 December 7, 2010 - Nearly one year after a devastating earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti, Sharon Ravitch is helping the country to rebuild its education system from the ground up.

Sharon Ravitch, a senior lecturer at Penn GSE and a widely recognized expert in international applied development research, has been named senior international advisor to the Haitian Ministry of Education for its Educational Reconstruction Plan.

Is the STEM Teacher Shortage Real?

November 10, 2010 - In recent years, the hue and cry has gone out that the nation faces a shortage of mathematics and science teachers. But does the evidence bear up the claim?

Drawing on nationally representative data from multiple sources, Penn GSE Professor Richard Ingersoll has conducted an empirical analysis of the supply of teachers in those all-important fields – and found the claim of a shortage to be wanting.

GSE Student Wins Award for Social Entrepreneurship

October 6, 2010 - The Manhattan Institute has named Penn GSE doctoral student Scott Stimpfel as recipient of its 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Award. Stimpfel, who is working toward his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, is Executive Director and co-founder of Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities.

NSF Funds Research on Learning in Online Networks

September 29, 2010 - Virtually anywhere you look, technology is transforming the ways Americans are working together. Businesses make use of cooperative supply chains, scientific researchers coordinate large-scale projects online, and websites like Wikipedia turn to far-flung contributors who collaborate on content.

GSE Welcomes Record Class

September 21, 2010 - This year, Penn GSE is welcoming its largest incoming class ever with 571 master’s students and 99 doctoral students – including those matriculated in the School’s executive programs. The Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership has welcomed 26 new students, and 24 new students have entered the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management program.

BioGraph Project Lands NSF Funds

August 30, 2010 - MIT Associate Professor Eric Klopfer and Penn GSE Assistant Professor Susan Yoon have received a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a unified high school biology curriculum designed to deepen students’ understanding of difficult, and often misunderstood, scientific topics such as evolution.

Penn GSE Launches U.S.-China Future Leaders Program

August 10, 2010 - Penn GSE-International is partnering with Beijing University and East China Normal University to create the U.S.-China Future Leaders Program to develop close relationships among young leaders and improve mutual understanding and respect.

Twenty students from universities in the U.S. and China are participating in this two-month program.  For one month the students will live in China and for one month they will live in the U.S.

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