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February 24, 2010 - Penn GSE Professors Nancy Hornberger and Yasmin Kafai have been inducted as 2010 Fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
November 3, 2009 - The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) has been named one of the first recipients of a newly established national grant program. The award will go toward funding a PFT collaboration with Penn GSE and the University's Netter Center for Community Partnerships.
The AFT Innovative Fund Grants are awarded by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) for education initiatives by teacher unions and their partners to improve schools, teaching, and learning.
June 25, 2009 - Beginning in early July, researchers from Penn GSE are partnering with a family of multi-generational Penn alumni to introduce laptop computers and a technology-based curriculum to students and teachers in a rural community school for the children of coffee-farm workers in Nicaragua.
Comercial Internacional Exportada S.A., or CISA, a green coffee exporter in Nicaragua, will provide a grant to fund a three-year research initiative at the Buenos Aires School to examine issues surrounding bridging the digital divide.
April 15, 2009 - Glenn Cummings, former Speaker of the House in the Maine House of Representatives and current student in Penn GSE's Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management, has been selected as deputy assistant secretary of education in the Obama administration. He was offered the administration post by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.