News from Penn GSE

Amy Benedict helps students and alumni envision making their working lives flow

When students and alumni come to Amy Benedict for advice, she often asks them to think about flow—the state where their minds are fully engaged, and tasks feel natural, even when they are not easy.

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Benedict, Penn GSE’s Director of Career and Professional Development, says that sense of flow offers important clues for job seekers. What skills and qualities are you using when you are in that flowing work state? How else could those skills be applied?

Connecting Alumni: Penn GSE Launches Alumni Directory Project

With more than 16,000 graduates living and working in six continents, more than ninety countries, and all fifty states plus the District of Columbia, Penn GSE’s alumni community is diverse and robust. A renewed priority for Penn GSE is connecting alumni to the School and to each other – whether through on-campus programming or online outreach – in order to build stronger professional networks and communicate about the work of the school.


Two Penn GSE professors receive prestigious NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships

With the recent announcement that assistant professors Amy Stornaiuolo and Nelson Flores received 2017 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships, Penn GSE’s streak of success with this prestigious award continues. Counting Stornaiuolo and Flores, five Penn GSE assistant professors have received the fellowship in the past four years.

Commencement ceremony celebrates over 500 Penn GSE graduates

SoBae Park, Yunning Wang, and Marvin Shelton (pictured above) celebrate graduating from the Education, Culture, and Society program.

Booing DeVos is a Trumpian Response that Doesn’t Advance Needed Conversations, Says Penn GSE Education Historian

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


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.

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.

Penn GSE Ranked #3 Nationally

Penn’s Graduate School of Education has been ranked #3 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings for graduate schools of education. The ranking marks the school’s highest performance ever, and the sixth consecutive year Penn GSE has been in the top 10.

Robert Parris Moses to speak at Penn GSE Commencement May 13

Robert Parris Moses, educator and civil rights activist, will deliver the keynote address at Penn GSE’s commencement ceremony on May 13. Mr. Moses is president and founder of the Algebra Project, Inc., which prepares students who have performed in the lowest quartile on standardized exams to graduate from high school on time and ready to take college mathematics.

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