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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.

Vivian Gadsden elected to National Academy of Education

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The National Academy of Education (NAEd) announced that 14 exceptional education scholars were elected to membership, including Vivian Gadsden, William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education in Penn GSE’s Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division. This honor comes as Gadsden nears the end of her term as President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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Dean Grossman and Shaun Harper named AERA Fellows

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Penn GSE scholars recognized for influencing public discourse on education

Eleven researchers from Penn GSE have made Education Week’s 2017 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list. Of these, nine are members of the School’s standing faculty, which represents nearly a quarter of that group.   

The list, created by Rick Hess, the Director of Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, recognizes scholars whose work shapes public discussion around education. 

Penn GSE faculty share expertise at AERA Knowledge Forum

At the 2016 American Educational Research Association annual conference, Vivian Gadsden, Richard Ingersoll, Laura Perna, and Howard Stevenson were four of 32 scholars sharing research in the Ed-Talk format. Here are their Ed-Talks: 

An inbox brimming with good news

From prestigious awards to new grants to staying on top of the national conversation, our inbox at Penn GSE News has been brimming with accolades.

In no particular order:

Shaun Harper was named #36 on The Root’s Top 100 list.

Three Penn GSE teaching alumni selected for prestigious Knowles Science Teaching Foundation fellowships

Three Penn GSE alumni were chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation to become Teaching Fellows for the 2016 cohort. Jesse Braxton, Erika Mitkus, and Ashley Smith were selected for these highly competitive Teaching Fellowships, which provide support and professional development for early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers.




Penn GSE students recognized for their work in education

As the academic year closes, Penn GSE students and alumni have received awards and recognition in Philadelphia and around the world for their continued efforts to improve education. Among those whose work has recently received attention:

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