News from Penn GSE

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:

Penn GSE awards recognize Mike Nakkula, Kamal Dreher, and Laronnda Thompson

This year’s annual Penn GSE awards recognized Mike Nakkula, Kamal Dreher, and Laronnda Thompson for their excellent service.

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New Vice Dean of Development and Alumni Relations believes in Penn GSE’s social impact

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New Director of Admissions sees a Penn GSE education as an investment worth making

Education transformed Kervin Pillot’s life by showing him how he could achieve so much more than his surroundings. Now, as Penn GSE’s Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions, Pillot wants to pass that lesson along to others.

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Penn GSE Education Alumni Association names 2016 awardees

The Penn GSE Education Alumni Association (EAA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 EAA 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 rises in education school rankings

[[image|left|width=200|src=/system/files/u73/seal_hr_2016.png]]Penn’s Graduate School of Education has risen to 6th in U.S.

Laura Perna Named Inaugural James S. Riepe Professor

Media Contact: 

Contact: Kat Stein, Exec. Director of Communications / (215) 898-9642

Philadelphia, PA— Laura Perna has been named the James S.

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