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Before joining the University of Pennsylvania as the Dean of the Graduate School of Education in January 2015, Pam Grossman, jumpstarted Stanford University’s Hollyhock Fellowship program. The renowned program is designed to keep talented, early-career high school educators working in underserved schools from leaving the field.
[[image|left|width=200|caption=Michael Farrell|src=https://www.gse.upenn.edu/system/files/u225/Farrell%20Pic.jpg]] On June 1, the School District of Philadelphia announced the appointment of Michael Farrell as the next principal of the Penn Alexander School (PAS), a partnership school with Penn’s Graduate School of Education.
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Philadelphia wants to make pre-kindergarten available to every 3-and-4-year old, regardless of their need or neighborhood. The city has $60 million in state funding, and Mayor Jim Kenney campaigned on making the program a priority.
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Nate Wilkins remembers seeing a change after a friend attended the Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity’s High School Leadership Institute.
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This story, written by Manasee Wagh, originally appeared in the Penn GSE Alumni Magazine.