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At Penn GSE, our students and faculty move education forward every day. Read the latest news about our work below. For media inquiries, please visit the Penn GSE Press Room.


Martin Ihrig works with Philadelphia schools and musicians to expand music education opportunities

August 31, 2015

Ihrig and Amy Stornaiuolo both have proposed panels competing for a spot in next year’s SXSWedu conference. 


NYT: Harper report reveals racial disparity in school discipline across the South

August 25, 2015

The new study from the Center for Race and Equity in Education offers a school district-by-district look at suspensions and expulsions in 13 Southern states. 


Stanton Wortham appointed Faculty Director of the Penn Online Learning Initiative

August 20, 2015

“Stanton Wortham brings an extraordinary depth of expertise to help Penn chart the future of online learning,” Provost Vincent Price said. 


Alan Ruby honored with Membership of the Order of Australia

August 10, 2015

Ruby, a Senior Fellow at Penn GSE, has worked to improve education for the Australian government, the World Bank, and Atlantic Philanthropies. 


Penn GSE Mid-Career Program hosts EdCamp Leadership

July 30, 2015

The “unconference” brings together school leaders to think about new approaches to professional development.


Penn GSE alumna and former faculty member are rising leaders at IES

July 21, 2015

“I realized that I was never happier than when I was figuring out how to explain something complex in a way that would enable my audience of non-researchers to understand,” —Ruth Neild.


Teaching the next generation of physicians, doctors Leslie Kersun and Corrie Stankiewicz are honored for their commitment to medical education

July 8, 2015

Two recent graduates of Penn GSE’s Med Ed program awarded the Perelman School of Medicine’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. This award was established in 1987 to recognize clinical teaching excellence and commitment to medical education by outstanding faculty members from affiliated hospitals.


Video: Penn Center for MSIs connects early-career faculty

July 6, 2015

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions brought together 18 early-career scholars from MSIs around the country for ELEVATE, a three-day conference filled with workshops and seminars designed to help scholars make an impact on their campus, in the academy, and in society.  Click to view the video. 


Gregory and EJ Milken Foundation Awards $40K in Faculty Research Grants

July 1, 2015

Two $20K research grants awarded to Penn GSE faculty members. Professors Sigal Ben-Porath and Rand Quinn will explore the impact of civic opportunities for high school students in Philadelphia. Policy expert Jonathan Supovitz will examine a new model of school leadership.


Penn GSE’s Andy Porter to head $10M center on the Common Core and other college-readiness standards

June 17, 2015

“C-SAIL situates Penn GSE and the University of Pennsylvania at the frontline of research into one of the nation’s most vital but fraught educational policy issues,” said Penn GSE dean Pam Grossman. “Porter and his team will provide one-on-one support to teachers as they grapple with incorporating standards into their classroom instruction, while also studying what works and what doesn’t on a national scale. Their center has the potential to move the needle on student learning.”