• News from Penn GSE
November 11, 2015

Penn GSE faculty have achieved a rare trifecta in the leadership of professional organizations. Three top associations in education have elected four Penn GSE faculty members to current or future terms as president—demonstrating the School’s place at the forefront of education.


  • Teaching & Leadership
  • Race & Equity
November 10, 2015

In the NYT, Ebony Thomas states that the book A Fine Dessert presents a “degrading” depiction of an enslaved African-American mother and daughter in 1810 South Carolina. 

  • Education Policy
October 30, 2015

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, C-SAIL director Andy Porter writes that the focus of education reform should be implementing more rigorous content, not standardized testing. 

  • Innovation
October 29, 2015

Eight companies from around the world have joined the Education Design Studio Inc.'s third cohort to further develop ventures aimed at solving problems in education. 

Learning from Penn GSE

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, Betsy Rymes explores student language.

Awards & Honors

The Institute of Education Sciences awarded Laura Desimone and Andy Porter a $10-million, 5-year grant to lead a center on the Common Core and other college-readiness standards.

John DeFlaminis was awarded $756,844 grant from the School District of the City of York, PA; $28,000 from the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District; $39,200 from the Gloucester City Public Schools; and $16,000 from the School District of Philadelphia. 

Katie Clonan-Roy

Doctoral candidate Katie Clonan-Roy was awarded prestigious Center for Teaching & Learning fellowship for excellence in teaching.