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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.


Photo Gallery: Penn GSE's newest alumni

May 19, 2015

On May 16th, Penn GSE recognized the accomplishments of its newest graduates as part of Penn's 259th Commencement. 


Penn GSE awards recognize Rand Quinn, Terence Newby, and Hannah Brenneman

May 15, 2015

On Commencement Weekend, Penn GSE celebrates successes of students from across the school. 


$140,000 in Prizes Awarded to Early-Stage Education Entrepreneurs

May 13, 2015

University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education & The Milken Family Foundation Announce 2015 Education Business Plan Competition Winners


Penn GSE student working with Garces Foundation to help immigrants learn English

May 6, 2015

Lindsey Liu, who is pursuing two Master’s degrees, teaches culinary workers English as part of her TESOL coursework. 


Shaun Harper, Michael Nutter, and John Legend named to My Brother's Keeper Alliance

May 4, 2015

Penn GSE Professor Shaun R. Harper has been appointed to the MBK Alliance Advisory Council, along with Penn alumnus Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. Penn alumnus John Legend has been named Honorary Chairman of the Alliance. President Barack Obama announced the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (“MBK Alliance”), which aims to make the American Dream available to all boys and young men of color by eliminating gaps in their opportunities and outcomes


Applying brain power to education

April 29, 2015

Penn GSE’s Center for School Study Councils (CSSC) took learning about the brain—and learning with the brain—to a whole new level with a visit to The Franklin Institute science museum. 


What’s next for women in gaming after Gamergate?

April 28, 2015

A pair of conferences at Penn GSE led by Yasmin Kafai explored ways to open up computer science and gaming fields to women. 


In his new book, John Puckett tells interwoven histories of Penn and West Philadelphia

April 24, 2015

“It’s a story of the American research university in the second half of the 20th century,” Puckett told the Current. “It’s a social history and an institutional history.”

Puckett and Lloyd, director of the University Archives and Records Center, will discuss the book at a signing 7 p.m. May 14 at the Penn Book Center.


Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher one of twelve Penn Global Education Fund Award Winners

April 21, 2015

In April, Penn’s Global Education Fund awarded Penn GSE professor Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher one of 12 grants to extend research about educational attainment for refugees in New York City beyond the schools and into the supplemental services provided by voluntary agencies and faith-based institutions. 


Multimodality takes center stage at Screening Scholarship Media Festival

April 9, 2015

“If all ethnography is fiction, can we tell a better fiction with film?” asked Veena Vasudevan, a doctoral student in Penn GSE’s Teaching, Learning, and Leadership program. Performing the Digital, the third-annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival, showcased ethnographic multimedia from Penn GSE and around the world.