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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.


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.”


Jonathan Supovitz discusses the politics of the Common Core standards on Radio Times

June 17, 2015

Supovitz talked about the new standards, the tests that often come with them, and what the fight over the Common Core means for education. 


Last week for families and educators to be heard in the School District of Philadelphia District-Wide survey

June 15, 2015

The surveys, conducted by the District and Penn GSE, help educators and researchers understand schools, and how they can be improved.


Doctoral candidate Katie Clonan-Roy is awarded coveted fellowship for her excellence in teaching

June 12, 2015

Clonan-Roy received the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. “Good teaching practices are developed through critical self-reflection and student feedback,” she said. 


Penn Summit on Black Girls and Women in Education aims to make a difference

June 4, 2015

Panelists and a keynote speaker challenged attendees to engage voices of Black girls and women and create action plans for the future.


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