• Philly Impact
December 4, 2017

A Spencer Foundation grant will enhance the collaborative work over the next three years.


  • Teaching & Leadership
January 19, 2018

Writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jonathan Zimmerman says teachers need to show students why they can argue for Trump’s policies but not talk like him, at least not in school.

  • Race & Equity
  • News from Penn GSE
January 11, 2018

The series kicks off January 31 with author and MIT professor Craig Steven Wilder. 

  • News from Penn GSE
January 10, 2018

Marybeth Gasman moved into the top 10 in the Education Week ranking, joining seven other Penn GSE researchers on the 2018  Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list.

The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas picks the best books of 2017 for young readers.

Awards & Honors

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher and Thea Abu el-Haj (Penn GSE Alum) received an award of $42,945 from the Spencer Foundation for the project, “Unequal Citizens: Documenting the Civic Lives of American Muslim Immigrant Youth.” This national study focuses on the ways in which young people from diverse Muslim immigrant communities develop a range of understandings and practices in relation to civic identity and civic actions by examining the nature and development of civic identities and engagement across the domains of education, family, and community.

(Posted 1/22/2018)

Sarah Schneider Kavanagh and a cross-institutional team of researchers have recently been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to conduct a research study investigating how teachers learn to support disciplinary argumentation when facilitating classroom discussions. Focusing on understanding how instructional tools influence how teachers make sense of their practice as discussion facilitators, the study will be conducted across five years as a collaboration between researchers at four institutions: The University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin, The University of Colorado, and The University of Washington.

(Posted 1/19/2018)