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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.


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.


Vivian Gadsden named president of AERA, Shaun Harper becomes Council Member-at-Large

March 26, 2015

Vivian L. Gadsden, William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education at Penn GSE, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Shaun Harper, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, was elected as a Council Member-at-Large. 


Penn GSE journal highlights work in Philly schools

March 25, 2015

The latest issue of Perspectives on Urban Education, Penn GSE’s student-run journal, examines Philadelphia schools and the different ways educators are working to effect positive change in the city.


Graduate Women’s Leadership Conference Provides New Skillsets for Women Graduate Students

March 23, 2015

The first-ever Graduate Women’s Leadership Conference at Penn brought together over eighty women graduate students and six presenters on Friday. Aimed at sharpening leadership skills for women graduate students entering the marketplace, the sold-out event received enthusiastic interest and support. 


Penn GSE Education Alumni Association Names 2015 Awardees

March 19, 2015

The Penn GSE Education Alumni Association (EAA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 EAA Awards. Intended to honor the accomplishments of GSE alumni and other education professionals, the awards recognize outstanding contributions to Penn GSE and the field of education. The awardees will be recognized on campus at GSE’s Centennial Celebration on May 15, 2015.


Former Penn GSE Dean Andy Porter honored for influential research

March 11, 2015

Porter has been honored by The American Educational Research Association with the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award, published the most-read AERA journal article of the year for 2014, and received the Distinguished Research in Teacher Education award from the Association of Teacher Educators


DATE CHANGE: Centennial Performance By Acclaimed Social Commentator Anna Deavere Smith

March 10, 2015

In celebration of its Centennial, Penn GSE has invited actress, playwright and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith for a special performance on May 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the Penn Museum. She will perform parts of a work-in-progress play she is writing about the school-to-prison pipeline. The event is open to the public and tickets are free.


Penn GSE recognized as a national leader

March 10, 2015

Penn’s Graduate School of Education has once again been recognized among the best-performing graduate schools of education.U.S. News and World Report named the School 7th in its recently released 2016 rankings, the fourth consecutive year Penn GSE has placed within the top 10.


Penn GSE’s innovation research on display at SXSWedu conference

March 9, 2015

Three representatives from Penn GSE presenting at SXSWedu education innovation conference in Austin, TX.


Working with refugees in the Middle East inspired education entrepreneurship

March 4, 2015

Colin Gilbert, a student in the first cohort of the M.S.Ed. in Education Entrepreneurship program, is seeking more sustainable models for educational and developmental work.