• Teaching & Leadership
May 6, 2016

Just before graduation, the cohort spent a day finding connections between art history and medicine, all the while engaged in a metacognitive teaching experience. 


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  • News from Penn GSE
May 20, 2016

Steinberg, Assistant Professor in the Education Policy Division, named a 2016 National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation postdoctoral fellow.  

  • Higher Education
May 18, 2016

In an essay for Times Higher Education, Matthew Hartley ponders how prestigious (and pricey) colleges can justify their course costs.   

  • Teaching & Leadership
May 9, 2016

Penn GSE’s Vocational Academic Social Transition Life Skill Independent Functional Experiences program pairs high school students, who are aged 14-19 and have significant developmental and intellectual disabilities, with Penn graduate students who are working towards master’s of education degrees and special education certification.

The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, Penn GSE faculty suggest books for educators that will inspire without feeling like homework.

Awards & Honors

A partnership with the School District of Philadelphia Neighborhood Network 2 (West Philadelphia) will build capacity in mathematics instruction and achievement in grades 3-8. Funded by the Carl Haas Foundation & the William Penn Foundation, this project leverages established research and practice relationships between the SDP & Penn GSE’s CPRE in the use of formative assessment in mathematics improvement. 

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have awarded a combined $1.9 million to professors Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo, enabling the continued development and expanded use of Integrated Data Systems, or IDS, for evidence-based policymaking through the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, or AISP, initiative. 

Gasman leads Pathways to the Professoriate, a $5.1 million program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to increase the number of Hispanic professors on campuses across the US.