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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 Mid-Career Program hosts EdCamp Leadership

July 30, 2015

The “unconference” brings together school leaders to think about new approaches to professional development.


Penn GSE alumna and former faculty member are rising leaders at IES

July 21, 2015

“I realized that I was never happier than when I was figuring out how to explain something complex in a way that would enable my audience of non-researchers to understand,” —Ruth Neild.


Teaching the next generation of physicians, doctors Leslie Kersun and Corrie Stankiewicz are honored for their commitment to medical education

July 8, 2015

Two recent graduates of Penn GSE’s Med Ed program awarded the Perelman School of Medicine’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. This award was established in 1987 to recognize clinical teaching excellence and commitment to medical education by outstanding faculty members from affiliated hospitals.


Video: Penn Center for MSIs connects early-career faculty

July 6, 2015

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions brought together 18 early-career scholars from MSIs around the country for ELEVATE, a three-day conference filled with workshops and seminars designed to help scholars make an impact on their campus, in the academy, and in society.  Click to view the video. 


Gregory and EJ Milken Foundation Awards $40K in Faculty Research Grants

July 1, 2015

Two $20K research grants awarded to Penn GSE faculty members. Professors Sigal Ben-Porath and Rand Quinn will explore the impact of civic opportunities for high school students in Philadelphia. Policy expert Jonathan Supovitz will examine a new model of school leadership.


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.