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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.


Six Philadelphia Schools Open with a Dual Language Program Guided by Nelson Flores

September 8, 2014 — The important thing to remember in a bilingual education program, Nelson Flores told the teachers, is that a skill is a skill.

If a child is learning the skill, it initially doesn’t matter if they learn it in English or Spanish, Flores said. As they learn the languages, they will learn to think in the languages, and the skills will translate.

Marybeth Gasman to Present Research at U.S. Capitol

August 27, 2014 – Penn GSE Professor Marybeth Gasman will discuss demographics at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) at a higher education research and policy briefing o

Program Director Encourages Early Childhood Play

August 25, 2014 – Childhood play is more than scraped knees and grass stains—it’s a critical tool for development. Through play, children learn by solving problems, exploring, and practicing self-control. Penn GSE Senior Fellow Frances Rust wants to help teachers encourage playful activity, and in July she was invited to China to speak at the first Sino-U.S. Summit on Play.

Penn GSE Alum Joins Mid-Career Program as Leadership Innovation Manager

August 18, 2014 – Digital media has become a crucial tool for modern school leadership. Understanding this reality, Penn GSE’s Mid-Career Program has brought back alumnus Dr. Joe Mazza to help students, faculty, and alumni enhance their influence and engagement.

Moving AHEAD: Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy at Penn

July 28, 2014 — Seven Penn GSE faculty members are advancing higher education and fostering open, equitable societies around the globe through the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, or AHEAD.