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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.
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.
August 11, 2014 — UNESCO on Monday awarded the International Literacy Institute (ILI), based at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, the Confucius International Literacy Prize for its technology-based program supporting literacy in South Africa.
July 22, 2014 — Penn GSE Professor Laura Perna will testify before a United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on Thursday, July 24.
July 11, 2014 — The world of education is undergoing a revolution.
Technology is transforming long-held ideas about what can happen in a classroom, and even what a classroom can be. Experienced educators are seeing opportunities to reinvent how children are taught. Outsiders are bringing new ideas and energy into a field often defined by tradition.
Before these emerging leaders can make a lasting impact, they will have to overcome practical problems: business models, legal complexities, staffing, marketing, and financial realities.
July 8, 2014 – A premier young scholar in the study of excellence in the classroom is the latest addition to the faculty of Penn GSE's Teaching, Learning, and Lea