• Education Policy
  • Philly Impact
November 16, 2017

In a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed, the Penn GSE professor argues an elected school board would better represent all city residents. 


  • Global Impact
November 20, 2017

Dan Wagner, Penn GSE professor and Special Advisor to UNESCO’s Director-General, argues the U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO is shortsighted. 

  • Education Policy
November 13, 2017

Christine Antorini and Danish Folkeskole principal Claus Drachmann visited Penn GSE to discuss a complete overhaul of the Nordic country’s education system. 

  • Innovation
November 8, 2017

Cindy Liu is the first student in the new Education Entrepreneurship M.S.Ed-MBA dual-degree program.

The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, Penn GSE authors encourage educators to consciously acknowledge gender as a way to support and engage all students in the classroom.

Awards & Honors

Sharon Wolf was awarded approximately $420,000 by the British Academy for a longitudinal follow-up of children from project “Assessing Sustained Impacts of the Quality Preschool for Ghana Teacher Training Intervention on Children’s Early Primary Grade Outcomes.” This project will follow the children from the original study for an additional year as they transition into primary school to assess sustained impacts of the intervention.

(Posted 9/19/2017)

Yasmin Kafai and her project partner Michael Eisenberg from University of Colorado-Boulder received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for their project “Debugging by Design: Developing a Tool Set for Debugging with Electronic Textiles to Promote Computational and Engineering Thinking in High School.” The goal is to strengthen teachers’ and students’ computational and engineering thinking by helping them to become better at locating and fixing problems in their software and circuit designs. The project will investigate a new instructional approach in which students and teachers themselves (rather than the researchers) will design their own debugging activities and materials with electronic textiles.

(Posted 9/19/2017)