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.


Jenny Zapf Arrives at GSE to Lead the Nation’s First M.S. Ed. Education Entrepreneurship Program

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.

Abby Reisman, Premier Teacher Development Scholar, Joins Penn GSE Faculty

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

Marybeth Gasman and Shaun Harper to Speak at Achievement Gap Symposium

June 20, 2014 – Two nationally renowned Penn GSE Professors will discuss challenges facing black men entering college and how they can succeed on June 23 at

Share Your Summer: Enter Penn GSE's 2014 Summer Photo Contest

June 18, 2014 - Penn GSE students, faculty, and staff are traveling globally and engaging locally more than ever before. We invite you to share your experience with the Penn community. 

Penn GSE Helps West Philadelphia School Host Environmental Festival

June 11, 2014 – The classroom bustled with excitement as kindergarten students holding construction paper posters stepped forward for their moment in the spotlight.  Standing in a row in front of their guests, a class of first-graders, the children proudly shared the knowledge they had gained through weeks of studying live hermit crabs. As they taught the older students, the kindergarteners pointed to their drawings and discoveries on the posters, among them “Hermit crabs wash up like people,” and “Living things can grow.”

Leading Educational Research Centers Respond to White House Report on Boys and Young Men of Color

June 2, 2014--In response to a recent task force report to President Barack Obama on My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative that brings together private sector and philanthropic organizations to improve the lives and outcomes of boys and young men of color in the United States, seven university-based research centers have jointly issued a statement.

Penn GSE Commencement 2014

May 28, 2014 - Penn GSE's Centennial Commencement was held on Saturday, May 17th at the historic Franklin Field. Dr. Anthony Bryk, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, delivered the Commencement Address. Watch a video of the entire ceremony or view a slideshow. More photos available here.