• Philly Impact
March 10, 2016

A March 1 reception for Hackney was a chance for educators, researchers, and community leaders to think about new collaborations to benefit Philadelphia’s children and families.


  • News from Penn GSE
May 5, 2016

This year’s annual Penn GSE awards recognized Mike Nakkula, Kamal Dreher, and Laronnda Thompson for their excellent service.

  • News from Penn GSE
May 4, 2016

Calvert will be building support for her own alma mater—having earned her M.S.Ed. in Higher Education at GSE while working full-time at Penn. 

  • Higher Education
April 27, 2016

New study co-authored by Joni Finney, Director of Penn GSE's Institute for Research on Higher Education, ranks all 50 states by college affordability for students and families.

The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, Shaun Harper on helping high school athletes choose a college.

Awards & Honors

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have awarded a combined $1.9 million to professors Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo, enabling the continued development and expanded use of Integrated Data Systems, or IDS, for evidence-based policymaking through the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, or AISP, initiative. 

Gasman leads Pathways to the Professoriate, a $5.1 million program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to increase the number of Hispanic professors on campuses across the US.  

Perna will lead a project with the College Promise Campaign, funded by Civic Nation, to develop a comprehensive database of College Promise Programs. This project will also compile research on the topic, make recommendations for promise programs, and develop a three-year research agenda.