• Philly Impact
December 4, 2017

A Spencer Foundation grant will enhance the collaborative work over the next three years.


  • Teaching & Leadership
January 19, 2018

Writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jonathan Zimmerman says teachers need to show students why they can argue for Trump’s policies but not talk like him, at least not in school.

  • Race & Equity
  • News from Penn GSE
January 11, 2018

The series kicks off January 31 with author and MIT professor Craig Steven Wilder. 

  • News from Penn GSE
January 10, 2018

Marybeth Gasman moved into the top 10 in the Education Week ranking, joining seven other Penn GSE researchers on the 2018  Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list.

The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas picks the best books of 2017 for young readers.

Awards & Honors

Janine Remillard and her collaborators from Sweden, Flanders (Belgium), the U.S., and Finland, received an award of $970,000 by Swedish Research Council (led by Malardalen University) for the project “Teachers’ Use of Mathematics Curriculum Resources in the 21st Century: A Cross-Cultural Project.” The study examines elementary teachers’ use of mathematics curriculum resources from a cross-cultural, 21st-century perspective. Using interviews, a survey, and a teacher log, the study will gather and analyze data on elementary mathematics teachers’ interpretations and use of print and digital curriculum resources in Sweden, Flanders (Belgium), the United States, and Finland. The Penn portion of the project is $415,502.

(Posted 1/23/2018)

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher and Thea Abu el-Haj (Penn GSE Alum) received an award of $42,945 from the Spencer Foundation for the project, “Unequal Citizens: Documenting the Civic Lives of American Muslim Immigrant Youth.” This national study focuses on the ways in which young people from diverse Muslim immigrant communities develop a range of understandings and practices in relation to civic identity and civic actions by examining the nature and development of civic identities and engagement across the domains of education, family, and community.

(Posted 1/22/2018)