• News from Penn GSE
May 18, 2017

Penn GSE celebrated over 500 graduates in the 2017 GSE Commencement on May 13 in the University of Pennsylvania's iconic Palestra. 


  • Counseling & Human Development
May 19, 2017

Writing for the Huffington Post, clinician Nitika Gupta explains that rather than planting the seed, talking about suicide can open the door to reducing loneliness and isolation.

  • Higher Education
May 16, 2017

Writing in Inside Higher Education, Peter Eckel says boards should cultivate members’ curiosity to avoid the status quo. 

  • Teaching & Leadership
  • Innovation
May 11, 2017

Penn GSE Associate Professor Susan Yoon wants science to empower students—both to develop the skills their futures will require and to live as engaged citizens.

The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, Janine Remillard and Caroline Brayer Ebby help math teachers create local math curriculum.

Awards & Honors

With a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Caroline Ebby developed and piloted research-based formative assessment tools and routines for the early elementary grades. She and her team will be providing professional development and ongoing support throughout the 2017-18 school year for 275 School District of Philadelphia teachers. Dr. Ebby is collaborating with the Ongoing Assessment Project to translate research findings on student learning of number and operations into ways for teachers to regularly assess student understanding and develop targeted instructional responses. 

(Posted 4/13/2017)

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher has been elected to the Comparative and International Educational Society (CIES) Board of Directors. She will serve a three year term. The society's over 2,500 members conduct research that focuses on schools, students, teachers and administrators, and on issues spanning early childhood and basic education to secondary and higher education, as well as non-formal education and life-long learning.

(Posted 4/7/2017)