July 22, 2014 — Penn GSE Professor Laura Perna will testify before a United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on Thursday, July 24.
The hearing, “The Role of States in Higher Education,” will take a broad look at funding, oversight and strategies for improving degree attainment among students, especially those from low-income families.
Dr. Perna is the founding Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (Penn AHEAD) at Penn GSE.
Howard Stevenson delivered the keynote address at the African American Museum of Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reflecting on “the emotional costs of activism and being on the front lines.”
Richard Ingersoll’s findings—that students perform better on state tests when teachers have a leadership role in decision making in their school—are cited in this article that explores hybrid roles for teachers as leaders of other teachers.