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Teaching the next generation of physicians, doctors Leslie Kersun and Corrie Stankiewicz are honored for their commitment to medical education

July 8, 2015—Two alumnae from Penn GSE’s Master’s in Medical Education program (Med Ed) have been honored with the prestigious Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Established in 1987, the award recognizes clinical teaching excellence and commitment to medical education by outstanding faculty members from affiliated hospitals at the University of Pennsylvania.

Video: Penn Center for MSIs connects early-career faculty

July 6, 2015 — Last month, the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions brought together 18 early-career scholars from MSIs around the country for ELEVATE.  

Gregory and EJ Milken Foundation Awards $40K in Faculty Research Grants

July 1, 2015 – The Gregory and EJ Milken Foundation announced that they have awarded two Penn GSE faculty research projects $20,000 in funding each. Professors Sigal Ben-Porath and Rand Quinn, of the Education, Culture, and Society and Teaching, Learning, and Leadership programs respectively, will explore the impact of civic opportunities for high school students in Philadelphia.

Penn GSE’s Andy Porter to head $10M center on the Common Core and other college-readiness standards

The Common Core State Standards are the latest in a 30-year effort by states and the federal government to improve students’ preparation for college and the workforce by spelling out what they should know and be able to do. But these policies have had only modest success, often accompanied by unintended consequences, such as cheating scandals and teaching to the test.

Jonathan Supovitz discusses the politics of the Common Core standards on Radio Times

The fight over the Common Core State Standards is arguably the defining educational issue in American politics today.

Jonathan Supovitz — Penn GSE professor of education policy and co-director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education — appeared on WHYY’s Radio Times to discuss the new standards, the testing that is coming with them, and what the political battles means for education.

Last week for families and educators to be heard in the School District of Philadelphia District-Wide survey

It’s the last week for parents, guardians, students, teachers, and principals in the School District of Philadelphia to have their voice heard in the 2015 District-Wide survey.

The District, with support from Penn GSE, is conducting the surveys to better understand what is happening inside Philadelphia’s schools, and how they can be improved.

Penn Summit on Black Girls and Women in Education aims to make a difference

The hashtag #BlackGirlsMatter is a campaign to create a gender-inclusive framework in social justice work.

More than 100 educators, administrators, professors, students, and professionals convened this May to bring the conversation beyond Twitter. The Penn Summit on Black Girls and Women in Education (BWGE), sponsored by Penn GSE’s The Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education (CSREE), focused on the experiences and realities of Black girls and women in educational contexts – and what participants could do next.

Photo Gallery: Penn GSE's newest alumni

On Saturday, Penn GSE recognized the accomplishments of its newest graduates as part of Penn's 259th Commencement. 

May 2015 graduates were joined by December 2014's graduates, and those expected to complete in August 2015 were welcomed to join the procession as well.

Penn GSE will welcome just over 700 students into the alumni ranks.

This gallery of photos by Darryl Moran captures many moments of celebration from the day. Congratulations!

Penn GSE awards recognize Rand Quinn, Terence Newby, and Hannah Brenneman

With its annual awards, Penn GSE is recognizing Rand Quinn, Terence Newby, and Hannah Brenneman for their excellent work.

Quinn, professor of Education Policy in the Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Division, received the “Excellence in Teaching Award.” Since joining Penn GSE in 2012, Quinn has earned a reputation for challenging students to think in new ways. He has involved many students in his research and work in Philadelphia.

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