Press Releases

$140,000 in Prizes Awarded to Early-Stage Education Entrepreneurs

Penn GSE and the Milken Family Foundation announced the winners of the sixth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) today. Winning ideas included platforms to connect parents with teachers, apps to provide personalized lesson plans for students with special needs, and programs to keep low-income students on track to finish college.

Shaun Harper, Michael Nutter, and John Legend named to My Brother's Keeper Alliance

Today, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (“MBK Alliance”), which aims to make the American Dream available to all boys and young men of color by eliminating gaps in their opportunities and outcomes. Penn GSE Professor Shaun R.

Applying brain power to education

Penn GSE’s Center for School Study Councils (CSSC) took learning about the brain—and learning with the brain—to a whole new level with a visit to The Franklin Institute science museum.

Superintendents around a multimedia exhibit

What’s next for women in gaming after Gamergate?

The Gamergate controversy revealed an ugly element of the gaming world to the broader public as women who create, critique and study online games suffered vile and personal attacks for doing their jobs.

woman looks at poster about Lego for Girls

The 2015 Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat/GenderIT Conference included poster sessions, panels, and presentations on diversity in gaming and IT.

In his new book, John Puckett tells interwoven histories of Penn and West Philadelphia

Seven years ago, Penn GSE educational historian John Puckett and co-author Mark Frazier Lloyd set out to tell the story of the University of Pennsylvania in the second half of the 20th Century.

Becoming Penn book cover

Becoming Penn is published by Penn Press

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher one of twelve Penn Global Education Fund Award Winners

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher sees a connection between global and local happening in her backyard.

The Associate Director of Penn GSE’s International Educational Development Program lives in New York City, home to one of the largest refugee populations in the United States. After the most basic needs of resettled refugees have been addressed, communities face the often-formidable challenge of meeting their educational needs. Along with colleagues from Teachers College at Columbia University, she’s exploring ways in which New York City schools are meeting those needs.

Multimodality takes center stage at Screening Scholarship Media Festival

April 9, 2015 —Ethnographers are both researchers and storytellers.

sculpture of figure with mirrored face

Performance installation by Shakeil Greely, entitled Trail of Silence

Vivian Gadsden named president of AERA, Shaun Harper becomes Council Member-at-Large

Vivian L. Gadsden, William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE), has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Penn GSE journal highlights work in Philly schools

The latest issue of Penn GSE’s student-run journal examines Philadelphia schools and the different ways educators are working to effect positive change in the city.

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