Press Releases

Graduate Women’s Leadership Conference Provides New Skillsets for Women Graduate Students

Women attend GWLC 2015

Women from across Penn's graduate schools attended on March 20th, including co-organizer Lois MacNamara (foreground).


Former Penn GSE Dean Andy Porter honored for influential research

Former Penn GSE dean and quantitative methods expert Andy Porter has been honored by The American Educational Research Association (AERA) with the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award.

Centennial Performance By Acclaimed Social Commentator Anna Deavere Smith

In celebration of its Centennial, Penn GSE has invited actress, playwright and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith for a special performance on May 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the Penn Museum.

Penn GSE recognized as a national leader

Penn’s Graduate School of Education has once again been recognized among the best-performing graduate schools of education. U.S. News and World Report named the School 7th in its recently released 2016 rankings, the fourth consecutive year Penn GSE has placed within the top 10.

Penn GSE’s innovation research on display at SXSWedu conference

Representatives from Penn GSE and the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) will be presenting two sessions at this week’s cutting-edge SXSWedu conference in Austin, TX. The fifth annual event, which is part of a family of premiere conferences in technology, music, and film, celebrates innovations in learning.

Working with refugees in the Middle East inspired education entrepreneurship

Colin Gilbert had been working with refugees in Jordan for 10 months when neighboring Syria collapsed under a devastating civil war. 

Colin with 2 women in Amman

MCDPEL Innovations Lab launches weekly podcast focused on real-world scenarios in education leadership

The new Innovations Lab at the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (@MCDPEL) at Penn GSE will launch a weekly scenario-based educational leadership podcast, entitled #BACKCHANNELedu, starting Monday, March 2. The series is focused on problem-solving real-life challenges submitted by educational leaders, and each episode ends  with a cliffhanger.

Jonathan Supovitz explores Twitter debate over Common Core standards

When Jonathan Supovitz and a team of researchers started unpacking their study of the Twitter debate over Common Core State Standards, they saw a new type of political discourse.

Documentary on Norristown's Mexican community, inspired by GSE research, airing on WHYY

Photo of church interior with American flag The scene at St. Patrick's Church in Norristown, PA, from the documentary Adelante.

When Father William Murphy steps up to the pulpit at St. Patrick’s, he draws upon deep traditions in the 181-year-old church to make parishioners feel at home. I see good, hard-working people who are just trying to have a better life for their kids, just like my grandparents did,” he said.

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