Alumni Stories

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May 13, 2020

Members of the Penn GSE community have stepped forward amidst the shortage of personal protective equipment brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Alumni
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May 12, 2020

As leaders and educators, Penn GSE alumni are making an impact in urban education across the country.

  • Leadership
  • Alumni
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January 23, 2020

Locally and nationally, Penn GSE Education Entrepreneurship alumni are innovating at all levels of education, both within and beyond the classroom.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni
A folded composition book with children’s writing and drawings lies next to a tray of crayons
January 10, 2020

Diane Waff, C’76, GRD’07, and Judy Buchanan discuss how the Philadelphia Writing Project enriches K–12 teachers’ and students’ learning and how a new initiative is cultivating Philadelphia’s youngest writers.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Alumni
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January 8, 2020

Penn GSE alumnus Eduardo (Tony) A. Alleyne, GRD’16, works to help first-generation, low-income high school students prepare for college.

  • Leadership
  • Alumni
Angela Duckworth and Dean Grossman sit opposite each other conversing before an audience
December 5, 2019

Character, collaboration, and project-based learning were topics of conversation when best-selling author and Penn professor Angela Duckworth joined Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman for a discussion during Penn’s Homecoming Weekend.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
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November 21, 2019

Penn GSE alumna Angela Cleveland, GED’01, is helping school counselors broaden student participation in computer science.

  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni
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September 23, 2019

Sydney Negus, GED’17, draws upon the intercultural perspective she honed at Penn GSE to conduct research and evaluate programs in The School District of Philadelphia.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
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September 23, 2019

Robert “Bob” Demare, GRD’14, has developed company-wide learning to improve global business performance, drawing upon his time at Penn GSE.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
A smiling woman interacting with a class of Nepalese students
September 23, 2019

Sharareh Bajracharya, GR’05, is using art to empower students in underfunded and rural schools in Nepal.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni

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