May 12, 2020
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A colorful mural is painted on a South Philadelphia high school. The Philadelphia skyline is visible behind the school. A purple block in the lower left reads, “Spring 2020, Partnering to Shape Urban Education

Penn GSE is working in Philadelphia to establish national models of instruction and data use—and improve children’s lives both in and outside of school.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Alumni
May 12, 2020
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Headshots of faculty members Betty Chandy, Zachary Herrmann, Caroline Watts, and Ryan Baker are separated by colorful rectangles

As the COVID-19 crisis brought dramatic changes to the education landscape this spring, Penn GSE faculty shared their perspectives to help educators and families.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
January 23, 2020
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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
January 10, 2020
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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
January 8, 2020
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Penn GSE alumnus Eduardo (Tony) A. Alleyne, GRD’16, works to help first-generation, low-income high school students prepare for college.

  • Leadership
  • Alumni
December 5, 2019
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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
November 21, 2019
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Penn GSE alumna Angela Cleveland, GED’01, is helping school counselors broaden student participation in computer science.

  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni
November 6, 2019
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Alumni and friends celebrated the extraordinary impact of Penn GSE at the School’s annual Celebration of Educators.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
November 6, 2019
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Penn GSE Professor of Practice Michael J. Nakkula discusses his work investigating what approaches can improve students’ life trajectories, how schools can better serve students, and what he enjoys most about teaching GSE students.  

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni
November 6, 2019
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Aerial view of a student holding a colorful chart with a list of emotions and a light shining in the middle underneath the word “Joy.”

Inspired by the maker movement and their Penn GSE coursework, two students in Penn GSE’s Urban Teaching Residency master’s program partnered to overhaul the innovation lab at Christina Seix Academy.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni

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