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Jax Lastinger receives an award.
  • Race, Equity, & Inclusion
May 30, 2019

Jax Lastinger received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Promoting Diversity and Inclusion.



Rand Quinn
  • Education Policy
  • Race, Equity, & Inclusion
July 19, 2019

Speaking on Radio Times, Penn GSE’s Rand Quinn addressed an unexpected flashpoint in the first round of the Democratic presidential debates.


Adam Kirk Edgerton
  • Education Policy
July 15, 2019

Penn GSE doctoral student Adam Kirk Edgerton told The Philadelphia Inquirer that switching exams could have a wide-ranging impact.


Taliq Tillman and Dean Pam Grossman
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
July 10, 2019

The event, co-sponsored by Getting Smart and the International Society for Technology in Education, brought together educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers, and students on June 23 for a conversation exploring the future of work and learning.


The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, John Gamba explains how teachers can turn an idea for improving education into a business..

Awards & Honors

Ryan Baker and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Worcester Polytechnic Institute received an award from the National Science Foundation for $219,000 to study how to develop artificially intelligent learning systems that ask teachers for advice on how to interact with students. Rather than asking the teacher for broad rules which can be hard to articulate, the system will occasionally ask the teacher what to do in specific real situations and learn the teacher's preferences. 
(Posted 7/17/2019)

Amy Stornaiuolo received a 2019 Emerald Literati Award, in the category of English Teaching: Practice and Critique, for her article with T. Philip Nichols and Veena Vasudevan, “Building spaces for literacy in school: mapping the emergence of a literacy makerspace.” 
(Posted 7/17/2019)


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