Penn GSE Newsroom

  • News from Penn GSE
March 12, 2019

Penn’s Graduate School of Education has moved into the #2 position in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings for graduate schools of education – its highest ranking ever. The ranking marks the fourth consecutive year Penn GSE has been in the top 5.



Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
  • Race, Equity, & Inclusion
May 22, 2019

On the Office Hours podcast, Thomas remembers what it was like the first time she read Harry Potter, and how that sparked her investigations of race in children’s literature.


Locust Walk
  • News from Penn GSE
May 16, 2019

Graduation is a time to celebrate the remarkable successes of our Penn GSE community.


Dr. Earl Ball
  • Leadership
May 15, 2019

Earl Ball, who has directed the program since its launch in 2008, is retiring.


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

Matthew Hartley, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, was nominated by Nazarbayev University’s graduate school of education for a national award in Kazakhstan. The award was presented at a meeting in Cambridge, England by Nazarbayev University GSE’s dean Aida Sagintayeva, “for contributions to the development of research (science) for the Republic of Kazakhstan” based on NU’s and Penn GSE’s joint research in education. 
(Posted 5/21/2019)

Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor in the division of Higher Education, was appointed to serve as part of a new Gates Foundation commission, the Commission on the Value of Postsecondary Education. This new national research group will “examine what we are learning about the value of postsecondary education and offer recommendations about how to define and measure that value.” 
(Posted 5/21/2019)


by US News & World Report