• News from Penn GSE
March 14, 2017

Penn’s Graduate School of Education has been ranked #3 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings for graduate schools of education. The ranking marks the school’s highest performance ever, and the sixth consecutive year Penn GSE has been in the top 10.


  • Teaching & Leadership
  • Philly Impact
March 24, 2017

PEDAL@GSE offers classes weekly at GSE for people connected to Penn. The Community PEDAL@GSE program offers classes to West Philadelphia community members at the Walnut West Philadelphia Library. Last fall, Community PEDAL became partners with Philadelphia Mayor James Kenny’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes adult literacy.

  • Race & Equity
March 15, 2017

Appearing on NPR’s Code Switch, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas discussed how fictional characters of color rarely get a full story, or a happy ending. 

  • Higher Education
March 9, 2017

In an open letter in The Washington Post, Gasman says that professors teach students to think for themselves.

The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, Pam Grossman spurs a better whole classroom discussion.

Awards & Honors

Nelson Flores is the winner of the 2017 AERA Early Career Award in Bilingual Education Research. The award recognizes an individual in the early stages of his or her career whose work stands out for its excellence in moving the field forward. The selection committee also considered each candidate’s potential for continued prominence in bilingual education, and recognized Dr. Flores's potential to add new knowledge to the field. The award will be presented at the 2017 AERA BER SIG business meeting in San Antonio.

(Posted 2/17/2017)

Laura Perna of Penn AHEAD has received a $500,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation for the project, “Improving Equity in Higher Education Attainment in the United States.” Dr. Perna and the Penn AHEAD team will continue their work with the Pell Institute on the Indicators of Higher Education Equity reports, identifying best practices of colleges and universities that enroll and graduate high shares of low-income students.

(Posted 2/15/2017)