Penn GSE Newsroom

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Race, Equity, & Inclusion
December 13, 2018

Penn GSE's Ebony Elizabeth Thomas says 2018 saw a leap in realistic portrayals of diverse characters in books aimed at early independent readers.





Ryan Baker points at an equation on a projector screen.
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
January 18, 2019

Ryan Baker received the 2018 Educational Research Award from the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.


A teacher and student work on a biology project
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faces of Philanthropy
January 14, 2019

Penn GSE has received $8.6 M in 2018 to support its teacher education programs, including grants for student scholarships and the development of innovative coursework and fieldwork for the School’s Urban Teacher Apprenticeship Program (UTAP).

  • News from Penn GSE
January 14, 2019

Seven Penn GSE educators and a Penn professor with a secondary appointment at Penn GSE are featured.


The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, Michael Johanek says school leaders can improve their decision making by improving how they assess problems. .

Awards & Honors

Abby Reisman has received a $49,942 grant from the Spencer Foundation for the project "Using Online Professional Development Modules to Support Practice-Based Coaching for Document-Based History Instruction: A Design Experiment." The grant will support a two-year design-based study in which Dr. Reisman is working with a team of instructional leaders to first design online professional development modules that target instructional practices in history and then embed the modules in a coaching intervention. The project envisions the modules, replete with articulated specifications of practice and video representations of those practices, as providing a common vocabulary upon which to build a shared vision of good instruction. 
(Posted 1/16/2019)

Gerald Campano, with María Paula Ghiso of Teachers College, Columbia University and Bethany Welch of the  Aquinas Center, has received the 2018 David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English from the National Council of Teachers of English for the book, "Partnering with Immigrant Communities: Action Through Literacy." 
(Posted 1/7/2019)


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