• Philly Impact
December 4, 2017

A Spencer Foundation grant will enhance the collaborative work over the next three years.


  • News from Penn GSE
December 14, 2017

Dean Pam Grossman was recently inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She joins fellow faculty member Bob Boruch, as well as Penn President Amy Gutmann.

  • Race & Equity
November 29, 2017

In a Q&A for the Penn Current, Stevenson discusses connections between psychology and theology, holding therapy sessions on a basketball court, and helping schools respond to racist incidents. 

  • Teaching & Leadership
  • Philly Impact
November 29, 2017

The Teacher Research and Knowledge: A Celebration of Writing and Literacy conference, co-sponsored by Penn GSE's PhilWP and the Teacher Education and Reading/Writing/Literacy programs, emphasized teacher knowledge in reading and literacy practices.  

The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas picks the best books of 2017 for young readers.

Awards & Honors

Sharon Wolf was awarded approximately $420,000 by the British Academy for a longitudinal follow-up of children from project “Assessing Sustained Impacts of the Quality Preschool for Ghana Teacher Training Intervention on Children’s Early Primary Grade Outcomes.” This project will follow the children from the original study for an additional year as they transition into primary school to assess sustained impacts of the intervention.

(Posted 9/19/2017)

Yasmin Kafai and her project partner Michael Eisenberg from University of Colorado-Boulder received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for their project “Debugging by Design: Developing a Tool Set for Debugging with Electronic Textiles to Promote Computational and Engineering Thinking in High School.” The goal is to strengthen teachers’ and students’ computational and engineering thinking by helping them to become better at locating and fixing problems in their software and circuit designs. The project will investigate a new instructional approach in which students and teachers themselves (rather than the researchers) will design their own debugging activities and materials with electronic textiles.

(Posted 9/19/2017)