• Race & Equity
August 1, 2016

Penn GSE’s Nelson Flores told the LA Times Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s fluency in Spanish alone won’t sway Latino voters. 


  • News from Penn GSE
August 18, 2016

The Teaching Fellowship provides early-career, high school math and science teachers with support and professional development to improve STEM education.

  • Teaching & Leadership
August 8, 2016

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman offered ideas for research-supported changes in education. 

  • Innovation
August 5, 2016

Martin Ihrig says that student-entrepreneurs can use their time in college to launch and grow startup businesses, while collaborating with their professors and peers.

The Educator's Playbook

Penn GSE faculty distill their research in this useful newsletter for K-12 educators. In the latest issue, John DeFlaminis on how distributed leadership might work in schools.

Awards & Honors

The bioMAKERlab, an innovative wetlab starter kit and activities funded by the National Science Foundation, will enable high school students and teachers to engage in synthetic biology by building genetic circuits that let microorganisms change color, smell, and shape. In synthetic biology, participants make their own DNA—gene by gene—and then grow their designs into real applications by inserting them into microorganisms to develop different traits and characteristics provided by the genes. The project will involve students from a Philadelphia public high school and young people participating in weekend workshops at The Franklin Institute, a Philadelphia-based science museum.  

Efficacy Evaluation of Zoology One

IES has awarded a Goal 3 Efficacy grant of nearly $3.3 million to Consortium for Policy Researcher in Education (CPRE) Senior Researchers Abigail Gray and Philip Sirinides, partnering with The School District of Philadelphia. The mixed-methods study examines the impacts and implementation of Zoology One, an integrated literacy and science curriculum for improving the reading, writing, and science achievement of kindergarten students. For more information on this study, click here

A partnership with the School District of Philadelphia Neighborhood Network 2 (West Philadelphia) will build capacity in mathematics instruction and achievement in grades 3-8. Funded by the Carl Haas Foundation & the William Penn Foundation, this project leverages established research and practice relationships between the SDP & Penn GSE’s CPRE in the use of formative assessment in mathematics improvement.