Penn GSE News
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May 21, 2024
Mayor Cherelle Parker speaks at a podium while Dean Katharine O. Strunk and other faculty in regalia look on at Penn GSE's 2024 commencement ceremony

Penn GSE’s Commencement on Saturday, May 18, graduated over 700 students — the largest class in the school’s history. The ceremony was highlighted by speaker Cherelle Parker, the 100th mayor of Philadelphia and the first woman to lead the city, who emphasized the importance of planting deep roots and becoming active citizens with the power to create change.

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May 14, 2024
Vicky Swanson, Hongyang Zhao, and Toby Johnson

The Graduate School of Education helps students put their knowledge into practice through community engagement. Three soon-to-be graduates speak with Penn Today about how their service enabled them to deepen their connection with West Philadelphia.

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May 14, 2024
Corner facade of the Penn GSE Building

Congratulations to all our distinguished faculty, staff, and student recipients for their exceptional achievements!

Penn GSE News
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May 10, 2024
A black-and-white overlay featuring the silhouette of a slumped student holding his brow between his forefinger and thumb superimposed over blurred students and teachers bustling through a hallway with the words “The Mengal Health Crisis in Schools”

Penn GSE is pioneering multi-tiered initiatives to strengthen mental health support for students and educators across U.S. schools.

Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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May 10, 2024

Weaver explores the closures of 13 NCAA Division III colleges, linking them to demographic shifts and their severe impact on athletics, while emphasizing the need for sustainable financial strategies.

Daniel A. Wagner, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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May 8, 2024

Wagner is awarded a Fulbright to lead an educational collaboration project in Japan.

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May 7, 2024
Penn GSE Dean Katharine Strunk.

In a Philadelphia Inquirer story, Strunk highlighted the importance of equitable stipends in supporting Pennsylvania’s future educators.

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May 6, 2024
A view of the three panelists and Dean Katharine Strunk sitting at a table in front of the packed lecture hall under a screen that reads, “From Courtroom to Classroom.”

The panel covered the conditions in Pennsylvania that led to the lawsuit, what “equitable funding” could or should look like for the 500 diverse school districts across the state, and the specific needs and impacts in Philadelphia.

Penn GSE News
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May 3, 2024
Laura Perna seated at a table outside

Perna expresses concerns that the problematic FAFSA rollout could undermine trust in the system and exacerbate the declining college enrollment trends.

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April 30, 2024
Penn GSE Associate Professor Brooks Bowden leaning against a chalkboard

A. Brooks Bowden, now a tenured associate professor at Penn GSE, transforms her early passion for psychology into influential educational policy research, driving change and shaping futures from the very institution that once inspired her own.

Penn GSE News
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April 26, 2024

Sharon Wolf and Amrit Thapa are honored with grants for their innovative research projects.

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April 23, 2024
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess, Johns Hopkins School of Education Dean Christopher Morphew, and former Penn GSE Dean and Professor of Education Pam Grossman

Penn GSE faculty recently co-hosted a conference at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg Center in Washington, D.C., dedicated to bolstering teaching ranks.

Penn GSE News
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April 22, 2024
A view of the 2023 courtyard and lobby additions to the Penn GSE building from above, showing their green roofs and rear facade

Sustainable upgrades include green roofs, terra cotta and aluminum shading elements, mechanical system updates, and greater use of natural light, combining for 40 percent annual energy use savings.

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April 19, 2024
Headshots of Kandi Wiens and Gerald Campano

Both books publish April 23 and explore topics deeply important to their authors.

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April 16, 2024
Jobs for the Future Education Practice Leader Joel Vargas

The talk explored the concept of the “Big Blur,” a model that integrates the final years of high school with early college experiences and workforce preparation.

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