Press Releases
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July 8, 2020
Caroline Watts and Marsha Richardson say re-opening schools and supporting the mental health of both students and school staff is not an either/or issue.
Press Releases
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June 30, 2020
The 28 semifinalists companies are focused on issues including social emotional learning, global citizenship, and combatting racism in schools.
Penn GSE News
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June 25, 2020
Scott Pattison, left, and Joni Finney.

Principles to guide state policymakers through higher education’s trying summer and beyond.

Press Releases
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June 25, 2020
Higher education experts call on state governors to form taskforces to reorient higher education coming out of the current crisis
Penn GSE News
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June 15, 2020
Briana Nichols, left, and Jessica Peng, right, have both received prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships.

Higher Education assistant professor Amalia Dache received an NAED/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Penn GSE News
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June 12, 2020
Daris McInnis, left, reading to pre-kindergarten students in Washington, DC, and right, serving in the Army.

‘I was more terrified to teach small kids than to join the Army. I did it, and it was the best experience of my life.’

Penn GSE News
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June 11, 2020
Aaron Gerwer, left, will be the next principal at the Henry C. Lea Elementary School. Lauren Overton, right, will lead Penn Alexander.

Aaron Gerwer will be the new leader at Lea and Lauren Overton will head Penn Alexander. Penn GSE has partnerships with both K-8 schools.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 10, 2020
, Huffington Post

White parents, want to raise anti-racist kids? Be mindful of your actions

Howard Stevenson spoke about how parents can best address race with children. “They’re listening to you, but they’re also watching how you say it,” he said. 

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 9, 2020
, Vox

How to talk to kids about racism, explained by a psychologist

Howard Stevenson spoke with Vox about how parents can teach their children about racism. He explained that simply being a good person is not enough. To teach their children, parents need to understand how racism works and how to fight it.

Penn GSE News
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June 8, 2020
Marsha Richardson, right, leads a discussion at Penn GSE in 2019.

Leading an EDTECH WEEK Masterclass, Marsha Richardson said educators need to take care of their own wellness needs, as well as those of their students.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 6, 2020
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

When police kill black people, the whole community suffers. Experts offer coping strategies.

Howard Stevenson said, “We underestimate the negative effects of swallowing our feelings during racial moments. Research is showing more and more that if we don’t manage racial stress and trauma, it comes out in our health and bodies and sleep.” To make progress, people need to start having hard conversations about race to improve racial literacy — the ability to read, recast, and resolve a racially stressful moment. 

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 5, 2020
, The Washington Post

‘Racist’ and ‘culturally offensive’ images pulled from hugely popular trading card game

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas said racist imagery and tropes in popular media can reinforce negative attitudes about people of color.  

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 4, 2020
, USA Today

Kids need to talk about George Floyd, protests and racism. With coronavirus school closures, it's hard to do.

Howard Stevenson said, "Teachers can be incredibly powerful in teaching young people to engage in these conversations rather than avoid them."

Press Releases
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June 2, 2020
"I am concerned that too many in this nation are still ignorant, potentially willfully ignorant, as to why unrest is happening."
Penn GSE News
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May 28, 2020
Pennsylvania mail-in ballots for the 2020 primary election.

When the COVID-19 pandemic shifted Rand Quinn’s class online this spring, his students decided their main project should change too.

Caroline L. Watts, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 24, 2020
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Why many Philly students aren’t logging on for school, and what that could mean for September

Caroline Watts commented on the six weeks it took for the Philadelphia school district to distribute laptops to its students after Gov. Wolf ordered schools to close. “The greater the lag in the time off, the harder it is to engage students,” said Watts. 

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