Penn GSE News
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April 8, 2020
Project SHIELD co-founders Evan Weinstein, Michael Wong, Tiffany Yau, and John Gamba.

Backed by individual donors and volunteers, Project SHIELDS aims to deliver 100,000 shields in the coming months.

Penn GSE News
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March 31, 2020
A family crowds around a dining room table working on homework.

Give each other space. Create norms. And remember, you can play ping-pong on your dining room table.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 26, 2020
, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Will Coronavirus Close Your College for Good?

For 20 percent of institutions, this may be an existential moment, says Robert Zemsky.

Penn GSE News
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March 10, 2020
Sophie Rosenfeld, professor of history in the School of Arts and Sciences, left, and Sigal Ben-Porath, professor of education in the Graduate School of Education.

Sigal Ben-Porath joined Penn history professor Sophie Rosenfeld to discuss climate change, vaping, and finding the truth on a new Penn podcast.

Penn GSE News
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March 6, 2020
A child sits at a computer working on an online learning exercise.

We asked online education expert Ryan Baker what school leaders and parents should be thinking about it. His advice: be flexible — and don’t discount library books.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 6, 2020
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuition-free community college will make Philly stronger

The city needs more college graduates. Laura Perna argues a Kenney Administration proposal that includes scholarships and supports would put Philadelphia on track. 

Penn GSE News
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February 27, 2020
Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman talks with students in her class.

Writing in Phi Delta Kappan, Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman makes the case for creating a common language and set of practices to define professional teaching.

Abby Reisman, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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February 22, 2020

Abby Reisman has been awarded $2,464,087 from the James S. McDonnell Foundation for the study “The Development of Novice Teachers’ Role-Identities as Discussion Facilitators in Social Studies Classrooms.” With collaborators from Temple University, Reisman will follow two cohorts of social studies teacher candidates from two preservice certification programs into their first 2 years of teaching in Philadelphia. Using mixed methods, the project aims to generate a rich and contextualized developmental portrait of teacher learning centered on discussion facilitation. The products of this work will include an online repository of teacher-annotated videos of social studies discussion to be used in teacher-led professional development.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 21, 2020
, The Conversation

Perna, L.W., & Wright-Kim, J (2020, February 21). Federal Pell Grants help pay for college-but are they enough to help students finish.

Laura Perna and Jeremy Wright-Kim write that more needs to be done to improve graduation rates at the colleges where many Pell recipients enroll.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 20, 2020
, Research Minutes Educational Research and Policy Podcast

Understanding the costs of college. Research Minutes: Educational Research and Policy Podcast

Laura Perna joins CPRE Executive Director Jonathan Supovitz to discuss her team’s study on Net Price Calculators and some important implications for higher education policymakers and college officials.

Penn GSE News
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February 17, 2020
Krystal Strong testifies to the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee

Strong said African students are “learning what it means to be a citizen, developing political identities, and learning the extent to which their governments and societies will support them.”

Penn GSE News
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February 14, 2020
Past McGraw Prize in Education winners, from left, Sarita Brown, Alberto Carvalho, Christine Cunningham, and Chris Lehmann, discuss sustaining innovation in education with Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman.

In announcing the McGraw Prize in Education’s new home at Penn GSE, four past winners talked about what it takes to create and sustain innovation.

Press Releases
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February 13, 2020
Nominations are now open for the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education to recognize outstanding achievement in pre-K-12 education, higher education, and learning science research.
Abby Reisman, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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February 12, 2020

Abby Reisman has been awarded $49,994 from the University Research Foundation for the study "Investigating a Virtual Instruction Coaching Model for Philadelphia History Teachers." The study will pair Philadelphia teachers with instructional coaches from different states for coaching focused on document-based history instruction and will investigate whether this model provides teachers with valuable professional development experience.

Rebecca A. Maynard, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 11, 2020
, Government Executive

The Evidence-Based Policy Revolution Waiting to Happen

Policymakers will struggle to implement meaningful changes in education unless they ask if a solution is cost effective, writes Rebecca Maynard.

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