Penn GSE News
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December 7, 2021
John Fantuzzo

Penn GSE’s John Fantuzzo discussed the potential issues of the legislation’s lack of roadmap — and how it could serve to make some existing problems worse — with Vox.

Penn GSE News
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December 2, 2021
Four tiled images include a professor speaking in front of a blackboard, Independence Hall against a clear sky, a white graphic illustration of the map of USA against a dark blue background, and protestors creating human rights signs. A large red block in the center reads “Education and Democracy.”

As a complex era fuels urgent questions about the state of American democracy, faculty and students at Penn GSE are examining key issues of freedom, voice, and dialogue while helping foster respectful discussion within the classroom and beyond.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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November 17, 2021

Penn GSE’s Robert Zemsky, an expert on higher education, is leading a new project called “College in 3” to explore the feasibility of creating intentional three-year degree programs.

Penn GSE News
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November 12, 2021
Two people talking

Legacy of pioneering Civil Rights and education activist Bob Moses was the focus of schoolwide conversations at Penn GSE’s 2nd annual One Book, One GSE event, where students, faculty and staff discussed Moses’ book Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights.

Penn GSE News
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November 5, 2021
Courtney Cogburn at podium

In the 2021 Constance E. Clayton lecture, Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn points to the critical need to imagine Black futures in the metaverse and describes her work on an immersive virtual reality experience in which viewers become a Black male encountering racism.

Penn GSE News
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November 3, 2021
Michael Golden, Pam Grossman, Suzanne McGraw, and Harold McGraw III posing for photo

Considered one of education’s top honors, the McGraw Prize this year recognizes Drs. Douglas and Lynn Fuchs, Richard Baraniuk and Carol D. Lee for their innovative work improving the lives of students.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
A free-hand digital illustration of a clenched fist containing a bright, red-colored heart. Text says “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

Penn GSE alumni in educational leadership roles are at the forefront of organizations’ efforts towards advocacy, overcoming barriers, creating paths to success, celebrating differences, and more.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
A black and white photo of Betty Deane from 1987 is next to a translucent image of the Graduate School of Education building. Text on the image reads “Penn GSE Remembers Betty Deane.”

The Penn GSE community mourns the loss of longtime staff member Betty Deane, who served an extraordinary tenure of more than five decades at the School.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
A logo made of dark blue, light blue, and bright red blocks appears against a dark blue background. The logo reads, “Extraordinary Impact: The Campaign for Penn GSE.”

Penn GSE exceeded the largest fundraising goal in its history, dramatically increasing support for priorities across the School.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
Profile shot shows Dr. Roberto Gonzales with hands crossed and looking over his right shoulder, against a gradient backdrop with blue and red color tones. White text on the image reads, “Immigration, Education, and Coming of Age.”]

The first Penn Integrates Knowledge professor to hold an appointment at Penn GSE, Dr. Roberto Gonzales discusses the journey that led to his research on immigrant populations and envisions next steps in his new role.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
A professor wearing a white shirt and striped tie addresses a classroom of students who are listening and taking notes. The screen in the background has a large pi symbol] [Photo caption] Dr. Zachary Hermann is executive director of Penn GSE’s Center for Professional Learning, which offers virtual programs to support educators at various levels in the face of changing educational environments.

One of many virtual offerings of Penn GSE’s Center for Professional Learning, the Strategic Leadership Certificate program is helping educators strengthen their effectiveness and deepen their impact.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
A view behind several students in a classroom, each with a raised hand. Text reads “Multiple Pathways to Excellence.”

Recent graduates of Penn GSE’s three teacher education master’s programs are implementing what they’ve learned, showing a deep commitment to their students’ futures as they teach mathematics, English, and science.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
Sharon Wolf

In a new study, Penn GSE’s Sharon Wolf documents in detail how inequalities impacted learning in Ghana during the pandemic and shares how that could inform any nation’s approach to instruction this fall.

Penn GSE News
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October 21, 2021
Teachers work on a project-based learning project

In an op-ed in EdWeek, Penn GSE’s Dean Pam Grossman, Zachary Herrmann, and Sarah Schneider Kavanagh write that incorporating project-based learning is just like running: start a little at a time.

Penn GSE News
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October 19, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania’s IES predoctoral training program, led by Penn GSE’s Brooks Bowden and Rebecca Maynard, has announced this year’s nine awardees.

Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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October 14, 2021

Amalia Daché, a Penn GSE professor and Cuban-American activist, talks about the invisibility of Black-led movements in Cuba on Red Table Talk: The Estefans.

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