Michael A. Gottfried, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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September 15, 2021

In new research published in the Journal of Sleep Research, Penn GSE’s Michael A. Gottfried and Texas Tech University’s J. Jacob Kirksey find that a regular bedtime improves kindergarteners’ attendance and decreases the likelihood they will be chronically absent.

Penn GSE News
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August 10, 2021
Students working independently in class

In new research published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Michael Gottfried (Penn GSE), J. Jacob Kirksey (Texas Tech) and Tina L. Fletcher (Penn) examine the impact of having a same-race teacher on attendance.

Penn GSE News
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July 29, 2021
A group of educators attempts to stack cups on a table during a project-based learning professional development workshop.

Project-based learning could change the game for students this fall. Sarah Schneider Kavanagh and Zachary Herrmann have some thoughts on what school leaders need to do to support it.

Roberto G. Gonzales, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 29, 2021
, CBS News

Court order dashes hopes of teenage immigrant DACA applicants

The decison 'curves, if not cuts off, possibilities' for affected teenagers, Roberto Gonzales said.

Press Releases
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July 29, 2021
This year’s finalists bring an extra focus on improving equity in education, and will present their ideas at an October 5 virtual pitch competition.
Penn GSE News
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July 21, 2021
Amalia Dache sits on a ledge overlooking a harbor during a research trip to Cuba.

Penn GSE’s Amalia Dache has studied Afro Cuban life and educational opportunities under Cuba’s dictatorship. She says the world is seeing Afro Cubans’ frustration with the racist and classist society the regime maintains.

Penn GSE News
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July 19, 2021
Ryan Baker stands at a podium in a classroom.

A new report from Ryan Baker and the Penn Center for Learning Analytics examines the emerging field of learning engineering and recommends top opportunities where researchers and practitioners should focus their energies.

Amalia Z. Dache, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 17, 2021
, Slate

Fear of a Black Cuban planet

Amalia Dache was interviewed about Cuba’s recent uprisings and its long history of Black resistance. In the 1960s, the Communist government said it would eradicate racism. “It’s counterrevolutionary to talk about Black history in Cuba, to engage Black history,” she said.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 15, 2021
, The New York Times

How to raise kids who won’t be racist

Howard Stevenson offered tips for how parents can address racist or insensitive comments made by children. “Get a sense of what they understand it to mean from their perspective,” he said. “Where did they hear it from? How is it being used in the social context they’re in? Then you have a better angle to how you can speak to it.”

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 13, 2021
, KJZZ

COVID-19 pandemic hasn't led to massive teacher exodus, but concerns remain

"There might be a whole lot of pent up frustration and the retiring, quitting can go up dramatically starting this summer." — Richard Ingersoll

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 8, 2021
, The 74

Researcher Ryan Baker on the changing face of ed tech amid the pandemic—and what should happen next

Ryan Baker spoke about his new report identifying areas of improvement for ed tech developers. “The number of educators who are fully satisfied with technology solutions is pretty low. They are looking for better ways to save time and effort for auto grading and looking for richer activities,” he said.

Penn GSE News
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July 1, 2021
A silhouette of a student’s head in a graduation cap is filled with various images of the Penn GSE building, Penn campus views, students, and faculty.

Seeing hope amidst current challenges, Penn GSE professors, scholars, and graduates are examining the changing landscape of higher education and envisioning opportunities to advance educational opportunity and racial justice.

Penn GSE News
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July 1, 2021
Outdoors, a woman wearing a backpack hugs two children. The three people are facing away from the camera. A headline reads, “Collaborating with Communities.”

Educational and social inequities have long been top of mind for Penn GSE’s Professor Vivian Gadsden, who works with families and educators to uplift the underserved and develop a new definition of child well-being.

Circle-shaped headshots of three Penn GSE alumni appear against a white background with the headline “Preparing Future.
Penn GSE News
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July 1, 2021

By teaching, implementing curricula, creating experiences outside of the classroom, and engaging undergraduates in community service, these alumni are preparing the next generation for U.S. civic life.

Penn GSE News
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July 1, 2021
A group of Penn GSE students pose together in the Penn GSE courtyard. The Extraordinary Impact logo is on the bottom of the image.

Penn GSE has surpassed its goal by more than 30 percent with the campaign’s conclusion, dramatically increasing support for priorities across the School.

Penn GSE News
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June 30, 2021
Ryan Baker at the front of a classroom gesturing toward information projected onto a screen.

Learning technologies are often dropped into classrooms without the crucial context on how to use them that is needed, says Penn GSE’s Ryan Baker.

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