Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 30, 2020
, Pen America

The Common Room: Managing political difference on the virtual campus

Sigal Ben-Porath spoke with host Jonathan Friedman, along with guest Vicka Bell-Robinson, director of residence life at Miami University, about how campuses can facilitate respectful and productive dialogue across political differences during this tense time

Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 28, 2020
, Billy Penn

How viral police shooting videos can mess with your mental health

Krystal Strong notes that viewing videos of police violence is more likely to trigger severe responses among Black and Brown Americans and chooses not to view or share such images anymore, but said that she and other activists grapple with the question, noting that it was evident the powerful video imagery after Walter Wallace, Jr. was killed was galvanizing during the protests in West Philadelphia.

Penn GSE News
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October 27, 2020
Roberto Gonzales

Gonzales, an expert in how immigration policy shapes the lives of young people, will join Penn GSE and Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences in July.

Penn GSE News
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October 23, 2020
The starting line for a running track.

Karen Weaver, an expert on college sports in higher education, argues that perhaps the disruption of 2020 is the perfect time for faculty to reengage with college athletics.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Penn President Amy Gutmann, Sue McGraw, Harold McGraw III, Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman, and Catalyst @ Penn GSE Director Michael Golden at the February 2020 event launching the McGraw Prize partnership with Penn.

‘We applaud teachers everywhere who share the common bond of inspiring others to learn and to grow,’ said Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Seven colorful thought bubbles, each with a silhouette of a person within it, are connected by a web. Within and outside of the silhouettes are symbols including computers, gears, targets, globes, a brain, and an eye. A headline reads, “Building a Community of Leaders: Penn GSE’s Chief Learning Officer Program Goes Virtual.”

Throughout a successful transition to remote learning, Penn GSE’s Chief Learning Officer program has focused on building community among leaders of workplace learning.

Headshots of four alumni, two women and two men, appear on a dark yellow background with the headline “Adapting in Times of Crisis: Penn GSE Alumni Shape Education’s Future.
Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020

The role of educators and leaders worldwide is more important than ever in today’s landscape. Four Penn GSE alumni share the challenges they have faced as while charting a promising path forward.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Headshots of David Roberts (left) and Doug Korn (right) appear with a boxed headline that says “Harnessing the Power of Education.”]

Penn GSE’s new Board of Overseers Chair, Doug Korn, W’84, and his predecessor, David Roberts, W’84, support Dean Grossman’s vision and the School’s work creating opportunity through education.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
A logo made of dark blue, light blue, and bright red blocks appears against an ivory background. The logo reads, “Extraordinary Impact: The Campaign for Penn GSE."

The largest fundraising campaign in Penn GSE’s history, Extraordinary Impact supports faculty, staff, and students as they create opportunity through education.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Elementary school students sit at round tables in a classroom. Behind them are colorful decorations, classroom projects, and school supplies. A woman stands at the front of the room and a man sits to the left. A headline on the image reads, “Recasting the Moment.”

A nationally sought expert on racial stress and racial trauma, Penn GSE’s Dr. Howard Stevenson discusses the national landscape and how racial literacy can help create a better future.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
The headline “Celebrating Virtually” and red and blue pennants appear above screenshots of two event videos. The screenshot on the left says. “Join us for a virtual Alumni Weekend Saturday May 16. 2020.” The screenshot on the right shows Dean Grossman smiling above the words “Dean Pam Grossman of the Graduate School of Education.”

Penn Alumni Weekend and Penn GSE Commencement went virtual for 2020, keeping the University and School communities connected from afar amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 21, 2020
, UNC Program for Public Discourse

UNC Program for Public Discourse: Free Speech on Campus

Sigal Ben-Porath participated as part of a panel discussion, along with Greg Lukianoff and Dr. Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill, about the current state of free expression on college campuses.

Penn GSE News
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October 13, 2020
Penn GSE professor Jonathan Zimmerman teaches a class.

Jonathan Zimmerman recently told the New York Times that the split dates back to education reformers wanting to improve schools, and keep babies safe.

Penn GSE News
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October 7, 2020
The Finalists for the Milken-Penn GSE Business Plan Competition on a virtual chat with Catalyst @ Penn GSE Executive Director Michael Golden.

Fulphil, founded by Penn graduate Tiffany Yau, won the Audience Choice Award.

Press Releases
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October 6, 2020
In the last decade, the competition has awarded more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes.
Nelson Flores, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 6, 2020
, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A question of identity: Examining use of the term ‘Latinx’

Nelson Flores said shifts in language often start with a small group of marginalized people, rather than with majority rule. “I think the relevant question for me isn’t whether people should be using the term. It’s how people who use the term Latinx are trying to differentiate themselves from people who use the term Hispanic and people who use the term Latino,” he said. “Why do they feel like those terms don’t really reflect the political identities they’re trying to articulate through the term Latinx?” 

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