Tina L. Fletcher, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 9, 2021
, Forbes

Hand in hand: Black women in pursuit of the Ph.D.

Trina and Tina Fletcher are 35 year old twins, originally from a rural town in Arkansas with just 850 people. They are also highly successful African American women who, from an early age, had their eyes set on earning a Ph.D. and changing the world around them. Trina is currently an assistant professor of Engineering and Computing Education at Florida International University, and Tina is a Ph.D. candidate in educational policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 5, 2021
, The Hechinger Report

For adults returning to college, ‘free’ tuition isn’t enough

Laura Perna spoke about accommodating the needs of adult students. “There is a complexity to adult learners,” she said. “It is really recognizing, ‘What are the circumstances of individual people’s lives?’ If someone is to enroll in college, how do you make it possible for them to attend?”

Michael A. Gottfried, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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August 1, 2021
Michael Gottfried has been awarded $449,669 by the National Science Foundation.
Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 30, 2021
, Foreign Policy

Don’t Let Cuba’s Protest Momentum Evaporate

Amalia Daché writes, “The first thing the United States needs to do in crafting policy solutions is listen to the brave people risking their lives and freedom to lead these protests, especially Afro-Cubans who have lived at the bottom of the regime’s racist and classist system.”

Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 30, 2021
, Politico

Afro-Cubans on the brink

Amalia Daché spoke with Politico about the uprisings in Cuba with respect to Afro-Cubans who are disproportionately affected by the hardships in Cuba and are taking the lead in the protests. “This is one of the reasons I’ve been so active, related to my research and my own identity as an Afro-Cuban, is that Afro-Cubans have been leading this from the beginning.”

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
 | 
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.

Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 25, 2021
, “Weekend Edition,” NPR

Afro-Cubans come out in droves to protest government

Amalia Daché spoke about the history of racial disparities and injustices in Cuba. “When we're thinking about global solidarity with Black people, especially right now, we need all hands on deck,” she said.

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 Daché 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.

Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 20, 2021
, Slate News

A Word: Cuba’s Color Revolution

Amalia Daché joins podcast host Jason Johnson to talk about the uprising in Cuba, and the myths and realities of racial equity in Cuba.

Penn GSE News
 | 
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. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 17, 2021
, Slate

Fear of a Black Cuban planet

Amalia Daché 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.

Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 17, 2021
, MSNBC

‘We need to focus on the Cuban people’s struggle’

Amalia Daché joins American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss the humanitarian crises fueling the movement in Cuba and explains why this moment is different from the past.

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
 | 
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
 | 
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.

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