Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 5, 2020
, The New York Times

What it’s like to be a teacher in 2020 America

Richard Ingersoll explained how it was decided that women would teach in public schools 150 years ago. “The argument was, ‘Look, women will learn to be better mothers by practicing on other people’s children,’” he said. “Proponents made the case it was a win-win.” 

Penn GSE News
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October 2, 2020
An image of a pencil laid across an open book.

Rebecca Maynard and Brooks Bowden will lead a $4.6 million training program for doctoral fellows from across the University of Pennsylvania pursuing data-driven education research.

Penn GSE News
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September 29, 2020
An image of a newspaper and the PBS NewsHour homepage.

PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz recently joined Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher on The Parent Scoop podcast to talk about introducing kids to the news.

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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September 29, 2020
, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Will teacher concerns over COVID cause more of them to flee classroom?

Richard Ingersoll said it’s too early to know if the pandemic will worsen teacher shortages. “Traditionally, employees in general across industries and occupations quit at higher rates in good economic times and at lower rates in bad economic times," he said. "The reason is simple—even if someone dislikes their job, they are loath to quit if there is financial uncertainty, or if there are not other jobs available.” 

Press Releases
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September 22, 2020
One of the most prestigious prizes in education recognizes outstanding achievement in pre-K-12 education, higher education, and learning science research
Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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September 14, 2020
, Laredo Morning Times

Despite COVID concerns, economics still driving teacher retirement decisions

“Even if you don’t like your job, if there aren’t other options out there, you’re going to be loath to leave. There aren’t a lot of options out there,” said Richard Ingersoll.

Awards & Honors
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September 12, 2020
The project will learn from the lived experiences of the people in the child welfare system, both those served and those who serve.
Penn GSE News
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September 11, 2020
A white rose is left inside an engraved name at the 9/11 memorial in New York City.

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher and Deepa Iyer argue that 9/11 curricula should include lessons on the Global War on Terror, Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism, and community building.

Penn GSE News
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September 10, 2020
A COVID-19 virus.

Yasmin Kafai is piloting a middle school curriculum on epidemics that will debut with a virtual epidemic being launched in the online community Whyville.

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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September 5, 2020
Ryan Baker, Jaclyn Ocumpaugh, and Nigel Bosch have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate algorithmic bias in adaptive learning platforms designed for 6th-12th grade math.
Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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September 4, 2020
, “Radio Times” WHYY

How are teens and young adults coping?

Howard Stevenson and Frances Jensen spoke about how young people view the threat of COVID-19 and the effects of police violence on their mental health.  

Press Releases
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September 1, 2020
This year’s finalists will present their ideas on October 6 in a virtual pitch competition open to the public.
Susan A. Yoon, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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September 1, 2020
Dr. Susan Yoon, with co-investigator Clark Chinn (Rutgers GSE) has been awarded $2.1 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate needs and challenges in developing an informed public able to evaluate empirical evidence generated from scientific activities.
Steve Piltch, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 16, 2020
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Many private schools are planning to open in person as public schools are stuck online

Steve Piltch said private school enrollment has declined during the last decade. “Whatever the classes were there to begin with, they were smaller than most of the public schools are,” he said. 

Sharon M. Ravitch, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 12, 2020
, Harvard Business Review Online

Why Teaching Through Crisis Requires a Radical New Mindset

“The more we consider this new reality and the new rules it brings into our curriculum and pedagogy, the more grounded, humanizing, and transformational our teaching and courses will become,” Ravitch said.

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