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.

Diane Waff, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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July 1, 2021
The Philadelphia Writing Project, directed by Diane Waff, has received a $50,000 grant from the DE County Workforce Development Board to design a financial literacy program for Delaware County Out-of-School Youth (ages 16-24).
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.

Penn GSE News
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June 30, 2021
A photo portrait of Charlotte Jacobs sitting on a bench

Penn GSE’s Dr. Charlotte Jacobs talks about her approach to research, the intersection of research and practice, and how she’s aiming to increase access to her work.

Annie McKee, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 25, 2021
, CNBC

People are quitting their jobs in record numbers—here’s why it might not make you any happier

Annie McKee recommended people consider their motivations and needs before quitting a job. “So, it’s really not a question of, ‘Can you be happy when you quit your job?’ You definitely can,” she said. “Rather it’s more of a question of: What are you leaving? What do you no longer want in your work life? And more importantly, what do you want?”

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 24, 2021
, The Christian Science Monitor

The case of the cursing cheerleader: Justices give students free speech win

Sigal Ben-Porath spoke about the importance of guaranteeing free speech for young people. “You ought to be able to practice this, you ought to be able to make mistakes, correct them, try out ideas—even outrageous ones, even profane ones,” she said. “We have to support young people in developing their voice, and we’re not very good at doing that right now.”

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 22, 2021
, The 74

It’s Time for Free Community College: Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Laura Perna argues that making community college tuition-free should be a national priority. 

Press Releases
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June 22, 2021
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Penn GSE News
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June 22, 2021
Students in a project-based learning certificate program class collaborate to find a solution to a problem.

In a new book, Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman and GSE’s Zachary Herrmann, Sarah Schneider Kavanagh, and Christopher Pupik Dean say the approach can empower students to be engaged citizens and take on modern challenges.

Penn GSE News
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June 21, 2021

Three distinguished Penn GSE alumni shared their perspectives on finding strength in the face of adversity, supporting mental health, and rallying to improve social justice.

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 18, 2021
, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New survey: 1 in 4 U.S. teachers may quit

Richard Ingersoll said that it will take year or two to determine if the pandemic drove teachers to quit the profession. “Everything I have seen on this is anecdotal, or conjecture, or for specific school districts,” he said.

Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 17, 2021
, Al Día

Closing the gap—Philadelphia public schools lack Latinx teachers

Amalia Daché spoke about the importance of diverse educators. “Although I was successful at navigating higher education, not seeing or identifying with teachers always made me feel like I was an outlier,” she said.

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