Michael A. Gottfried, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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January 4, 2023

There is a “linear relationship” between school attendance and academics, says Penn GSE professor Michael Gottfried.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 1, 2023
, SDNews

Reducing mental health stigma in Black communities can prevent suicide

Howard Stevenson, director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative at the University of Pennsylvania shares insight on the importance of culturally responsive mental health treatment.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 31, 2022
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Last cut for neighborhood barber after 70 years in West Philadelphia

Howard Stevenson says that Black men share intimate and personal stories in barbershops, making them ideal places to help deal with emotional and physical.

Penn GSE News
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December 22, 2022
The numbers "2023" made out of book covers and podcast title artwork.

These are the books on our nightstands ... and a roundup of the podcasts we can't get enough of, too!

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 21, 2022
, Times Higher Education

If Penn doesn't, will lack of interest force Amy Wax out?

Jonathan Zimmerman argues that it would be unlikely for a tenured professor like Professor Wax to be forced out simply because students were not interested in attending her classes.

Penn GSE News
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December 20, 2022
Kandi Wiens speaking in front of an audience of superintendents at a Penn GSE School Study Councils meeting on burnout conducted December 7, 2022.

After nearly two years of COVID-19-related crises, superintendents are concerned about burnout for themselves and the educators, staff, students and parents they serve. Penn GSE’s Kandi Wiens presented coping mechanisms from her research studying leaders in other high-stress jobs.

Penn GSE News
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December 16, 2022
Four Penn GSE students wearing Penn GSE sweatshirts in blue, gray, or white walk down a path on the Penn campus. They are smiling and laughing.

Show your school pride with T-shirts, sweatshirts, phone cases, and other Penn GSE merchandise. 

Penn GSE News
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December 16, 2022
A seated teacher, wearing a face mask and glasses, is surrounded by several masked elementary students and reaches across a table to engage with a student's paper.

Amid a growing shortage, Penn GSE prepares and empowers future teachers to thrive—and persist—in the classroom.

Penn GSE News
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December 16, 2022
The McGraw siblings , Robert, Suzanne, and Harold III , stand together smiling.

At an event honoring the 2022 winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education in New York City in November, Penn GSE announced the largest gift in the School’s history—a $16.25 million commitment from the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation, which will create a new center for educational leadership and continue its annual prize.

Penn GSE News
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December 16, 2022
An illustration of a woman looking at herself in a handheld mirror against a bright yellow background.

Penn GSE alumni bring diverse perspectives to their classrooms and make DEI a priority for their students.

Penn GSE News
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December 16, 2022
The words "Faces of Philanthropy" above headshots of David M. Brush and John Henry and a photo of Catherine Jerie holding a microphone and speaking in front of a Penn GSE banner

Penn GSE is bringing hope and opportunity to a new era. In keeping with Dean Pam Grossman’s vision of access and inclusion, practical knowledge, powerful partnerships, and innovation for impact, Penn GSE is unleashing the power of possibility through education—building a diverse pipeline of the educators and leaders the world needs. The School is grateful to the generous donors who are investing in this work. Here are three stories of support for Penn GSE’s mission.

Penn GSE News
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December 16, 2022
A headshot of Sharon Wolf smiling in profile in her classroom.

Penn GSE’s Sharon Wolf explores the complexities of child labor and parental involvement in educational outcomes in West Africa.

Penn GSE News
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December 16, 2022
Dean Pam Grossman and President Liz Magill stand outside the Penn GSE building expansion project on a tour as the dean gestures at the construction.

Updates on a presidential visit, the new Penn GSE building expansion, and more.

Penn GSE News
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December 16, 2022
Students sit around four round tables as Ameena Ghaffar - Kucher leads the class with a screen behind her with a projection on it that reads “Pause and Reflect.”

Penn GSE’s International Educational Development Program preps students to tackle systemic issues around the world.

Penn GSE News
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December 16, 2022
Aizhan Kul - Mukhammed, Ufuoma C. Abiola, Matt Hartley, Melissa Calvert, Robert Asante stand in a line smiling in front of GSE balloons.

At the annual celebration, Penn GSE’s honored six alumni and hosted a panel on increasing access to higher education.

Michael A. Gottfried, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 16, 2022
, EdNC

Perspective | Common sense approaches to address bus driver shortages

Michael Gottfried conducted a study on the correlation between school bus transportation and chronic absence, finding that children taking the bus are less likely to be chronically absent.

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