Penn GSE News
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December 9, 2020
A student works at a laptop computer.

CodeQuilt Philadelphia, part of CS4Philly Week, gives students a voice in saying who codes and why they do it.

Penn GSE News
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December 4, 2020
Headshot of Laura Overdeck

Penn GSE’s Homecoming @ Home honored five outstanding graduates and featured Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, WG’95, founder and president of Bedtime Math, a nonprofit that works to help kids love math.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 3, 2020
, Washington Monthly

The Ph.D. Glut and What to Do About It

Jonathan Zimmerman writes about the declining availability of tenure-track positions and a movement toward preparing doctoral students for jobs outside the academy, but suspects the change will come from outside of the academy, not from within it.

Peter Eckel, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 2, 2020
, University World News

Research universities must act as engines of optimism

Peter Eckel and Aida Sagintayeva virtually brought together higher ed leaders from across 15 time zones to talk about a way forward.

Sharon M. Ravitch, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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December 1, 2020
Ravitch will work with the college on creating the conditions for protective pluralism for scheduled tribe and scheduled caste first-generation female college students.
Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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November 30, 2020
Krystal Strong has been named a 2020-2021 Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow by the Penn Price Lab for the Digital Humanities.
Penn GSE News
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November 25, 2020
Jonathan Zimmerman, Pam Grossman, Amy Gadsden, and Jacques deLisle

In a virtual forum moderated by Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman, Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn Law Professor Jacques deLisle, and Associate Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at Penn Global Amy Gadsden discussed the challenges of ensuring free speech in digital learning spaces.

Penn GSE News
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November 20, 2020
Jonathan Supovitz

New research from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) points to critical lessons principals have learned during the pandemic that can be used in planning for future emergencies.

Jonathan A. Supovitz, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 18, 2020
, Education Week

What principals have learned from COVID-19’s ‘stress test’

Jonathan Supovitz explains, “The principals are doing all these amazing things, which are serving urgent needs of kids and families. That’s not taken into account in what we think of as a good school. There is an imbalance between our metrics for assessing quality and the actual role of schools in society.” The Consortium for Policy Research in Education, housed at Penn GSE, has published five briefs about how U.S. school districts and principals have dealt with the pandemic.

Penn GSE News
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November 18, 2020
Jalil Bishop and the NAACP report cover

Jalil Mustaffa Bishop, Vice-Provost Postdoctoral Scholar and Penn GSE Lecturer, recently co-authored an NAACP report examining the ongoing effect of student debt on Black students and families.

Jenny Zapf, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 17, 2020
, European EdTech Network

EETN Insights

In this interview, Jenny Zapf highlights the importance of innovative and long-term, sustainable ideas that have impact.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 16, 2020
, Inside Higher Ed

Amateur Hour in the College Classroom

Jonathan Zimmerman’s The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America is a richly researched, eye-opening history of college teaching in the United States over a span of more than a century and a half, mining personal papers and institutional records and reports from over 50 archives.

Sharon Wolf, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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November 15, 2020
The research focuses on increasing parental engagement in child remote learning, during and in the aftermath of the pandemic, with a particular focus on promoting gender parity in education.
Penn GSE News
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November 13, 2020
The College Stress Text book cover with Robert Zemsky

Penn GSE’s Bob Zemsky detailed how many colleges were close to the financial brink just before the pandemic hit. Here’s what he says colleges face in the next year and beyond.

Sharon Wolf, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 11, 2020
, The Conversation

Children are going hungry, and their futures are on the line. Evidence from Ghana

Sharon Wolf and an Imperial College London colleague co-authored an article about the effects of food shortages on early childhood development. “We found that children from households that were food insecure even only once during the three-year study period had lower literacy and numeracy abilities and short-term memory performance later on,” they wrote.

Penn GSE News
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November 11, 2020
College Hall

Peter Eckel, an expert in higher education administration, argues that the challenges of the pandemic may offer boards an opportunity to evolve in ways that will be beneficial in the long term.

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