Penn GSE News
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November 6, 2020
Jennifer Stimpson

Jennifer Stimpson, a chemist, teacher, and recent alumna of the Graduate School of Education’s mid-career program, was named an IF/THEN ambassador. The initiative aims to empower women in STEM to inspire the next generation of learners.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 3, 2020
, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Freedom Center Talks: Sigal Ben-Porath on Speech on Campus

Sigal Ben-Porath discusses how our understanding of open expression and some of the boundaries of free speech that we find ourselves negotiating in this polarized time affects our ability to find common ground as a society, and what are some of the ways that higher education institutions and society more broadly can overcome polarization and mistrust and create a more engaged democratic community.

Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 2, 2020
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Calls to ‘defund the police’ intensify after Philadelphia police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.

Krystal Strong said that the reckoning this past summer over police brutality and racial injustice, combined with Walter Wallace Jr.’s death last week, have catapulted the conversation about defunding police from radical to mainstream. Before May, she never imagined “we would be having a national conversation about defunding the police.” She added, “People are being compelled to rethink their ideas, because the things that they thought could work are clearly not.”

Penn GSE News
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November 2, 2020
Krystal Strong

Krystal Strong examines a youth-led protest movement trying to end police brutality in Nigeria.

Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 1, 2020
, The Washington Post

One week in the life of Philadelphia: A death, protests, the pandemic and election mayhem

Krystal Strong, an organizer of Black Lives Matter, told a crowd in Malcolm X Park: “We’re watching the way how Walter Wallace Jr. is becoming a symbol,” she said, “and we’re losing sight of how this was a human being.”

Ed Brockenbrough, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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November 1, 2020
Ed Brockenbrough received a Body of Work Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Queer Studies Special Interest Group.
Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 30, 2020
, The Washington Post

Two key questions teachers should ask students after the election

Sigal Ben-Porath wrote a piece about how teachers can approach the many issues that will arise around the general election in 2020, after the polls close and votes are counted, which could take days or weeks.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 30, 2020
, Pen America

The Common Room: Managing political difference on the virtual campus

Sigal Ben-Porath spoke with host Jonathan Friedman, along with guest Vicka Bell-Robinson, director of residence life at Miami University, about how campuses can facilitate respectful and productive dialogue across political differences during this tense time

Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 28, 2020
, Billy Penn

How viral police shooting videos can mess with your mental health

Krystal Strong notes that viewing videos of police violence is more likely to trigger severe responses among Black and Brown Americans and chooses not to view or share such images anymore, but said that she and other activists grapple with the question, noting that it was evident the powerful video imagery after Walter Wallace, Jr. was killed was galvanizing during the protests in West Philadelphia.

Penn GSE News
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October 27, 2020
Roberto Gonzales

Gonzales, an expert in how immigration policy shapes the lives of young people, will join Penn GSE and Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences in July.

Penn GSE News
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October 23, 2020
The starting line for a running track.

Karen Weaver, an expert on college sports in higher education, argues that perhaps the disruption of 2020 is the perfect time for faculty to reengage with college athletics.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Penn President Amy Gutmann, Sue McGraw, Harold McGraw III, Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman, and Catalyst @ Penn GSE Director Michael Golden at the February 2020 event launching the McGraw Prize partnership with Penn.

‘We applaud teachers everywhere who share the common bond of inspiring others to learn and to grow,’ said Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Seven colorful thought bubbles, each with a silhouette of a person within it, are connected by a web. Within and outside of the silhouettes are symbols including computers, gears, targets, globes, a brain, and an eye. A headline reads, “Building a Community of Leaders: Penn GSE’s Chief Learning Officer Program Goes Virtual.”

Throughout a successful transition to remote learning, Penn GSE’s Chief Learning Officer program has focused on building community among leaders of workplace learning.

Headshots of four alumni, two women and two men, appear on a dark yellow background with the headline “Adapting in Times of Crisis: Penn GSE Alumni Shape Education’s Future.
Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020

The role of educators and leaders worldwide is more important than ever in today’s landscape. Four Penn GSE alumni share the challenges they have faced as while charting a promising path forward.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Headshots of David Roberts (left) and Doug Korn (right) appear with a boxed headline that says “Harnessing the Power of Education.”]

Penn GSE’s new Board of Overseers Chair, Doug Korn, W’84, and his predecessor, David Roberts, W’84, support Dean Grossman’s vision and the School’s work creating opportunity through education.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
A logo made of dark blue, light blue, and bright red blocks appears against an ivory background. The logo reads, “Extraordinary Impact: The Campaign for Penn GSE."

The largest fundraising campaign in Penn GSE’s history, Extraordinary Impact supports faculty, staff, and students as they create opportunity through education.

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