Penn GSE News Archive

  • Global Impact
April 21, 2015

In April, Penn’s Global Education Fund awarded Penn GSE professor Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher one of 12 grants to extend research about educational attainment for refugees in New York City beyond the schools and into the supplemental services provided by voluntary agencies and faith-based institutions. 


  • Teaching & Leadership
April 9, 2015

“If all ethnography is fiction, can we tell a better fiction with film?” asked Veena Vasudevan, a doctoral student in Penn GSE’s Teaching, Learning, and Leadership program. Performing the Digital, the third-annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival, showcased ethnographic multimedia from Penn GSE and around the world.


  • News from Penn GSE
March 26, 2015

Vivian L. Gadsden, William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education at Penn GSE, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Shaun Harper, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, was elected as a Council Member-at-Large. 


  • Philly Impact
March 25, 2015

The latest issue of Perspectives on Urban Education, Penn GSE’s student-run journal, examines Philadelphia schools and the different ways educators are working to effect positive change in the city.


  • News from Penn GSE
March 23, 2015

The first-ever Graduate Women’s Leadership Conference at Penn brought together over eighty women graduate students and six presenters on Friday. Aimed at sharpening leadership skills for women graduate students entering the marketplace, the sold-out event received enthusiastic interest and support. 


  • News from Penn GSE
March 19, 2015

The Penn GSE Education Alumni Association (EAA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 EAA Awards. Intended to honor the accomplishments of GSE alumni and other education professionals, the awards recognize outstanding contributions to Penn GSE and the field of education. The awardees will be recognized on campus at GSE’s Centennial Celebration on May 15, 2015.


  • News from Penn GSE
March 11, 2015

Porter has been honored by The American Educational Research Association with the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award, published the most-read AERA journal article of the year for 2014, and received the Distinguished Research in Teacher Education award from the Association of Teacher Educators


  • News from Penn GSE
March 10, 2015

In celebration of its Centennial, Penn GSE has invited actress, playwright and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith for a special performance on May 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the Penn Museum. She will perform parts of a work-in-progress play she is writing about the school-to-prison pipeline. The event is open to the public and tickets are free.


  • News from Penn GSE
March 10, 2015

Penn’s Graduate School of Education has once again been recognized among the best-performing graduate schools of education.U.S. News and World Report named the School 7th in its recently released 2016 rankings, the fourth consecutive year Penn GSE has placed within the top 10.


  • Innovation
March 9, 2015

Three representatives from Penn GSE presenting at SXSWedu education innovation conference in Austin, TX.