Penn GSE News Archive

  • News from Penn GSE
March 12, 2019

Penn’s Graduate School of Education has moved into the #2 position in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings for graduate schools of education – its highest ranking ever. The ranking marks the fourth consecutive year Penn GSE has been in the top 5.


Gabrielle Oliveira
  • Race, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Global Initiatives
March 7, 2019

Gabrielle Oliveira’s nuanced and complex look at Mexican families, Motherhood Across Borders: Immigrants and Their Children in Mexico and New York, was awarded the first Ethnography in Education Book Award.


Sigal Ben-Porath
  • Higher Education
  • Race, Equity, & Inclusion
March 5, 2019

Writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sigal Ben-Porath said the president’s proposal drifts into “thought-police territory.”


A man in a suit and tie and a woman in a black blouse smiling while standing outdoors
  • Faces of Philanthropy
  • Alumni
March 1, 2019

Lois Kohn-Claar, C’88, GED’88, is dedicated to the challenge of re-envisioning learning.

  • News from Penn GSE
February 28, 2019

The weekly series is organized by Penn GSE Wellness Coordinator Jinxi Yu.


Ebony Elisabeth Thomas in a classroom.
  • Language & Literacy
  • Race, Equity, & Inclusion
February 26, 2019

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas highlights a few titles for young readers that didn't quite make her annual best-of list for 2018.


Yasmin Kafai teaches a class
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
February 18, 2019

Fresh from an appearance at a Nobel Prize Dialogue, Penn GSE’s Yasmin Kafai explains why we need to change how we think about digital learning.


Two women look at the painting Education Not Incarceration.
  • Philadelphia Impact
February 15, 2019

The pieces by students at Strawberry Mansion High School, Chester A. Arthur School, and the Juvenile Justice Center adorn Penn GSE after the school’s design sprint challenge.


Students in a class at the Henry C. Lea School study.
  • Philadelphia Impact
February 8, 2019

The Henry C. Lea School, Kensington Health Sciences Academy, and Penn Alexander were highlighted in the School District of Philadelphia's annual school progress report. 


Drs. John Fantuzzo and Laura Perna
  • Higher Education
  • Education Policy
February 8, 2019

Seven Penn GSE faculty members are now members of the Academy, which advances high quality education research and its use in policy and practice.