Penn GSE News
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April 2, 2024
Penn GSE Associate Professor Amalia Daché

The team has built a database of institutions nationwide documenting schools’ work on reparations and is currently surveying students of African descent from 11 universities over four years about their experiences on campus.

Penn GSE News
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April 1, 2024

These seven Penn GSE alumni will be recognized May 18 during the Celebration of Educators, alongside teacher honorees and other annual award recipients.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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March 29, 2024

Zemsky advocates for a shift to three-year degree programs to combat the rising costs and evolving needs of higher education.

Penn GSE News
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March 25, 2024
Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker

Parker, who took office this year, has pledged to make strengthening Philadelphia public schools a priority of her administration.

Sade Bonilla, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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March 22, 2024

Bonilla highlights the shift from vocational training to career technical education, emphasizing its role in reducing dropout rates and promoting equitable learning opportunities.

Penn GSE News
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March 20, 2024
A presentation slide titled "9 Skills for Strategic Political Leadership" appears on a projector screen listing nine skills recommended for education leaders.

The McGraw Center's inaugural symposium, led by Cheryl Logan, focused on equipping education leaders with the skills needed to navigate the political landscape, improving student experiences and leader longevity in the field.

Penn GSE News
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March 15, 2024
Penn GSE Associate Professor Brooks Bowden leaning against a chalkboard

Bowden’s research demonstrates how lenient grading policies in North Carolina high schools lead to reduced student effort and wider academic gaps, questioning current educational reforms.

Penn GSE News
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March 12, 2024
Julee Gard, wearing a red cap, a navy blue and white striped shirt, and a brown apron, is focused on serving sausages at a soup kitchen in Joliet, Illinois, alongside her University of St. Francis colleagues.

Gard developed the Financial Viability Index, a color-coded tool designed to help small, tuition-dependent colleges analyze their financial health efficiently and take actionable steps to avoid closure.

Penn GSE News
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March 8, 2024
Penn GSE Dean Katharine Strunk poses outside against a glass façade

While teacher turnover peaked in 2022, the attrition rate remains stubbornly high.

Penn GSE News
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March 7, 2024
Sigal Ben-Porath poses warmly in a professional portrait, with a friendly smile, curly brown hair, and dressed in a blue top with white accents.

Sigal Ben-Porath recommends clear communication and contextually relevant discussions as strategies for universities to navigate the complexities of free speech on campuses.

Penn GSE News
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March 5, 2024
Taylor Hausburg and Zachary Herrmann at the UN.

Penn GSE alumni are addressing the challenge of climate change across various sectors, including film, finance, communications, and education, as highlighted in the Penn GSE Magazine.

Penn GSE News
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February 28, 2024
A vintage postcard featuring the Crystal Pool at Woodside Park amusement park in West Philadelphia.

Explore West Philadelphia's heritage in a richly illustrated digital archive, where a community's stories of resilience, struggle, and triumph come to life.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 28, 2024
, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Private Colleges Hope New Speech Policies Will Keep the Peace

Sigal Ben-Porath discusses the challenges private colleges face in balancing inclusivity and free speech, noting that policies may unevenly limit expression, complicating efforts to maintain an open academic environment.

Penn GSE News
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February 27, 2024
Ericka S. Weathers, with a warm smile, stands confidently, her braided hair elegantly styled into an updo, complemented by large hoop earrings, a vibrant beaded necklace, and a chic beige blazer, reflected against a glass surface.

Assistant professor calls for a new, more equitable funding formula that addresses racial and socioeconomic disparities.

Kyle Schultz, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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February 23, 2024

The program at Penn GSE stands out in providing direct feedback from trained observers.

Peter Eckel, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 20, 2024
, Inside Higher Ed

Presidents’ and Boards’ Reciprocal Relationship

Peter Eckel highlights the importance of effective collaboration and open communication between university presidents and their boards to address the evolving challenges within higher education.

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