Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 9, 2020
, Vox

How to talk to kids about racism, explained by a psychologist

Howard Stevenson spoke with Vox about how parents can teach their children about racism. He explained that simply being a good person is not enough. To teach their children, parents need to understand how racism works and how to fight it.

Penn GSE News
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June 8, 2020
Marsha Richardson, right, leads a discussion at Penn GSE in 2019.

Leading an EDTECH WEEK Masterclass, Marsha Richardson said educators need to take care of their own wellness needs, as well as those of their students.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 6, 2020
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

When police kill black people, the whole community suffers. Experts offer coping strategies.

Howard Stevenson said, “We underestimate the negative effects of swallowing our feelings during racial moments. Research is showing more and more that if we don’t manage racial stress and trauma, it comes out in our health and bodies and sleep.” To make progress, people need to start having hard conversations about race to improve racial literacy — the ability to read, recast, and resolve a racially stressful moment. 

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 5, 2020
, The Washington Post

‘Racist’ and ‘culturally offensive’ images pulled from hugely popular trading card game

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas said racist imagery and tropes in popular media can reinforce negative attitudes about people of color.  

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 4, 2020
, USA Today

Kids need to talk about George Floyd, protests and racism. With coronavirus school closures, it's hard to do.

Howard Stevenson said, "Teachers can be incredibly powerful in teaching young people to engage in these conversations rather than avoid them."

Press Releases
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June 2, 2020
"I am concerned that too many in this nation are still ignorant, potentially willfully ignorant, as to why unrest is happening."
Penn GSE News
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May 28, 2020
Pennsylvania mail-in ballots for the 2020 primary election.

When the COVID-19 pandemic shifted Rand Quinn’s class online this spring, his students decided their main project should change too.

Caroline L. Watts, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 24, 2020
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Why many Philly students aren’t logging on for school, and what that could mean for September

Caroline Watts commented on the six weeks it took for the Philadelphia school district to distribute laptops to its students after Gov. Wolf ordered schools to close. “The greater the lag in the time off, the harder it is to engage students,” said Watts. 

Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 22, 2020
, Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Cut sports? Trim coaches’ pay? A look at Gophers’ financial solutions amid coronavirus

Karen Weaver said she has seen some ideas to address the crisis, but real strategies are still lacking.

Penn GSE News
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May 21, 2020
Howard Stevenson

Howard Stevenson on what COVID-19 has revealed about race and health.

Press Releases
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May 20, 2020
With pandemic budget cuts looming, Laura Perna says policymakers should prioritize low-income college students. "If they are forced off the path now, they are the least likely to make it back on."
Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 20, 2020
, USA Today Online

Online programs used for coronavirus-era school promise results. The claims are misleading

Ryan Baker said “A lot of these companies, it’s a matter of life or death if they get some evidence up on their page. No one is trying to be deceitful. (They’re) all kind of out of their depth and all trying to do it cheaply and quickly.”

Penn GSE News
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May 18, 2020
The front entrance to the Penn GSE building.

Graduating student Nimet Eren received the William E. Arnold Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Student.

Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 17, 2020
, PennLive Sports Insider

Can college athletes really play in the fall without a vaccine? One big 10 coaching vet thinks it’s crazy talk

Karen Weaver is interviewed about the issues surrounding college athletics returning in the fall in the face of coronavirus pandemic.

Penn GSE News
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May 14, 2020
Penn GSE's Ed Brockenbrough

Penn GSE congratulates the many members of our community who are achieving outstanding successes.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 14, 2020
, The New York Times

Campus life in the fall? A test with no clear answer

Laura Perna said of colleges’ approaches to the fall 2020 semester, “I think we are going to see a lot of variation.” 

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