Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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November 6, 2019

In The Conversation, Laura Perna and Penn GSE doctoral student Taylor K. Odle give college students a list of questions to ask before heading to their next job interview.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 2, 2019
, University World News

Free speech at the university: a way forward

Sigal Ben-Porath, writing in University World News, proposes a free-speech model called “inclusive freedom,” which aims to protect the core values of a university without stifling free expression. “If we cannot hear everyone,” she writes, “then we cannot learn from everyone and we cannot ensure that we are teaching everyone.”

Penn GSE News
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October 23, 2019
Deanna Henderson, Elizabeth Curry, Pam Grossman, Anthony Pitsakis

The Innovative Principal Residence Program will prepare aspiring principals to lead high-needs schools. 

Alan R. Ruby, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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October 23, 2019

In locations around the globe, Penn GSE is forging new paths and setting new precedents for meaningful change in education.

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 22, 2019
, Tampa Bay Times Online

A Pasco man's journey from cleaning schools to teaching in them

Richard Ingersoll discusses the important connections that male teachers can make with students.

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 17, 2019
, USA Today Online

Slavery, black history: Books, movies, lesson plans for kids, adults

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas offers recommendations on reading materials and how Americans can learn more about slavery.  

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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October 16, 2019

Ryan Baker and colleagues at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in a joint project with Rebecca Stein and Peter Decherney from the Online Learning Initiative, were awarded a $1.4 million grant from CSSI to develop an infrastructure to support the integration of richer problem-solving into Massive Online Open Courses, as well as a research infrastructure to study which variants on learning content work best, in both K-12 and Massive Online Open Courses.

Sharon M. Ravitch, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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October 16, 2019

Sharon Ravitch has received a grant from ERFIP (Empowering Families for Innovative Philanthropy), which is funded by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation in Geneva. Dr. Ravitch will work with Dr. Reima Yosif Shakeir, who will serve as a post-doctoral fellow for 2019-2020, on the development of case studies of 10 family philanthropies as a way to assess this model of family foundations as a development gap- filler within and across unique national contexts.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 15, 2019
, Inside Higher Ed

The government is becoming too intrusive in regulating free speech on campuses (opinion)

Sigal Ben-Porath writes that colleges and universities must have the flexibility to deal with matters of conduct without the government becoming too intrusive.

Penn GSE News
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October 15, 2019
Daniel Wagner teaching a class.

Affirmative action is consistently challenged in court but often only examined from a US lens. Penn GSE’s Daniel Wagner suggests that by reviewing policies from other countries, the US could begin to build a more proactive system that increases equity in higher education.

Penn GSE News
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October 15, 2019
Winners of the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

The winners of the 10th Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition were companies with female founders. It’s part of a trend, says Catalyst @ PennGSE's Michael Golden.

Joni Finney, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 9, 2019
, AP News

Ready student one? Universities launch esports degree programs

Joni Finney notes that new niche degrees, like a degree in esports, are a sign of the evolving economy, but she also cautions that some degrees are too specialized, and that some schools may be offering these degrees to counter a decrease in enrollment numbers.

Sharon Wolf, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 8, 2019
, Ghana News Agency

Effects of harsh and violent discipline on child behavioural outcomes

Sharon Wolf’s research examined three forms of discipline among caregivers of preschoolers in Ghana and described the harmful effects of harsh and violent discipline.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 7, 2019
, Journalist's Resource

5 tips for reporting on ‘free college’ and ‘college promise’ programs

Laura Perna shares suggestions on how journalists can improve their coverage of  programs that are addressing college access and affordability.

Press Releases
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October 7, 2019
In the last decade, the competition has awarded more than $1.2 million in prizes.
Penn GSE News
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October 4, 2019
School leaders at Carver High School pose in front of Blue Ribbon banner

This year, the George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science, led by Penn GSE alum Principal Ted Domers, was one of two Philadelphia schools recognized for their excellence.

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