Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Penn President Amy Gutmann, Sue McGraw, Harold McGraw III, Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman, and Catalyst @ Penn GSE Director Michael Golden at the February 2020 event launching the McGraw Prize partnership with Penn.

‘We applaud teachers everywhere who share the common bond of inspiring others to learn and to grow,’ said Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Seven colorful thought bubbles, each with a silhouette of a person within it, are connected by a web. Within and outside of the silhouettes are symbols including computers, gears, targets, globes, a brain, and an eye. A headline reads, “Building a Community of Leaders: Penn GSE’s Chief Learning Officer Program Goes Virtual.”

Throughout a successful transition to remote learning, Penn GSE’s Chief Learning Officer program has focused on building community among leaders of workplace learning.

Headshots of four alumni, two women and two men, appear on a dark yellow background with the headline “Adapting in Times of Crisis: Penn GSE Alumni Shape Education’s Future.
Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020

The role of educators and leaders worldwide is more important than ever in today’s landscape. Four Penn GSE alumni share the challenges they have faced as while charting a promising path forward.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Headshots of David Roberts (left) and Doug Korn (right) appear with a boxed headline that says “Harnessing the Power of Education.”]

Penn GSE’s new Board of Overseers Chair, Doug Korn, W’84, and his predecessor, David Roberts, W’84, support Dean Grossman’s vision and the School’s work creating opportunity through education.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
A logo made of dark blue, light blue, and bright red blocks appears against an ivory background. The logo reads, “Extraordinary Impact: The Campaign for Penn GSE."

The largest fundraising campaign in Penn GSE’s history, Extraordinary Impact supports faculty, staff, and students as they create opportunity through education.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
Elementary school students sit at round tables in a classroom. Behind them are colorful decorations, classroom projects, and school supplies. A woman stands at the front of the room and a man sits to the left. A headline on the image reads, “Recasting the Moment.”

A nationally sought expert on racial stress and racial trauma, Penn GSE’s Dr. Howard Stevenson discusses the national landscape and how racial literacy can help create a better future.

Penn GSE News
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October 22, 2020
The headline “Celebrating Virtually” and red and blue pennants appear above screenshots of two event videos. The screenshot on the left says. “Join us for a virtual Alumni Weekend Saturday May 16. 2020.” The screenshot on the right shows Dean Grossman smiling above the words “Dean Pam Grossman of the Graduate School of Education.”

Penn Alumni Weekend and Penn GSE Commencement went virtual for 2020, keeping the University and School communities connected from afar amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 21, 2020
, UNC Program for Public Discourse

UNC Program for Public Discourse: Free Speech on Campus

Sigal Ben-Porath participated as part of a panel discussion, along with Greg Lukianoff and Dr. Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill, about the current state of free expression on college campuses.

Penn GSE News
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October 13, 2020
Penn GSE professor Jonathan Zimmerman teaches a class.

Jonathan Zimmerman recently told the New York Times that the split dates back to education reformers wanting to improve schools, and keep babies safe.

Penn GSE News
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October 7, 2020
The Finalists for the Milken-Penn GSE Business Plan Competition on a virtual chat with Catalyst @ Penn GSE Executive Director Michael Golden.

Fulphil, founded by Penn graduate Tiffany Yau, won the Audience Choice Award.

Nelson Flores, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 6, 2020
, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A question of identity: Examining use of the term ‘Latinx’

Nelson Flores said shifts in language often start with a small group of marginalized people, rather than with majority rule. “I think the relevant question for me isn’t whether people should be using the term. It’s how people who use the term Latinx are trying to differentiate themselves from people who use the term Hispanic and people who use the term Latino,” he said. “Why do they feel like those terms don’t really reflect the political identities they’re trying to articulate through the term Latinx?” 

Press Releases
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October 6, 2020
In the last decade, the competition has awarded more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes.
Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 5, 2020
, The New York Times

What it’s like to be a teacher in 2020 America

Richard Ingersoll explained how it was decided that women would teach in public schools 150 years ago. “The argument was, ‘Look, women will learn to be better mothers by practicing on other people’s children,’” he said. “Proponents made the case it was a win-win.” 

Penn GSE News
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October 2, 2020
An image of a pencil laid across an open book.

Rebecca Maynard and Brooks Bowden will lead a $4.6 million training program for doctoral fellows from across the University of Pennsylvania pursuing data-driven education research.

Penn GSE News
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September 29, 2020
An image of a newspaper and the PBS NewsHour homepage.

PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz recently joined Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher on The Parent Scoop podcast to talk about introducing kids to the news.

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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September 29, 2020
, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Will teacher concerns over COVID cause more of them to flee classroom?

Richard Ingersoll said it’s too early to know if the pandemic will worsen teacher shortages. “Traditionally, employees in general across industries and occupations quit at higher rates in good economic times and at lower rates in bad economic times," he said. "The reason is simple—even if someone dislikes their job, they are loath to quit if there is financial uncertainty, or if there are not other jobs available.” 

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