On the first day of her internship at the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) in Philadelphia, then-student Jasmine Jenkins, GED’14, GED’15, was nearly in tears, but more convinced than ever that she had found her vocation.
“C-SAIL situates Penn GSE and the University of Pennsylvania at the frontline of research into one of the nation’s most vital but fraught educational policy issues,” said Penn GSE dean Pam Grossman. “Porter and his team will provide one-on-one support to teachers as they grapple with incorporating standards into their classroom instruction, while also studying what works and what doesn’t on a national scale. Their center has the potential to move the needle on student learning.”
Jonathan Zimmerman reviews three books on the desegregation of schools after the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and unpacks the ruling's ongoing legal and historical questions.