Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 2, 2022
, U.S. News and World Report

As COVID thins school staffing, who’s teaching kids?

Richard Ingersoll expressed concern about lowering the bar for teachers. “Remote sometimes might be much more preferable to getting some substitute in there who’s basically babysitting,” he said.

Andrea M. Kane, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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February 1, 2022

Penn GSE’s Andrea Kane spoke at a recent panel discussion about the importance of retaining and supporting educational leaders of color.

Penn GSE News
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February 1, 2022
desert sands

Penn GSE’s Abby Reisman and Sigal Ben-Porath penned a piece for the Washington Post denouncing legislative efforts to limit classroom discussions on race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Penn GSE News
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January 31, 2022
Lea School hallway

Following the formalization of a five-year, $4.1 million deal between Penn and Henry C. Lea Elementary School,  many throughout the city are wondering how the extra support will transform the school over the coming years.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
January 30, 2022
, The Washington Times

GOP state lawmakers file 56 bills to ban critical race theory

Jonathan Zimmerman said that bills banning the teaching of so-called “critical race theory” in schools could create more problems for conservatives than they solve. “I understand the danger of indoctrination in our schools, about race and everything else,” he said. “But the solution to that problem is to present multiple perspectives in our classrooms, not to bar certain perspectives from them.” 

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 30, 2022
, The Washington Post

Opinion: When students stumble, colleges should turn to restorative justice before expulsion

Jonathan Zimmerman opined that the role of an educational institution is to make its students more aware, informed and thoughtful adults through structured dialogue – not necessarily to discipline them for words spoken and actions taken in the past.

Penn GSE News
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January 28, 2022
Lea School exterior

The University and its Graduate School of Education will contribute more than $4 million to the West Philadelphia K-8 school throughout the next five years.

Penn GSE News
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January 27, 2022
A professor wearing a white shirt and striped tie addresses a classroom of students who are listening and taking notes. The screen in the background has a large pi symbol] [Photo caption] Dr. Zachary Hermann is executive director of Penn GSE’s Center for Professional Learning, which offers virtual programs to support educators at various levels in the face of changing educational environments.

One of many virtual offerings of Penn GSE’s Center for Professional Learning, the Strategic Leadership Certificate program is helping educators strengthen their effectiveness and deepen their impact.

Penn GSE News
 | 
January 27, 2022
Best Books for Young Readers title card

Now more than ever, it is imperative that the stories we tell, read, and write are reflective of the histories and experiences of the many different communities that make up our world — communities which are often missing from bookshelves in schools and libraries.

Rabani and Sibylla's headshots
Penn GSE News
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January 27, 2022

Rabani Garg and Sibylla Shekerdjiska-Benatova discuss what goes into the creation of the Best Books for Young Readers list — and what it means to them.

Penn GSE News
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January 25, 2022
Rachel Baker smiling in front of a window

Penn GSE’s newest associate professor on “curricular complexity,” how too many choices can overwhelm students, and the human stories behind big data.

Penn GSE News
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January 24, 2022
Best of 2021 collage

As 2022 gets rolling, let's take one last look back at our top stories of 2021.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 20, 2022
, Chronicle of Higher Education

Higher ed’s evolutionary — not revolutionary — pandemic response

Drawing on pre-pandemic data, Robert Zemsky predicted that 20% of higher education institutions were in danger of shuttering.

Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 18, 2022
, MSNBC

Detained protestors in Cuba detail torture amid trials

Amalia Daché spoke about the mistreatment of protesters in Cuba. “Cuba is a political apartheid. There is definitely racial discrimination happening in Cuba,” she said. “When Cuba gets a cold, Afro-Cubans get the flu, and they die.”

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
January 18, 2022
, The Hill, Opinion

You can't teach what you don't know

Jonathan Zimmerman posed tough questions about who will instruct students about the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Most of our history teachers, he says, are not adequately educated for that task.

Charlotte E. Jacobs , Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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January 18, 2022

St. Mark’s School, Kent School, John Burroughs School, and Marin Academy will join 17 host partner schools working directly with Penn GSE to provide intensive teaching fellowships to aspiring early career teachers.

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