Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 14, 2020
, Full Court Press

Overtime: College athletic programs will have to operate differently due to COVID-19

Karen Weaver talks about the importance of college sports on campuses and the impact on college athletics from the pandemic.

Headshot of Sunny Jiao
Penn GSE News
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May 13, 2020

Members of the Penn GSE community have stepped forward amidst the shortage of personal protective equipment brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

Penn GSE News
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May 12, 2020
Headshots of five alumni appear in a checkerboard pattern with a blue square in the upper left that says, “Penn GSE Alumni Lead and Innovate”

As leaders and educators, Penn GSE alumni are making an impact in urban education across the country.

Penn GSE News
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May 12, 2020
A colorful mural is painted on a South Philadelphia high school. The Philadelphia skyline is visible behind the school. A purple block in the lower left reads, “Spring 2020, Partnering to Shape Urban Education

Penn GSE is working in Philadelphia to establish national models of instruction and data use—and improve children’s lives both in and outside of school.

Penn GSE News
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May 12, 2020
A man wearing glasses and professional attire stands and teaches in front of a classroom.

Penn GSE’s new Center for Professional Learning will allow working professionals to deepen their knowledge, build their professional networks, and grow their careers.

Penn GSE News
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May 12, 2020
A young woman sits in an armchair and a young man stands folding his arms. Both are smiling and wearing professional attire; a white rectangle between them says “Graduate Assistantships Empower Students to Lead While Learning”

Penn GSE’s graduate assistantship program provides practical experience that complements students’ coursework and prepares them for future careers.

Penn GSE News
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May 12, 2020
Headshots of faculty members Betty Chandy, Zachary Herrmann, Caroline Watts, and Ryan Baker are separated by colorful rectangles

As the COVID-19 crisis brought dramatic changes to the education landscape this spring, Penn GSE faculty shared their perspectives to help educators and families.

Penn GSE News
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May 11, 2020
Penn GSE director of Career and Professional Development Amy Benedict, left, meets with a student in 2019 to discuss career planning

Penn GSE’s Amy Benedict on the art of virtual networking, lessons learned from the Great Recession, and charting a path to a dream job.

Sharon M. Ravitch, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 11, 2020
, Elevate with Spark! podcast

Living and teaching in flux

"As educators, we have to find active ways to nourish ourselves, connect with each other, and really think about this moment." — Sharon Ravitch

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 11, 2020
, The Hispanic Outlook

Pell Grants Help Students. But Are They Enough?

Laura Perna and Jeremy Wright-Kim write that while Pell Grants reduce financial pressures, this does not translate into higher graduation rates.

Peter Eckel, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 8, 2020
, Philadelphia Magazine Online

Philly Colleges Planning for In-Person Classes This Fall: What We Know

Peter Eckel said, “Part of the challenge is the complexity of the issues that university boards are facing. There is also a degree of unpredictability regarding short-term challenges, like enrollment and finances, endowments and financial resources, but also safety and security in the future. We don’t know if there’s going to be a new normal, a next normal, or return to normal.”

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 8, 2020
, Inside Higher Education

Public and private measures of colleges' financial strength spark more discussion Inside Higher Ed

Robert Zemsky said, in the face of the pandemic, colleges with 1,500 or fewer students are facing the question of how much they can shrink and continue to function.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 8, 2020
, The Dallas Morning News

Book banning is a bipartisan game

Jonathan Zimmerman wrote about efforts by those at both ends of the political spectrum to censor certain books in schools. “It’s too easy to mock the conservatives out in Alaska. It’s a lot harder to look in the mirror, and to ask whether we liberals might be imitating them,” he wrote. 

Penn GSE News
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May 7, 2020
Students walk across a college campus in the fall.

Penn AHEAD brought together administrators from across the country to discuss how pandemic has affected their schools, and how they are evaluating their future.

Penn GSE News
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May 4, 2020
From left, CNN’s Erica Hill, Penn GSE graduate Sundai Riggins, and CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, appear on ABCs of COVID-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents. (CNN)

Sundai Riggins, a Penn GSE graduate and principal in Washington, DC, appeared on a CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall to talk about how the pandemic is affecting kids and parents.

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 4, 2020
, Vox

Paranoia about cheating is making online education terrible for everyone

Ryan Baker discussed adaptive learning, which can use algorithms to adapt lessons to individual students, as well as other computer-based learning tools. 

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