Penn GSE News Archive

  • Teaching & Learning
January 28, 2015

“The publishing business has an imagination gap when it comes to children’s and young adult literature.” 

Thomas, as a periodic reviewer for the Los Angeles Times books section, discusses often-overlooked works that feature children and teens of color, both now and throughout U.S. history.


  • Education Policy
January 26, 2015

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration will focus on an equitable school funding formula, making sure local school boards have control, and improving professional development for educators, Rivera said.


  • Global Initiatives
January 23, 2015

At the event held at Penn GSE in December, Ravitch warned of the dangers of well-meaning organizations reinforcing harmful deficit narratives.


  • Teaching & Learning
January 15, 2015

Cirkits, a project that bridges traditional craft with technology, provides new ways for children to learn creatively about electronics. A Kickstarter campaign launches January 16 with a goal of raising $15,000 by February 15 to pay for the production and distribution of the sewable electronic kits. 


  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Education Policy
January 12, 2015

Professors John Puckett and Michael Johanek will trace the story of how the American school system was built in “American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice,” the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by Penn GSE.


  • News from Penn GSE
January 5, 2015

With a focus on continuing her career-long commitment to teacher education, Pam Grossman has joined the faculty of Penn GSE as its 11th dean. Grossman, an internationally renowned scholar, arrived at Penn on January 1 from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, where she helped found the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching. 

July 8, 2015

Two recent graduates of Penn GSE’s Med Ed program awarded the Perelman School of Medicine’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. This award was established in 1987 to recognize clinical teaching excellence and commitment to medical education by outstanding faculty members from affiliated hospitals.


July 6, 2015

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions brought together 18 early-career scholars from MSIs around the country for ELEVATE, a three-day conference filled with workshops and seminars designed to help scholars make an impact on their campus, in the academy, and in society.  Click to view the video. 


July 1, 2015

Two $20K research grants awarded to Penn GSE faculty members. Professors Sigal Ben-Porath and Rand Quinn will explore the impact of civic opportunities for high school students in Philadelphia. Policy expert Jonathan Supovitz will examine a new model of school leadership.