Wendy Chan, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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August 7, 2019

Wendy Chan was awarded a grant from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for $21,456 for the project “Reducing Disparities in Behavioral Health Treatment for Children in Primary Care.” This study assesses the impact of a behavioral therapy program on patient-centered outcomes for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study will focus primarily on low income households.

Amy Stornaiuolo, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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August 7, 2019

Amy Stornaiuolo received a 2019 Emerald Literati Award, in the category of English Teaching: Practice and Critique, for her article with T. Philip Nichols and Veena Vasudevan, “Building spaces for literacy in school: mapping the emergence of a literacy makerspace.” 

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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August 7, 2019

Ryan Baker and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Worcester Polytechnic Institute received an award from the National Science Foundation for $219,000 to study how to develop artificially intelligent learning systems that ask teachers for advice on how to interact with students. Rather than asking the teacher for broad rules which can be hard to articulate, the system will occasionally ask the teacher what to do in specific real situations and learn the teacher's preferences.

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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August 7, 2019

Ryan Baker and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard University were awarded approximately $447,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop a new game that teaches about aquatic ecosystems and scientific inquiry skills. The game will observe student gameplay and learn how to better sequence content, and then use this information to improve its own educational effectiveness.

Manuel S. González Canché, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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August 7, 2019

Manuel S. González Canché has received a grant award from the AccessLex Institute for the project “The Effect of the Uniform Bar Examination on Diversity, Affordability, and Employment Prospects." The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether the adoption of Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) has positively influenced increased diversity in law school enrollment and completion, bar passage rates, tuition costs, employment mobility, and overall employment prospects.

Sharon Wolf, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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August 7, 2019

Sharon Wolf has received an award from the Penn Global Engagement fund for her project "Assessing executive functioning in Ghanaian school children." The study will look at how executive function competencies (like working memory, goal setting, and organization) develop and are linked to school success in Ghana.

Michael J. Nakkula, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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August 7, 2019

Michael Nakkula received a $145,000 grant from The Future Project to lead a study of an innovative national project on developmental life coaching to promote "possibility thinking" in urban high schools. The initiative helps fill the gap in counseling and related life-planning supports in urban schools across the country. The study focuses on initiatives in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Newark, and New Haven. 

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 5, 2019
, Houston Chronicle

Revolving door: Teachers, principals churn through HISD’s lowest-performing schools

Richard Ingersoll spoke about the importance of teaching-staff retention. “We have 50 years of research that shows good schools have a sense of community and strong bonds,” he said. “The good schools, it’s not like a factory. It’s more like a family.”

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 29, 2019
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Chapter 13 bankruptcy for student loans? It's possible

Laura Perna discussed her recent study, which revealed that many net price calculators are using old tuition data and misleading costs. “Paying for college is too important for there to be wrong data,” said Perna.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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July 29, 2019

Dr. Perna's latest work is informing the national dialogue on college access and completion, helping institutions better serve low-income students, and shedding light on the rise of “College Promise” financial aid programs.

Penn GSE News
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July 24, 2019
Portrait of Ian Ganhinhin in the Room to Read office, leaning against a desk.

Ian Ganhinhin, a student in the International Educational Development Program, is spending his summer interning for Room to Read in New Delhi.

Michael C. Johanek, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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July 22, 2019

Jennifer C. Stimpson and John LePelley have brought new insights from the program to their schools as they strive to be strong role models for their students.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 19, 2019
, USA Today

Democracy depends on kids not imitating Donald Trump's racist tweets and attacks

Jonathan Zimmerman writes that schools should denounce President Donald Trump’s recent comments about four Democratic congresswomen. While he asserts that teachers should guard against vilifying students who support Trump, he says that we must “make sure our children do not behave like him.”

Rand Quinn, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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July 19, 2019

Speaking on Radio Times, Penn GSE’s Rand Quinn addressed an unexpected flashpoint in the first round of the Democratic presidential debates.

Press Releases
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July 17, 2019
Inaugural Class of Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows to Help State Construct Strong Pipeline of Science, Math Teachers
Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 15, 2019
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Go to college for free - yes, free - at these Pa. and N.J. schools

Laura Perna’s College Promise program is cited as a resource that helps consumers track free and highly subsidized college in the U.S.

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