Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 20, 2023
, Public Source

At Pitt, students with Pell Grants — geared to low-income households — are a relative rarity

Laura Perna says, “If we care about diversity in the student body, if we care about access to higher education for students from low-income families, then we have to be paying attention.”

Penn GSE News
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June 20, 2023
Dean Grossman stands in the middle of six smiling Education Alumni Award winners in front of a screen with the Penn GSE logo on it.

The annual Alumni Weekend event included a panel discussion, an awards ceremony, and recognition of teachers who have served in classrooms for more than five years.

Penn GSE News
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June 16, 2023
Dr. James Lester, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Educational Informatics at North Carolina State University, stands with his arms spread, delivering the keynote address to a seated crowd at the launch of Penn GSE's McGraw Center for Educational Leadership. On the screen behind him is an image of a robot providing instruction to a woman as they view a tablet together under the label "AI & Education," the topic of Dr. Lester's talk.

The jobs of educators are among the most difficult to automate, Dr. James Lester said in a keynote celebrating the launch of the McGraw Center for Educational Leadership, but artificial intelligence (AI) still has massive potential to transform classrooms.

Press Releases
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June 15, 2023
This year’s finalists use artificial intelligence, popular television, real-time data, and more to promote literacy, social-emotional learning, and equitable access to education. They will present their ideas at EDTECH WEEK 2023 on October 4th in New York City.
Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 13, 2023
, KPBS

Schools in poorer neighborhoods struggle to keep teachers. How offering them more money and power might help

Richard Ingersoll says giving educators more authority at their workplace makes them feel like respected professionals; teachers need to be given a lot of discretion.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 12, 2023
, The Washington Post

Liberals try to reclaim ‘parents’ rights’ from conservatives in education

Sigal Ben-Porath says progressive education advocacy ticked up last year and has been gaining steam since.

Penn GSE News
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June 7, 2023

Five GSE students and recent graduates were among the twenty-nine members of the Penn community awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for the 2023–24 academic year.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 2, 2023
, The Washington Times

Florida public colleges tag conservative lawmakers as university presidents

Jonathan Zimmerman calls the moves for conservative lawmakers becoming university presidents an “erosion of trust” in higher education to be unbiased.

Damani White-Lewis, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 1, 2023
, Penn GSE Magazine

Studying the Academy from Within

A Q&A with Damani White-Lewis on his research investigating why university faculty still lack racial diversity and how to build pathways towards equity in higher education.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 30, 2023
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

School censorship is not democratic. Speaking up is the solution.

Jonathan Zimmerman criticizes legislation limiting what can be taught about American history.

María Cioè-Peña, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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May 25, 2023

She was selected as one of 25 fellows from a highly competitive pool of early-career scholars.

Peter Eckel, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 23, 2023
, Inside Higher Ed

The Trouble With Strategy

Peter Eckel calls for college leaders to rethink strategic planning to ensure their institution thrives in the face of the pandemic and technological changes.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 18, 2023
, The Philadelphia Citizen

Getting To Graduation, Together

Laura Perna calls an education model where a student wouldn’t be penalized by having out-of-pocket costs and a loan "very attractive."

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 15, 2023
, Chicago Tribune

Jonathan Zimmerman: Do we really want discussion in our schools? Book censorship indicates otherwise.

Jonathan Zimmerman criticizes the censorship of books in school as inhibiting free discussion.

Penn GSE News
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May 15, 2023
Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson stands at a podium flanked on either side by Penn GSE faculty while delivering remarks at the 2023 commencement ceremony.

Education is the most important field in the world, and educators today face more challenges than ever before. That was the message actor Quinta Brunson delivered to one of the largest classes in Penn GSE history during the School’s 2023 commencement ceremony on Saturday morning.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 12, 2023
, UBNow

Racism, mental health conversation stresses ‘need to heal’

As a keynote speaker at the "Racism, Racial Literacy and Mental Health" conversation, Howard Stevenson says you need to heal before you can fight to change racism.

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