Penn GSE News
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May 1, 2020
A graphic featuring the books on Rabani Garg's list.

Penn GSE doctoral student Rabani Garg has created a list that showcases ‘the diversity of Muslim life across the world’.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 1, 2020
, The Washington Post Online

College students want answers about fall, but schools may not have them for months

Robert Zemsky said, “It’s revenue pressure, and the sense that ‘if we’re the one that doesn’t open, we lose our share of the market permanently.’”

Penn GSE News
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April 30, 2020
Jasmine Blanks Jones works with a student artist at B4 Youth Theater.

When Ebola hit Liberia, Penn GSE student Jasmine Blanks Jones’ youth theater company took on conspiracy theories and a lack of trust in the government. If that sounds familiar, she has ideas for improving messaging during the pandemic.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 30, 2020
, The Wall Street Journal

Coronavirus pushes colleges to the breaking point, forcing ‘hard choices’ about education

In his book The College Stress Test, Robert Zemsky predicted that 10% of private, liberal arts colleges in the U.S. were likely to close within the next five years. Now, with the pandemic’s damaging effects on school finances, his prediction has changed to 200 schools in the next year alone. 

Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 30, 2020
, The Athletic

With football in flux, how Michigan could weather a financial downturn

Karen Weaver discussed some issues that colleges athletics programs are facing during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 28, 2020
, ABC News Online

Coronavirus pandemic brings staggering losses to colleges and universities

Robert Zemsky, in his new book, The College Stress Test, estimates that 10 percent of the nation’s colleges – smaller schools with poor retention rates – were already at risk of closing. Now, he said, “we think another 10 percent is at risk because of the virus.”

Penn GSE News
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April 22, 2020
Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher in a classroom.

In the debut of her Parent Scoop podcast, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher discusses the most important things parents and kids can do while they are stuck at home.

Zachary Herrmann, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 22, 2020
, Edutopia

4 Guiding Questions for Effective Remote Collaboration

"Teamwork has traditionally played a critical role in schools, and while many of us find ourselves physically isolated, our collaborative work with one another may be more important now than ever," Zachary Herrmann writes.

Penn GSE News
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April 16, 2020
Sharon Wolf talks with a student in her office.

‘This pandemic is going to have consequences for children,’ Wolf says.

Jonathan A. Supovitz, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 16, 2020
, The New York Times

Students might have to take college admissions tests at home this fall

“That’s a big privacy issue, both to lock down your computer and to put some kind of client on your computer to be able to do that," Jonathan Supovitz said.

Marsha Richardson, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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April 15, 2020

Marsha Richardson, Senior Lecturer, was selected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in collaboration with Bloomsburg University's McDowell Institute, to become trained as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer. The organization is aiming to certify early career educators and pre-service students in YMHFA, in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s mandates to include trauma-informed pedagogy in training curricula.

Awards & Honors
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April 15, 2020

Associated Professor Manuel S. González Canché, Professor of Practice Joni Finney, GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education Laura W. Perna, and colleagues from Research for Action, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association were awarded a grant from the American Education Research Association. The grant will fund the first national research conference on performance- and outcomes-based funding in higher education, called “Performance Funding in Higher Education: Connecting Forty Years of Policy, Research, and Practice,” along with the first edited book on the topic.

Amy Stornaiuolo, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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April 15, 2020

Amy Stornaiuolo has been awarded $2.49 million from the McDonnel Foundation for her project, “Facilitating Digital Discourse: Teachers as Learners in a Digital Age.” In the project, Stornaiuolo and her team will examine how secondary English teachers learn to facilitate digital discourse in their classrooms, specifically focusing on online discussions. Stornaiuolo will work with Penn GSE's Ebony Elizabeth Thomas as well as colleagues at the National Writing Project, the Philadelphia Writing Project, the Denver Writing Project, the Institute of Cognitive Science, and Stanford University to execute the research.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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April 15, 2020

Howard Stevenson has been awarded $60,000 from Temple University to support the Racial Empowerment Collaborative in its implementation of the Preventing Long-term Anger and Aggression in Youth (PLAAY) intervention. The PLAAY intervention integrates physical activity and culturally responsive group therapy to help youth with managing the stress of in-the-moment, face-to-face oppression related to race, gender, and disabilities, and help them make healthy decisions during those conflicts. This is a collaborative effort with Dr. Sally Gould-Taylor, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Evaluation and Research in the Institute on Disabilities, at Temple University; Jason Javier-Watson, Ed.D., from the St. Francis Catholic High School, Sacramento, CA; and Dr. Kelsey Jones, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, Health, and Human Services at the California State University San Marcos.

Manuel S. González Canché, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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April 15, 2020

Manuel González Canché has received $35,000 from the American Educational Research Association to host the conference "Performance Funding in Higher Education: Connecting 40 Years of Policy, Research, & Practice" at Penn GSE. The conference is designed to stimulate production of a set of scholarly papers that collectively address research-based knowledge on performance funding policies and to bridge gaps in policy, research, and practice by creating a forum for dialogue and exploration.

Penn GSE News
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April 8, 2020
Project SHIELD co-founders Evan Weinstein, Michael Wong, Tiffany Yau, and John Gamba.

Backed by individual donors and volunteers, Project SHIELDS aims to deliver 100,000 shields in the coming months.

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