Charlotte E. Jacobs , Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 12, 2024
, The New York Times

When Mean Girls Grow Up

Charlotte E. Jacobs suggests that the "mean girl" archetype, often associated with middle- to upper-class white girls, needs reevaluation considering today's more intersectional understanding of girlhood and womanhood, taking into account factors like race, religion, and sexual identity.

Penn GSE News
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January 12, 2024
A group of more than 30 teacher education researchers gathered around large round tables in a conference room listen to one of the attendees speaking into a microphone while the presenters stand at the front.

With national data showing an extreme teacher shortage and difficulties hiring qualified candidates, the December gathering focused on actionable practices to prepare people to enter the teaching profession and succeed.

Peter Eckel, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 10, 2024
, The Hill

College enrollment could take a big hit in 2025. Here’s why.

Peter Eckel suggests the impending decline in U.S. college enrollment is due to a shrinking traditional college-age population, driven by lower birth rates and reduced immigration.

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 10, 2024
, EducationWeek

Teacher Preparation, Explained: Alternative Routes, Enrollment Trends, and More

Richard Ingersoll suggests the main issue in teacher supply is not the quantity produced but the high rate of teachers leaving the profession before retirement.
Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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January 9, 2024

School administrators across the country are facing political challenges they might not have expected when they entered education. Sigal Ben-Porath, MRMJJ Presidential Professor, recently offered advice in School Administrator magazine for how superintendents and other leaders can navigate these pressures.

Penn GSE News
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January 5, 2024
An illustration with a red-and-white circle target on the left. A bunch of squiggly lines, in a variety of colors, begin at the right and combine in the center to form one strong single line that continues into the bullseye of the target.

A new year means a new version of the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, with the 2024 edition announced yesterday by Education Week. Nine researchers from the University of Pennsylvania made the annual 200-member list, which was created by Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to gauge the public impact of ed scholars’ contributions.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 2, 2024
, Forbes

Has The Time For Three-Year College Degrees Finally Arrived?

Robert Zemsky advocates for a new approach to three-year college degrees, which involves fundamentally redesigning undergraduate curricula to reduce the total required credit hours, allowing students to complete their degrees in three years while still enjoying a full college experience.
Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 21, 2023
, San Francisco Chronicle

Stanford AD says ACC move won’t trigger cuts: ‘You have a commitment’

Karen Weaver emphasizes that it is a standard practice for universities to provide financial assistance to their athletic departments, often in the form of low-interest loans. She recognizes the specific financial challenges and considerations Stanford University faces in its transition to the Atlantic Coast Conference, highlighting that such support represents a strategic and calculated decision by the university.
Penn GSE News
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December 21, 2023
A large multicultural group of 27 youth, parents, and other adults pose together in a semicircle, smiling at the camera in a classroom.

The community-based research partnership aims to effect change through community members’ own research into the educational issues they face.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 17, 2023
, Forbes

How To Estimate Your True Cost For A Forbes Top College

Laura Perna criticizes the inaccuracy and lack of availability of college net price calculators, advocating for clearer, more up-to-date tools to help students understand the true costs of higher education.
Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 7, 2023
, The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC)

‘What is happening in Florida will not stay in Florida.’ Are NC colleges next?

Sigal Ben-Porath views the changes in higher education regulation in states like Florida and North Carolina as primarily driven by Republican goals and visions for the sector, indicating a significant shift in how public higher education is being managed and regulated.

Linda M. Pheng, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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December 7, 2023

Pheng recently received the 2023 AESA Taylor & Francis Educational Studies Award for the Best Paper of the Year.

Penn GSE News
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December 4, 2023
Dean Katharine Strunk, from left, Noémie Le Pertel, Benoit Dubé, and Ariane Thomas are pictured after their Homecoming panel

Benoit Dubé, Noémie Le Pertel, GRD’21, and Ariane Thomas discuss mental health across the learning lifespan with Dean Katharine Strunk.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 2, 2023
, Deccan Chronicle

GradRight Pledges Affordable Access to Top Global Universities for Indian Students

Dr. Laura Perna acknowledged GradRight's initiative as a significant solution to the challenges of access, affordability, and inclusivity faced by Indian students seeking higher education abroad.

Penn GSE News
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December 1, 2023
Two people looking at a computer screen.

Hiring tips from Penn GSE’s Damani White-Lewis

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