Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 18, 2022
, The Hill, Opinion

You can't teach what you don't know

Jonathan Zimmerman posed tough questions about who will instruct students about the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Most of our history teachers, he says, are not adequately educated for that task.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 14, 2022
, The Washington Post

Texas community college group aims to help students beyond the classroom

Laura Perna said that applying for financial aid can be complicated for students. However, the Alamo Promise program, which provides students in Texas with free tuition and additional services, sends “a clear message with no fine print,” she said.

Joni Finney, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 12, 2022
, Inside Higher Ed

Perceptions of affordability

Joni Finney spoke about the impact of rising college costs on low-income families, saying, “For these families the high cost of college is not a perception but a reality that they must deal with.”

Penn GSE News
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January 11, 2022
A logo made of dark blue, light blue, and bright red blocks appears against a dark blue background. The logo reads, “Extraordinary Impact: The Campaign for Penn GSE.”

Penn GSE exceeded the largest fundraising goal in its history, dramatically increasing support for priorities across the School.

Penn GSE News
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January 11, 2022
Caroline Watts speaks at a panel event about mental health in student populations.

Speaking to an audience of Penn GSE alumni and friends, three mental health professionals shared ways in which they’re responding to students’ mental health during transitional times.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 9, 2022
, Dallas Morning News

How about a domestic sister cities program, so that Americans can get to know one another

Jonathan Zimmerman proposed a domestic sister city program to alleviate partisan divisions and remind Americans of their commonalities.

Penn GSE News
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January 6, 2022
Nichols with a group of young women who participated in a weekly collaborative workshop with her

While migration research tends to focus on migrants and the countries that receive them, Briana Nichols, a joint doctoral candidate in Education, Culture, and Society, and Anthropology, chose to focus her research on the community members who are fighting to stay.

Nicole Mittenfelner Carl, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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December 17, 2021

The online master’s program will explore inequity, social justice, and education policy at a pace designed to accommodate the busy schedules of full-time educators.

Penn GSE News
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December 17, 2021
Students collaborating cheerfully on a project

A transformational new scholarship at Penn GSE will provide significant funding to diversify the nation’s pipeline of teachers and educational leaders and propel work that benefits marginalized populations.

Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 14, 2021
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn students and staff rally to help preserve affordable housing for West Philadelphia residents

Krystal Strong protested on campus with students and faculty and members of the surrounding community to stop the sale of subsidized rental units and the displacement of Black and poor Philadelphians in University City.

Penn GSE News
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December 7, 2021
John Fantuzzo

Penn GSE’s John Fantuzzo discussed the potential issues of the legislation’s lack of roadmap — and how it could serve to make some existing problems worse — with Vox.

Penn GSE News
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December 2, 2021
Four tiled images include a professor speaking in front of a blackboard, Independence Hall against a clear sky, a white graphic illustration of the map of USA against a dark blue background, and protestors creating human rights signs. A large red block in the center reads “Education and Democracy.”

As a complex era fuels urgent questions about the state of American democracy, faculty and students at Penn GSE are examining key issues of freedom, voice, and dialogue while helping foster respectful discussion within the classroom and beyond.

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