Penn GSE News
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July 30, 2020
Nkemka Anyiwo, a postdoctoral fellow at Penn GSE’s Racial Empowerment Collaborative

Nkemka Anyiwo, a postdoctoral fellow at Penn GSE’s Racial Empowerment Collaborative, recently told CNN the longtime use of lowercasing the word can ‘operate as an implicit form of racial messaging.’

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 27, 2020
, Newsday

Wanted: A Civilian Coronavirus Corps

Jonathan Zimmerman advocated for a program that would enlist college students and other young adults to support school-aged children with online learning and extracurricular activities in exchange for a small stipend during the pandemic.  

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 22, 2020
, EdSurge

Report: One of the biggest obstacles too remote learning? Finding a quiet place to work

Ryan Baker led a team that analyzed the results of a survey about the challenges of remote learning. “School districts’ IT were never prepared for this to happen,” Baker said. 

Penn GSE News
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July 21, 2020
Catalyst @ Penn GSE Executive Director Michael Golden, left, and John Gamba, Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Director of Innovative Programs at Catalyst.

Lessons on what education might look like in the fall, the value in remote networking, and why conferences might look different in the future.

Penn GSE News
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July 17, 2020
A boardroom with two empty large leather chairs in front of bookcases.

Peter Eckel, an expert on higher education management governance, warns that due to the pandemic, higher education may face a shortage of leadership.

Penn GSE News
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July 16, 2020
Penn GSE's Howard Stevenson

Howard Stevenson is an expert on racial literacy. Here’s what people have asked him this summer.

Diane Waff, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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July 15, 2020

The Philadelphia Writing Project, directed by Dianne Waff, received $20,000 to fund a yearlong initiative “Supporting and Sustaining Teachers’ Writing, Learning, and Leading Through Teaching with Primary Sources,” designed to deepen and extend practitioners’ classroom inquiries using primary sources and to further develop their capacities as literacy leaders. The grant will support two summer institutes for teachers with school-year follow up.

Press Releases
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July 8, 2020
Caroline Watts and Marsha Richardson say re-opening schools and supporting the mental health of both students and school staff is not an either/or issue.
Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 4, 2020
, NBC News

Black students experience trauma from racist incidents at school, experts say

Howard Stevenson said Black students often are denied a sense of belonging in private school environments. When combined with experiences of racism, this can affect these students’ long-term mental health.  

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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July 1, 2020

Dr. Laura Perna received $25,000 from the Association for Institutional Research to support the work of Chad Losee, a doctoral student in the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education program. Losee's project explores understanding access to top-ranked graduate programs as important given their role in income and social stratification patterns in society. This study aims to help explain why certain groups such as women, lower SES individuals, and underrepresented minorities apply to top-ranked MBA programs at lower rates. The analysis aims to uncover key barriers faced by certain groups and inform admissions offices and policy leaders about ways they can foster greater access to top-ranked graduate schools.

Press Releases
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June 30, 2020
The 28 semifinalists companies are focused on issues including social emotional learning, global citizenship, and combatting racism in schools.
Ed Brockenbrough, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 27, 2020
, Reuters

LGBT+ marches from London to New York call for end to racism

Ed Brockenbrough said Pride organizers’ efforts to promote the Black Lives Matter movement don’t go far enough to address racism in the LGBTQ community. "Activism in Black and brown queer communities has been happening for a long time without full buy-in from white gatekeepers of queer resources," he said. 

Joni Finney, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 26, 2020
, Inside Higher Ed

Report: Focus funding on colleges best able to help unemployed

Joni Finney and colleagues wrote a report calling on U.S. governors to develop a long-term higher education strategy that stimulates the economy and restructures how colleges are funded.  

Valarie E. Swain-Cade McCoullum, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 25, 2020
, Fox29 (Philadelphia)

Rising high school seniors invited to apply UPenn's summer prep program

Vice Provost for Student Engagement Valarie Swain-Cade McCollum was interviewed about Penn’s summer program for rising high school seniors.  

Peter Eckel, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 25, 2020
, PBS NewsHour

How COVID-19 has made some colleges question the academic calendar

Peter Eckel said the pandemic has given colleges a chance to reevaluate their summer offerings and other scheduling matters. “The pandemic has raised a lot of questions about long-held traditions about how to deliver higher education,” he said. “The academic calendar is one of them.” 

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