Peter Eckel, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 2, 2020
, Inside Higher Education

Colleges Can Help Win the War Against COVID-19

Peter Eckel and Turab Rizvi write that higher education institutions are well positioned to lead efforts beyond campus borders by advancing experts and their expertise, sharing excess capacity, and supporting community needs.

Penn GSE News
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March 31, 2020
A family crowds around a dining room table working on homework.

Give each other space. Create norms. And remember, you can play ping-pong on your dining room table.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 31, 2020
, The Chronicle of Higher Education

The bailout is just the start: Why higher ed needs to build a sustainable model

Robert Zemsky said that “dislodging events,” such as COVID-19, can force needed changes in education. 

Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 27, 2020
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

College sports will be hit hard, and will not be the same economically after the coronavirus

Karen Weaver talks through the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic on college athletics departments.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
March 26, 2020
, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Will Coronavirus Close Your College for Good?

For 20 percent of institutions, this may be an existential moment, says Robert Zemsky.

Alan R. Ruby, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
March 25, 2020
, Education World Online

QS IGAUGE: COVID-19, second wind for higher education in India

Alan Ruby said, “There will be a deterrent effect, especially on international students. The choice of destination for study abroad is influenced by perceptions about personal safety. The virus, and the response to it, is a reminder that health services and hygiene standards are not what some students are familiar with.”

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 20, 2020
, Education Week Online

When Schools Shut Down, We All Lose

Jonathan Zimmerman writes, “Schools are always implicated in national crises, always,” pointing to schools’ role selling war bonds during World War I and cultivating victory gardens in World War II. “But in prior crises, they were engaged in the struggle, because it was a struggle against a human enemy rather than a biological one. This is a struggle against a biological one that requires schools not to step up, but to stand down.”

Abby Reisman, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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March 15, 2020

Abby Reisman is part of a research team with the SERP Institute that has been awarded the Lyle Spencer Award, a $1,000,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation. The study, called “Academically Productive Talk: Strengthening the Infrastructure for Research and Practice” is being led by co-principal investigators Catherine Snow and Suzanne Donovan. The team will create a video database and instrument-sharing site to promote situated research on classroom talk capable of directly informing classroom practice. They will also conduct research on what makes classroom talk academically productive, and provide annotated video resources for teachers and teacher educators that will support the development of teacher expertise in talk based pedagogy.

Betsy R. Rymes, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 11, 2020
, Diggit Magazine

Diggit profile: Betsy Rymes on citizen sociolinguistics

Betsy Rymes discusses “citizen sociolinguistics,” an innovation in which online data are extensively used as evidence of how language and language usage are being understood and made meaningful socially.

Penn GSE News
 | 
March 10, 2020
Sophie Rosenfeld, professor of history in the School of Arts and Sciences, left, and Sigal Ben-Porath, professor of education in the Graduate School of Education.

Sigal Ben-Porath joined Penn history professor Sophie Rosenfeld to discuss climate change, vaping, and finding the truth on a new Penn podcast.

Penn GSE News
 | 
March 6, 2020
A child sits at a computer working on an online learning exercise.

We asked online education expert Ryan Baker what school leaders and parents should be thinking about it. His advice: be flexible — and don’t discount library books.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
March 6, 2020
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuition-free community college will make Philly stronger

The city needs more college graduates. Laura Perna argues a Kenney Administration proposal that includes scholarships and supports would put Philadelphia on track. 

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
March 4, 2020
, Rewire

Why new teachers are burning out early

Richard Ingersoll weighed in on teacher burnout, which has worsened in recent years. “A lot of it boils down to working conditions,” he said.

Penn GSE News
 | 
February 27, 2020
Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman talks with students in her class.

Writing in Phi Delta Kappan, Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman makes the case for creating a common language and set of practices to define professional teaching.

Abby Reisman, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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February 22, 2020

Abby Reisman has been awarded $2,464,087 from the James S. McDonnell Foundation for the study “The Development of Novice Teachers’ Role-Identities as Discussion Facilitators in Social Studies Classrooms.” With collaborators from Temple University, Reisman will follow two cohorts of social studies teacher candidates from two preservice certification programs into their first 2 years of teaching in Philadelphia. Using mixed methods, the project aims to generate a rich and contextualized developmental portrait of teacher learning centered on discussion facilitation. The products of this work will include an online repository of teacher-annotated videos of social studies discussion to be used in teacher-led professional development.

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