Penn GSE News
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March 11, 2022
Rina Madhani showing a package of books to a small child.

Struck by her own experience as an educator, Penn GSE alum Rina Madhani is helping promote childhood literacy in the underserved communities of the Bronx through a growing nonprofit.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 10, 2022
, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Teaching Still Gets No Respect in Doctoral Training

Jonathan Zimmerman speaks about how teaching has been ignored until recently because “it has never been professionalized.” He says research has received more attention while teaching has gotten less, and suggests four guidelines for those considering peer review of teaching.

Michael A. Gottfried, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 8, 2022
, Yahoo!News

Student ‘Mental Health Days’ Catching On In More States

Michael Gottfried speaks about mental health absences in schools. Unexcused absences can lead to truancy, get kids into trouble, get parents into trouble, and can lead to juvenile justice outcomes, he says. Schools need to keep careful track of students who take repeated mental health days.

Penn GSE News
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March 8, 2022
Cracked pavement with the Ukrainian and Russian flags painted on.

Penn GSE doctoral student Lightning P. Jay talked with Tech & Learning about ways educators can engage in this difficult but worthwhile conversation with their students.

Jonathan A. Supovitz, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 4, 2022
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Scores on Pa. standardized tests fell in 2021, but many students didn’t take them

Jonathan Supovitz comments on the drop in Pennsylvania students’ standardized testing scores. Given the pandemic and the challenges of virtual learning, Supovitz says the scores are “not surprising, and it is also entirely consistent with other places in the country.”

Penn GSE News
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March 4, 2022
Students raising their hands in a classroom.

The Penn GSE Magazine takes a look at the three master's programs in teacher education at Penn GSE — and the stories of three of its students, each on their own journey.

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 2, 2022
, Penn Today

Six takeaways from two years of online learning

Ryan Baker shares some best practices and which practices to avoid after two years of virtual learning. Virtual learning should focus on ensuring that students experience as little disruption to their education as possible. The key to that is creating a discourse around the use of technology.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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March 1, 2022
, TestBright

What Is a Net Price Calculator?

Laura Perna speaks about net price calculators and their implications in college admissions. The three buckets that matter for college opportunity are financial aid, academic readiness, and information, she says. Net price calculators are an “important mechanism to help people understand really early on in the process ideally, how much it will actually cost.”

Penn GSE News
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March 1, 2022
Abdulrahman Bindamnan smiling in a suit

Halfway around the world from home, a Penn GSE alum discovered a passion for writing — and teaching other non-native English writers.

Marsha Richardson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 25, 2022
, Penn Today

Six tips to help explain the realities of war to children

Marsha Richardson discusses how to explain the realities of war to children. “When it comes to issues like this, sometimes we can find it hard to connect the dots between a child’s behavior and the events unfolding in the world around them,” she says. “This is about being in tune with and understanding, developmentally, the ways in which these stressful situations might manifest for children.”

Penn GSE News
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February 21, 2022
Classroom discussion

Through a strategic and mutually beneficial partnership, the Jacobs Foundation and Penn GSE will advance a shared belief in the transformative power of education.

Penn GSE News
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February 18, 2022
A student participating in a class discussion.

Designed to level the playing field and create a more diverse pool of leaders for Philadelphia schools, the Pathway to Leadership Program will see its first students this summer.

Penn GSE News
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February 14, 2022
Four Penn GSE alumni working to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion

Four Penn GSE alumni describe how they are striving to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their roles at a education nonprofit, a middle school, a state university, and a tech company

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 11, 2022
, The Christian Science Monitor

‘If you want my advice, don’t take my advice.’ When the host isn’t an expert.

Sigal Ben-Porath speaks about how information spreads outside conventional news sources. “You have a really open [media] landscape where people like Joe Rogan can hustle,” she says. “The incentive structure is built around rage rather than thoughtful engagement. At the same time, society’s values are changing. Societies are not like atomic clocks. We change and evolve over time.”

Penn GSE News
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February 8, 2022
Pam Grossman speaking at a podium

The meeting featured high-level findings from four research studies and a thorough discussion of Penn GSE’s educational framework for practice-based learning.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 7, 2022
, KNXV-PHX (ABC) – ABC15 News at 6PM

Redefining Mental Health in Black Communities around the U.S.

Howard Stevenson on the impact of trauma on Black communities nationwide: “We found that if there has been a police shooting in that neighborhood that a lot of people in the community will experience trauma…Witnessing oppression has an impact on everybody.”

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