Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 15, 2019
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Go to college for free - yes, free - at these Pa. and N.J. schools

Laura Perna’s College Promise program is cited as a resource that helps consumers track free and highly subsidized college in the U.S.

L. Michael Golden, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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July 10, 2019

The event, co-sponsored by Getting Smart and the International Society for Technology in Education, brought together educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers, and students on June 23 for a conversation exploring the future of work and learning.

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 10, 2019
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Disney cast the Little Mermaid as a black woman. Why that unnerved some is the same reason others rejoiced

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas discussed the casting of a black woman as Ariel in the upcoming “Little Mermaid” remake. “Whether it’s seeing people of color traveling faster than the speed of light, or as superheroes, dragons, or even mermaids, when we see ourselves in these roles, even as kids we believe we can do anything,” she said. “These images shape our minds on a subconscious level.”

Shuai (Michelle) Shen
Penn GSE News
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July 9, 2019

Shuai (Michelle) Shen, GED’08, works for the Penn Literacy Network (PLN) at Penn GSE to bring practical, evidence-based professional development to teachers in China and beyond.

Penn GSE News
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July 5, 2019

Language teachers from around the country spent four days at Penn GSE learning the approach that gives teachers and children ‘a common language.’

Joni Finney, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 24, 2019
, The New York Times

Bernie Sanders unveils education plan to eliminate student loan debt

Joni E. Finney said presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s plan to eliminate student loan debt “doesn’t match the complexity of the cost education problem.”

Sharon Wolf, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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June 20, 2019

Sharon Wolf received an NAED/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship to further her research of early childhood education in sub-Saharan Africa.

Harris Sokoloff, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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June 12, 2019

At an anniversary celebration, Director Harris Sokoloff was honored as “the heart, the soul, the spirit, and the engine of this vital and vibrant network of educators.”

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 11, 2019
, EdWeek

Teachers push for books with more diversity, fewer stereotypes

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is quoted on historical and present-day patterns in the literary representations of people of color that are accessible to students in classroom libraries.

Penn GSE News
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May 30, 2019
Jax Lastinger receives an award.

Jax Lastinger received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Promoting Diversity and Inclusion.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 30, 2019
, EdWeek

Where the presidential candidates went to school

Jonathan Zimmerman comments on 2020 presidential candidates' educational backgrounds and what history reveals about how experience with public schooling relates to policymaking.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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May 30, 2019

Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor in the division of Higher Education, was appointed to serve as part of a new Gates Foundation commission, the Commission on the Value of Postsecondary Education. This new national research group will “examine what we are learning about the value of postsecondary education and offer recommendations about how to define and measure that value.”

Matthew Hartley, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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May 30, 2019

Matthew Hartley, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, was nominated by Nazarbayev University’s graduate school of education for a national award in Kazakhstan. The award was presented at a meeting in Cambridge, England by Nazarbayev University GSE’s dean Aida Sagintayeva, “for contributions to the development of research (science) for the Republic of Kazakhstan” based on NU’s and Penn GSE’s joint research in education.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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May 29, 2019

The Heterodox Academy gave the Penn GSE education historian its 2019 Leadership Award.

Joni Finney, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 29, 2019
, AARP

Saddled with debt, recent grads can't save

Joni Finney speaks about the role colleges and universities have played in the national student loan debt crisis by increasing tuition rates and failing to clearly explain the costs of attendance.

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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May 22, 2019

On the Office Hours podcast, Thomas remembers what it was like the first time she read Harry Potter, and how that sparked her investigations of race in children’s literature.

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