Mitchel Resnick headshot
Penn GSE News
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December 1, 2021

2011 McGraw Prize winner, Mitchel Resnick is the head of the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab. His team is known for the work it has done to innovate media-based learning, such as developing the computer programming language known as Scratch, the world’s largest free coding community designed specifically for kids, which makes coding accessible for children and enables them to create their own stories, games and animations while fostering creativity, systematic reasoning and collaboration.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 19, 2021
, USA Today

Biden's free college plan never happened. Are debt-free degrees the answer to student loan crisis?

Laura Perna spoke about how so-called College Promise Programs that reduce the costs of attending college may encourage more students to enroll — but cautioned a number may still be deterred by fears of hidden costs.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 19, 2021
, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ohio State U. Unveils a Plan for All Students to Graduate Debt-Free

Laura Perna discussed how the challenges of  constructing debt-free degree programs may be daunting for colleges, but the ends justify the means: The programs create a more socioeconomically diverse student body, to the benefit of everyone.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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November 17, 2021

Penn GSE’s Robert Zemsky, an expert on higher education, is leading a new project called “College in 3” to explore the feasibility of creating intentional three-year degree programs.

Penn GSE News
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November 12, 2021
Two people talking

Legacy of pioneering Civil Rights and education activist Bob Moses was the focus of schoolwide conversations at Penn GSE’s 2nd annual One Book, One GSE event, where students, faculty and staff discussed Moses’ book Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 9, 2021
, The Hill

Telling the truth about critical race theory

Jonathan Zimmerman asked, “Can we be honest about critical race theory (CRT)?” He argues the topic has become highly politicized. To confront biases, one must share different versions of America with students and allow them to use critical thinking skills to confront conflicting truths and weigh opposing arguments.

Penn GSE News
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November 5, 2021
Courtney Cogburn at podium

In the 2021 Constance E. Clayton lecture, Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn points to the critical need to imagine Black futures in the metaverse and describes her work on an immersive virtual reality experience in which viewers become a Black male encountering racism.

Penn GSE News
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November 3, 2021
Michael Golden, Pam Grossman, Suzanne McGraw, and Harold McGraw III posing for photo

Considered one of education’s top honors, the McGraw Prize this year recognizes Drs. Douglas and Lynn Fuchs, Richard Baraniuk and Carol D. Lee for their innovative work improving the lives of students.

Sarita E. Brown headshot
Penn GSE News
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November 2, 2021

2009 McGraw Prize winner, Sarita E. Brown, co-founded Excelencia in Education in 2004 to accelerate Latino student success in higher education by identifying, analyzing and disseminating information on effective higher education practices that highlight problems and solutions facing Latino students.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
Sharon Wolf

In a new study, Penn GSE’s Sharon Wolf documents in detail how inequalities impacted learning in Ghana during the pandemic and shares how that could inform any nation’s approach to instruction this fall.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
A free-hand digital illustration of a clenched fist containing a bright, red-colored heart. Text says “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

Penn GSE alumni in educational leadership roles are at the forefront of organizations’ efforts towards advocacy, overcoming barriers, creating paths to success, celebrating differences, and more.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
A black and white photo of Betty Deane from 1987 is next to a translucent image of the Graduate School of Education building. Text on the image reads “Penn GSE Remembers Betty Deane.”

The Penn GSE community mourns the loss of longtime staff member Betty Deane, who served an extraordinary tenure of more than five decades at the School.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
Profile shot shows Dr. Roberto Gonzales with hands crossed and looking over his right shoulder, against a gradient backdrop with blue and red color tones. White text on the image reads, “Immigration, Education, and Coming of Age.”]

The first Penn Integrates Knowledge professor to hold an appointment at Penn GSE, Dr. Roberto Gonzales discusses the journey that led to his research on immigrant populations and envisions next steps in his new role.

Penn GSE News
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October 28, 2021
A view behind several students in a classroom, each with a raised hand. Text reads “Multiple Pathways to Excellence.”

Recent graduates of Penn GSE’s three teacher education master’s programs are implementing what they’ve learned, showing a deep commitment to their students’ futures as they teach mathematics, English, and science.

Penn GSE News
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October 21, 2021
Teachers work on a project-based learning project

In an op-ed in EdWeek, Penn GSE’s Dean Pam Grossman, Zachary Herrmann, and Sarah Schneider Kavanagh write that incorporating project-based learning is just like running: start a little at a time.

Penn GSE News
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October 19, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania’s IES predoctoral training program, led by Penn GSE’s Brooks Bowden and Rebecca Maynard, has announced this year’s nine awardees.

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