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.” 

Press Releases
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June 25, 2020
Higher education experts call on state governors to form taskforces to reorient higher education coming out of the current crisis
Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 20, 2020
, LA Times

Mid-major conferences brace for inevitable cuts in sports budgets because of pandemic

Karen Weaver discussed how enrollment totals may impact sports budgets for colleges and universities.

Sharon M. Ravitch, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 17, 2020
, Learning Revolution: Reinventing School

Learning and Teaching Hope

Sharon Ravitch joined a filmmaker and a pediatrician as guest speakers on the Reinventing School podcast in which they explored the many aspects of hope in the midst of challenging times.

Penn GSE News
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June 15, 2020
Briana Nichols, left, and Jessica Peng, right, have both received prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships.

Higher Education assistant professor Amalia Dache received an NAED/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Penn GSE News
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June 12, 2020
Daris McInnis, left, reading to pre-kindergarten students in Washington, DC, and right, serving in the Army.

‘I was more terrified to teach small kids than to join the Army. I did it, and it was the best experience of my life.’

Penn GSE News
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June 11, 2020
Aaron Gerwer, left, will be the next principal at the Henry C. Lea Elementary School. Lauren Overton, right, will lead Penn Alexander.

Aaron Gerwer will be the new leader at Lea and Lauren Overton will head Penn Alexander. Penn GSE has partnerships with both K-8 schools.

Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 11, 2020
, KWY News Radio

Big questions about COVID-19 and athletics before college sports come back

Karen Weaver discussed the college sports landscape and the big questions universities and athletics programs are tackling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 10, 2020
, Huffington Post

White parents, want to raise anti-racist kids? Be mindful of your actions

Howard Stevenson spoke about how parents can best address race with children. “They’re listening to you, but they’re also watching how you say it,” he said. 

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 9, 2020
, Vox

How to talk to kids about racism, explained by a psychologist

Howard Stevenson spoke with Vox about how parents can teach their children about racism. He explained that simply being a good person is not enough. To teach their children, parents need to understand how racism works and how to fight it.

Penn GSE News
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June 8, 2020
Marsha Richardson, right, leads a discussion at Penn GSE in 2019.

Leading an EDTECH WEEK Masterclass, Marsha Richardson said educators need to take care of their own wellness needs, as well as those of their students.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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June 6, 2020
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

When police kill black people, the whole community suffers. Experts offer coping strategies.

Howard Stevenson said, “We underestimate the negative effects of swallowing our feelings during racial moments. Research is showing more and more that if we don’t manage racial stress and trauma, it comes out in our health and bodies and sleep.” To make progress, people need to start having hard conversations about race to improve racial literacy — the ability to read, recast, and resolve a racially stressful moment. 

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 5, 2020
, The Washington Post

‘Racist’ and ‘culturally offensive’ images pulled from hugely popular trading card game

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas said racist imagery and tropes in popular media can reinforce negative attitudes about people of color.  

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 4, 2020
, USA Today

Kids need to talk about George Floyd, protests and racism. With coronavirus school closures, it's hard to do.

Howard Stevenson said, "Teachers can be incredibly powerful in teaching young people to engage in these conversations rather than avoid them."

Press Releases
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June 2, 2020
"I am concerned that too many in this nation are still ignorant, potentially willfully ignorant, as to why unrest is happening."
Penn GSE News
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May 28, 2020
Pennsylvania mail-in ballots for the 2020 primary election.

When the COVID-19 pandemic shifted Rand Quinn’s class online this spring, his students decided their main project should change too.

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