Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 21, 2020
, The Conversation

Perna, L.W., & Wright-Kim, J (2020, February 21). Federal Pell Grants help pay for college-but are they enough to help students finish.

Laura Perna and Jeremy Wright-Kim write that more needs to be done to improve graduation rates at the colleges where many Pell recipients enroll.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 20, 2020
, Research Minutes Educational Research and Policy Podcast

Understanding the costs of college. Research Minutes: Educational Research and Policy Podcast

Laura Perna joins CPRE Executive Director Jonathan Supovitz to discuss her team’s study on Net Price Calculators and some important implications for higher education policymakers and college officials.

Penn GSE News
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February 17, 2020
Krystal Strong testifies to the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee

Strong said African students are “learning what it means to be a citizen, developing political identities, and learning the extent to which their governments and societies will support them.”

Caroline L. Watts, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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February 15, 2020

Caroline Watts has received a grant award from the Neubauer Family Foundation to support the Office of School and Community Engagement (OSCE) through the hire of a Research Coordinator. The Research Coordinator will increase the capacity of the OSCE by responding to data requests, enabling the OSCE to continue to build external relationships within the community and deepen its impact.

Penn GSE News
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February 14, 2020
Past McGraw Prize in Education winners, from left, Sarita Brown, Alberto Carvalho, Christine Cunningham, and Chris Lehmann, discuss sustaining innovation in education with Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman.

In announcing the McGraw Prize in Education’s new home at Penn GSE, four past winners talked about what it takes to create and sustain innovation.

Press Releases
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February 13, 2020
Nominations are now open for the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education to recognize outstanding achievement in pre-K-12 education, higher education, and learning science research.
Abby Reisman, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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February 12, 2020

Abby Reisman has been awarded $49,994 from the University Research Foundation for the study "Investigating a Virtual Instruction Coaching Model for Philadelphia History Teachers." The study will pair Philadelphia teachers with instructional coaches from different states for coaching focused on document-based history instruction and will investigate whether this model provides teachers with valuable professional development experience.

Rebecca A. Maynard, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 11, 2020
, Government Executive

The Evidence-Based Policy Revolution Waiting to Happen

Policymakers will struggle to implement meaningful changes in education unless they ask if a solution is cost effective, writes Rebecca Maynard.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 10, 2020
, Academe blog

College affordability and the needs of working students

Laura Perna writes that more must be done to recognize the extent to which college students are working and take actions that minimize the harm, and maximize the benefits, of student employment.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 3, 2020
, The Wall Street Journal

Is It Fair to Award Scholarships Based on the SAT?

Laura Perna says "exams increase inequality when you look at who is getting access to aid."

Penn GSE News
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January 30, 2020
Shiyu Sun, a Penn GSE counseling student, and Philadelphia middle schooler Ciani Patton-Collins laugh together during a mentoring session.

Penn GSE’s Michael Nakkula and Andy Danilchick are at the forefront of research into possibility development, an emerging field in the study of human development.

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 27, 2020
, The Hechinger Report

Reframing ed tech to save teachers time and reduce workloads

Ryan Baker discusses AI technology and some of the shortcomings of existing technologies that are available to teachers.

Wooden blocks shaped like a lightbulb inside the outline of a human profile
Penn GSE News
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January 23, 2020

Locally and nationally, Penn GSE Education Entrepreneurship alumni are innovating at all levels of education, both within and beyond the classroom.

Penn GSE News
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January 21, 2020
Penn President Amy Gutmann and professor Robert Zemsky talk on a stage.

President Amy Gutmann and Graduate School of Education scholar Robert Zemsky took part in a “fireside chat” at this year’s Higher Education Leadership Conference at Penn, which also awarded Gutmann the Zemsky Medal.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 19, 2020
, WDRB-TV Online

Kentuckiana teachers navigate political minefield to bring impeachment into classrooms

Sigal Ben-Porath explains that providing historical context and a comfortable environment to discuss weighty topics like impeachment can help students become more civic-minded.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 18, 2020
, The Philadelphia Tribune Online

Kenney calls for tuition-free community college in Philadelphia, but details remain vague

Laura Perna pointed out that for low-income students, the barriers to attending and completing community college go beyond tuition and fees. Those auxiliary costs include housing, food, transportation and childcare, among other things.

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