Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 22, 2021
, The Delaware College Scholars Podcast

The Delaware College Scholars Podcast: Dr. Laura Perna

Laura Perna talks about her research, issues of college access, affordability and success for first-generation, under-resourced students and why she has dedicated her life to this specific research.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 19, 2021
, The Pennsylvania Gazette

The History Wars

Jonathan Zimmerman talks about his latest book and the state of education in the U.S. In addition to failing to teach people how to distinguish information from disinformation, the education system hasn’t taught them to engage across differences, Zimmerman says. “The only institution that has even a chance of intervening in that,” he says, “is a school.”

Penn GSE News
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February 18, 2021
2020 McGraw Prize in Education winners, from left, Estela Mara Bensimon, Michelene (Micki) Chi, and Joseph S. Krajcik .

Nominations for the 2021 McGraw Prizes in Education are open through April 15.

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 15, 2021
, Inside Higher Ed

Setting the Bar Higher

Richard Ingersoll said that admission standards for elementary teaching programs are already low, certainly compared to other professions such as medicine and law. The solution presented to address shortages in the national teacher workforce has been to “widen the gate and lower the bar,” but lowering academic standards “any further doesn’t make much sense,” Ingersoll said.

Penn GSE News
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February 12, 2021
Jasmine Blanks Jones works with a student artist at B4 Youth Theater.

GSE students are making a difference with their work around the world.

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 8, 2021
, The Washington Post Magazine

The Redemption of Mohammed Khalid

Ameena Ghaffar Kucher interviewed Pakistani American students in New York and observed that they transformed “the negative experience of being ostracized into a positive experience of solidarity and group membership with other Muslims, both in their immediate community and globally.”

Jalil Mustaffa Bishop , Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 7, 2021
, Philadelphia Inquirer

"We need to fundamentally rethink and abandon student loans as a way to fund higher education as a public good.”

Jalil Mustaffa Bishop says cancelling student debt should be a priority for the Biden administration. 

Yasmin B. Kafai, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 5, 2021
, Utah State University News

Virtual Virus Helps Students Cope with COVID-19

Yasmin Kafai and professors across several departments at Utah State University have partnered to create an imaginary virus, allowing students to virtually explore many aspects of living in a pandemic. Children can play in this risk-free environment with more control than they often have in the real world.

Penn GSE News
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February 2, 2021
Tara Bryant-Gray, left, and her son.

Writing in Diabetes Daily, Penn GSE alum Tara Bryant-Gray encourages parents to embrace the flux of pandemic parenting a child with type 1 diabetes.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 28, 2021
, The Washington Post

Opinion: When students stumble, colleges should turn to restorative justice before expulsion

Jonathan Zimmerman discusses a trend across higher education, where we’re relying on draconian penalties — especially suspensions — to discipline our students instead of working with them to help them get better.

Penn GSE News
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January 22, 2021
Maritza Moulite

Penn GSE Reading, Writing, and Literacy doctoral student Maritza Moulite discusses her newest book and her journey to academia

Penn GSE News
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January 21, 2021

Writing in University World News, Emily Moore and Kelsey Ullom explore some of the challenges and opportunities for colleges.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 20, 2021
, The 74

On His First Day in White House, Biden Dissolves Trump’s 1776 Commission on U.S. History

Jonathan Zimmerman told The 74 that the sometimes vituperative arguments about American ideals and history held a vital place in K-12 classrooms.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 7, 2021
, Tech & Learning

5 Ways to Discuss the Capitol Riot with Your Students

Sigal Ben-Porath describes, “It was a very disturbing and significant moment in American history, so most students will be needing a place to consider it outside their families, and they don't have peer groups right now for the most part because of the pandemic.”

Penn GSE News
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January 6, 2021
Angela Duckworth talks at the 2017 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.

Penn GSE faculty feature prominently in this year’s list.

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