Julie E. Wollman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 15, 2023
, Asbury Park Press

Can ending legacy admissions make the application process fairer at elite colleges?

Julie Wollman says large gifts are a legitimate reason to retain legacy preferences, but donors who want to reward universities for ending legacy could also step in and keep funds coming.

Penn GSE News
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August 14, 2023
Penn GSE Senior Fellow Kandi Wiens stands wearing a gray blazer in front of a group of seated school district leaders from around the Philadelphia region delivering a presentation on burnout in a wood-paneled room with a screen showing a slide behind her at a Center for School Study Councils meeting

Three southern California school districts joined the program in 2022–23 as K–12 leaders navigate unprecedented external pressure. Founded in 1943 and until now concentrated in the Northeast, the Center helps superintendents and leaders work collaboratively to identify professional challenges, share best practices, and provide development opportunities.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 14, 2023
, Christian Science Monitor

Rise of the microschool: Small, student-centered learning spaces take off

Jonathan Zimmerman considers quality monitoring in schools a civic responsibility given the need for an educated populace.

Penn GSE News
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August 11, 2023
The six women in the inaugural cohort of Jacobs Fellows stand, smiling, in a classroom in front of a Penn GSE banner.

Six master’s candidates received funding from the Jacobs Foundation for their social impact ventures this year. Applications are being accepted for the next cohort until Sept. 15.

Damani White-Lewis, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 10, 2023
, Science

Among U.S. postdoc applicants, researchers of color often fare worst

Damani White-Lewis shares insights into postdoctoral hiring inequities.

Penn GSE News
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August 9, 2023

Organizers are seeking presentations of original curriculum, research, or pedagogy related to re-establishing school and classroom communities as authentic, positive, and nurturing spaces. Submissions are due Aug. 18.

Penn GSE News
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August 7, 2023
University faculty and leadership wearing commencement regalia including hoods in many colors stand in a row with their backs to the camera

The latest survey of college presidents by the American Council on Education shows that higher ed leaders want help with athletics, communications, and school finances. That’s where Penn GSE comes in.

Penn GSE News
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August 4, 2023

Penn GSE Professor Sigal Ben-Porath has been named the MRMJJ Presidential Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs Susan Yoon has been named the Graduate School of Education Presidential Professor. Both are the first to hold their respective chairs, which begin with the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pam Grossman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 3, 2023
, EducationWeek

Once a big player, Teach For America tries to regain its footing

Pam Grossman says that selectivity has always been a part of what made Teach For America successful as the program tries to revamp post-pandemic.

Rand Quinn, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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July 31, 2023

Penn GSE Associate Professor Rand Quinn has been appointed faculty director of Civic House and the Civic Scholars Program. He begins in the role Aug. 1.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 26, 2023
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

The best DEI program: better college teaching

In the wake of the Supreme Court striking down affirmative action, Jonathan Zimmerman writes that what will really make a difference for Black and brown students is improved classroom instruction.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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July 21, 2023

Sigal Ben-Porath has been named faculty director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Paideia Program. She will assume the role Sept. 1.

Penn GSE News
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July 18, 2023
Two volunteers stand in the Puentes de Salud medical clinic with a mural painted on the wall behind them, holding children’s books in Spanish donated by A Book a Day, a non-profit run by Penn GSE student Sibylla Shekerdjiska-Benatova

A Book a Day Founder and Executive Director Sibylla Shekerdjiska-Benatova is a master’s student in Penn GSE’s Reading/Writing/Literacy program. She says children need engaging and relatable books in order to help them embrace reading and build foundational skills.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 18, 2023
, Los Angeles Times

Opinion: How we got interminable summer breaks from school — and what we can do about it

Jonathan Zimmerman says a new take on summer schooling could connect more teachers with the passion and idealism that brought them into education in the first place.

Alan R. Ruby, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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July 15, 2023

The first revisions in nearly 20 years reinforce old ideas by focusing on male alums, says Ruby in a column for University World News.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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July 14, 2023

The plan announced on July 14 will eliminate $39 billion in debt for more than 800,000 borrowers.

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