Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Penn GSE
In the Media
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September 11, 2021
, The Denver Post

As 9/11 drifts into history, Colorado has no statewide standards on teaching kids about it September 11, 2021

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher's “Teaching Beyond September 11” curriculum has sparked conversation of the importance of learning about 9/11 in school. Many states, including Colorado, do not have a school curriculum that teaches about the “increasingly distant historic event.” There is hope that students “would understand everything that happened that went into that event taking place and they would work to make sure that event never takes place again.”

A. Brooks Bowden, Penn GSE
In the Media
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September 8, 2021
, Forbes

New Data Shows Building Knowledge Can Boost Reading Comprehension

Brooks Bowden cautions that while the effect sizes in the ARC Core research study were large compared to studies of older students, there are few similar studies of kindergarteners to provide a basis for comparison.

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Penn GSE
In the Media
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September 8, 2021
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

How do you teach 9/11 to students too young to remember? Philly-area educators tell how they make it real

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher spoke about “history from the last 20 years that is completely neglected.” The “Teaching Beyond September 11” curriculum “is really speaking to that gap and helping young people understand just how the world has changed as a consequence of that awful day,” she said.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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September 7, 2021
, CNN

Democrats' free tuition plan could save community colleges at a critical time

Laura Perna spoke about efforts to make community college tuition-free. "There's power in the message that tuition is free. Figuring out how much college costs is complicated," she said.

Penn GSE News
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September 6, 2021
Deborah Bial standing in front of two chalkboards.

2013 McGraw Prize winner, Deborah Bial is the President and Founder of the nonprofit, The Posse Foundation which uses its signature Posse model to support young scholars with diverse demographic backgrounds through attending, enrolling and completing college and emerging as strong leaders from diverse backgrounds who are able to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems.

Caroline Brayer Ebby, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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September 1, 2021
Caroline Ebby has been awarded a $199,947 grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation
Caroline L. Watts, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 31, 2021
, Penn Today

Understanding the pandemic classroom

Caroline Watts discusses educators’ experiences during the early days of the pandemic, lessons learned and how the classroom might be different in the coming months.

Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 27, 2021
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

‘I have faith in what I cannot imagine, because I couldn’t have imagined what happened July 11’: Philadelphia Cubans on the hope, stress of island protests

Amalia Daché criticizes people who have blamed the U.S. embargo and not the Cuban government for the crisis in Cuba. “She was shocked to see how the U.S. media and Twitter were taking Afro-Cubans out of the narrative and blaming the U.S. and the CIA for the demonstrations,” she said.

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 25, 2021
, MarketPlace

Teachers are leaving the profession due to COVID-19 stresses

Richard Ingersoll comments on teachers leaving the profession if the economy continues to improve and they continue to feel stress. “Typically we find that employees across the economy tend to quit less during economic downtimes,” he said. “There’s a lot of indications that in fact, during the pandemic, teacher turnover and teacher retirements may have even gone down.”

A. Brooks Bowden, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 14, 2021
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Thousands of kindergartners didn’t show up for school last year. Here’s what that means for the school year to come.

Brooks Bowden comments on the amount of work that needs to be done before and after school reopen for the fall. “We’ve all got a lot of work to do,” she said. Bowden thinks “educator coaches, tutoring services, and supports for families can go a long way.”

Penn GSE News
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August 10, 2021
Students working independently in class

In new research published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Michael Gottfried (Penn GSE), J. Jacob Kirksey (Texas Tech) and Tina L. Fletcher (Penn) examine the impact of having a same-race teacher on attendance.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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August 5, 2021
, The Hechinger Report

For adults returning to college, ‘free’ tuition isn’t enough

Laura Perna spoke about accommodating the needs of adult students. “There is a complexity to adult learners,” she said. “It is really recognizing, ‘What are the circumstances of individual people’s lives?’ If someone is to enroll in college, how do you make it possible for them to attend?”

Michael A. Gottfried, Penn GSE
Awards & Honors
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August 1, 2021
Michael Gottfried has been awarded $449,669 by the National Science Foundation.
Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 30, 2021
, Politico

Afro-Cubans on the brink

Amalia Daché spoke with Politico about the uprisings in Cuba with respect to Afro-Cubans who are disproportionately affected by the hardships in Cuba and are taking the lead in the protests. “This is one of the reasons I’ve been so active, related to my research and my own identity as an Afro-Cuban, is that Afro-Cubans have been leading this from the beginning.”

Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 30, 2021
, Foreign Policy

Don’t Let Cuba’s Protest Momentum Evaporate

Amalia Daché writes, “The first thing the United States needs to do in crafting policy solutions is listen to the brave people risking their lives and freedom to lead these protests, especially Afro-Cubans who have lived at the bottom of the regime’s racist and classist system.”

Roberto G. Gonzales, Penn GSE
In the Media
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July 29, 2021
, CBS News

Court order dashes hopes of teenage immigrant DACA applicants

The decison 'curves, if not cuts off, possibilities' for affected teenagers, Roberto Gonzales said.

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