Digital image of Penn GSE's central building at 3700 Walnut Street, with an expansion that links the building to nearby Stiteler Hall and moves the main entrance to 37th Street Walk
Penn GSE News
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January 16, 2020

As a part of Penn GSE’s Extraordinary Impact Campaign, the School is embarking on a building expansion that will create a hub of twenty-first-century teaching and learning.

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 16, 2020
, Education Week Online

Here's What Gen. Z Teachers Around the World Want in Their Jobs

Richard Ingersoll’s research points out that the overall teaching profession is getting younger.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 13, 2020
, Brandeis Now

Howard C. Stevenson Named 2020 Gittler Prize Recipient

Howard C. Stevenson was named the 2020 Gittler Prize recipient by Brandeis University. “Not only has Howard Stevenson brought a better understanding of the detrimental effects caused by racial stress and trauma through his scholarship, he actively leads the way in improving the lives of people affected by these issues,” Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz said. 

A folded composition book with children’s writing and drawings lies next to a tray of crayons
Penn GSE News
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January 10, 2020

Diane Waff, C’76, GRD’07, and Judy Buchanan discuss how the Philadelphia Writing Project enriches K–12 teachers’ and students’ learning and how a new initiative is cultivating Philadelphia’s youngest writers.

Peter Eckel, Penn GSE
In the Media
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January 10, 2020
, NASPA

Address the Problem, Not the Symptoms

Peter Eckel suggests that for transformational change to occur, institutions must challenge underlying assumptions, behaviors, processes, and products. 

Penn GSE News
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January 9, 2020
Penn GSE professor Laura Perna testifies at a January 8, 2020 hearing of Pennsylvania Higher Education Funding Commission at West Chester University.

Perna’s recommendations included improving community college access, clearer pricing, and more support for minority students and non-traditional learners.

Penn GSE News
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January 8, 2020
The entrance to the Penn GSE building.

Six researchers from Penn GSE have made Education Week’s 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list.

Headshot of a smiling man in a blazer in front of a background of balloons
Penn GSE News
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January 8, 2020

Penn GSE alumnus Eduardo (Tony) A. Alleyne, GRD’16, works to help first-generation, low-income high school students prepare for college.

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 27, 2019
, The Washington Post

America’s schools are more diverse than ever. But the teachers are still mostly white

Richard Ingersoll discusses the lack of diversity in teaching. “It’s not enough to recruit,” he said. “If we don’t improve retention, I’m not optimistic for closing the gap.”

Penn GSE News
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December 24, 2019
A calendar for December 2019, with December 31 circled in red.

This year, Penn GSE researchers examined impeachment, the costs of college, dual-language programs — and earned praise along the way.

Ross Aikins, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 24, 2019
, The Supply Change

Looking at the supply chain of higher education

"Higher Ed has always been efficient, but only for a certain segment of the population," Ross Aikins told The Supply Change podcast, in a conversation about access, inequality, tuition hurdles and more. 

Penn GSE News
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December 19, 2019
Penn President Amy Gutmann accepts the Pennsylvania Society Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement.

The $100,000 gift will be used to upgrade technology at the Penn partner school.

Penn GSE News
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December 17, 2019
Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell delivers a lecture.

The Harvard GSE associate professor gave an overview of upcoming work examining the relationship between school partnerships and school outcomes.

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 10, 2019
, The Washington Post

‘Set your price for a slave,’ a fifth-grade work sheet read. It landed the teacher on leave

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas spoke about best practices for, and common missteps in, discussing slavery in the classroom. “We’re really wrestling with how to teach about the trauma of the past,” she said.

Penn GSE News
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December 5, 2019
Teacher Brendon Jobs in the classroom with two high-school aged students.

Penn GSE instructor Brendon Jobs writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the obligations for antiracist educators.

Angela Duckworth and Dean Grossman sit opposite each other conversing before an audience
Penn GSE News
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December 5, 2019

Character, collaboration, and project-based learning were topics of conversation when best-selling author and Penn professor Angela Duckworth joined Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman for a discussion during Penn’s Homecoming Weekend.

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