Penn GSE News
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November 20, 2020
Jonathan Supovitz

New research from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) points to critical lessons principals have learned during the pandemic that can be used in planning for future emergencies.

Jonathan A. Supovitz, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 18, 2020
, Education Week

What principals have learned from COVID-19’s ‘stress test’

Jonathan Supovitz explains, “The principals are doing all these amazing things, which are serving urgent needs of kids and families. That’s not taken into account in what we think of as a good school. There is an imbalance between our metrics for assessing quality and the actual role of schools in society.” The Consortium for Policy Research in Education, housed at Penn GSE, has published five briefs about how U.S. school districts and principals have dealt with the pandemic.

Penn GSE News
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November 18, 2020
Jalil Bishop and the NAACP report cover

Jalil Mustaffa Bishop, Vice-Provost Postdoctoral Scholar and Penn GSE Lecturer, recently co-authored an NAACP report examining the ongoing effect of student debt on Black students and families.

Jenny Zapf, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 17, 2020
, European EdTech Network

EETN Insights

In this interview, Jenny Zapf highlights the importance of innovative and long-term, sustainable ideas that have impact.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 16, 2020
, Inside Higher Ed

Amateur Hour in the College Classroom

Jonathan Zimmerman’s The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America is a richly researched, eye-opening history of college teaching in the United States over a span of more than a century and a half, mining personal papers and institutional records and reports from over 50 archives.

Penn GSE News
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November 13, 2020
The College Stress Text book cover with Robert Zemsky

Penn GSE’s Bob Zemsky detailed how many colleges were close to the financial brink just before the pandemic hit. Here’s what he says colleges face in the next year and beyond.

Sharon Wolf, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 11, 2020
, The Conversation

Children are going hungry, and their futures are on the line. Evidence from Ghana

Sharon Wolf and an Imperial College London colleague co-authored an article about the effects of food shortages on early childhood development. “We found that children from households that were food insecure even only once during the three-year study period had lower literacy and numeracy abilities and short-term memory performance later on,” they wrote.

Penn GSE News
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November 11, 2020
College Hall

Peter Eckel, an expert in higher education administration, argues that the challenges of the pandemic may offer boards an opportunity to evolve in ways that will be beneficial in the long term.

Penn GSE News
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November 6, 2020
Jennifer Stimpson

Jennifer Stimpson, a chemist, teacher, and recent alumna of the Graduate School of Education’s mid-career program, was named an IF/THEN ambassador. The initiative aims to empower women in STEM to inspire the next generation of learners.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 3, 2020
, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Freedom Center Talks: Sigal Ben-Porath on Speech on Campus

Sigal Ben-Porath discusses how our understanding of open expression and some of the boundaries of free speech that we find ourselves negotiating in this polarized time affects our ability to find common ground as a society, and what are some of the ways that higher education institutions and society more broadly can overcome polarization and mistrust and create a more engaged democratic community.

Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 2, 2020
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Calls to ‘defund the police’ intensify after Philadelphia police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.

Krystal Strong said that the reckoning this past summer over police brutality and racial injustice, combined with Walter Wallace Jr.’s death last week, have catapulted the conversation about defunding police from radical to mainstream. Before May, she never imagined “we would be having a national conversation about defunding the police.” She added, “People are being compelled to rethink their ideas, because the things that they thought could work are clearly not.”

Penn GSE News
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November 2, 2020
Krystal Strong

Krystal Strong examines a youth-led protest movement trying to end police brutality in Nigeria.

Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 1, 2020
, The Washington Post

One week in the life of Philadelphia: A death, protests, the pandemic and election mayhem

Krystal Strong, an organizer of Black Lives Matter, told a crowd in Malcolm X Park: “We’re watching the way how Walter Wallace Jr. is becoming a symbol,” she said, “and we’re losing sight of how this was a human being.”

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 30, 2020
, The Washington Post

Two key questions teachers should ask students after the election

Sigal Ben-Porath wrote a piece about how teachers can approach the many issues that will arise around the general election in 2020, after the polls close and votes are counted, which could take days or weeks.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 30, 2020
, Pen America

The Common Room: Managing political difference on the virtual campus

Sigal Ben-Porath spoke with host Jonathan Friedman, along with guest Vicka Bell-Robinson, director of residence life at Miami University, about how campuses can facilitate respectful and productive dialogue across political differences during this tense time

Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 28, 2020
, Billy Penn

How viral police shooting videos can mess with your mental health

Krystal Strong notes that viewing videos of police violence is more likely to trigger severe responses among Black and Brown Americans and chooses not to view or share such images anymore, but said that she and other activists grapple with the question, noting that it was evident the powerful video imagery after Walter Wallace, Jr. was killed was galvanizing during the protests in West Philadelphia.

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