Penn GSE News
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December 23, 2015

Thomas’ selections highlight the best storytelling of the year that deals with issues like gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and socioeconomic class in ways that are real and empathetic.

In the Media
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December 23, 2015
, BBC News

'Having Hermione look like me is amazing'

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas comments on the new Harry Potter, noting "a definite shift towards what she calls colour blind casting."

Penn GSE News
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December 17, 2015

Stacy R. Gill-Phillips one of ten primary and secondary school administrators across the country named as finalists for the 2015 the Escalante-Gradillas Best in Education Prize from TheBestSchools.org.  

In the Media
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December 17, 2015
, L.A. Times

A diverse mix of picture books, perfect for reading aloud

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas reviews four books that are particularly well suited for sparking rich discussions with children and adults.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
Penn GSE News
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December 16, 2015

Writing in the Washington Post with Thea Renda Abu El-Haj, Penn GSE’s Sigal Ben-Porath offers practical steps for educators.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 16, 2015
, The Washington Post

How should schools respond to anti-Muslim actions against students?

In this essay, Sigal Ben-Porath offers 3 practical guidelines for schools and teachers. 

Penn GSE News
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December 11, 2015

For the last decade, the Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity has created a space for middle and high school students to find their voice. 

Yasmin B. Kafai, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 11, 2015
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Schools must make computer science a priority

In this op-ed, Yasmin Kafai advocates for increased computer science curricula on the eve of the Hour of Code. 

In the Media
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December 10, 2015
, Inside Higher Ed

Paying to Ignore Racism

Climate studies are not worth the money unless a university takes action on the findings, says Shaun Harper. 

Penn GSE News
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December 7, 2015

On the first day of her internship at the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) in Philadelphia, then-student Jasmine Jenkins, GED’14, GED’15, was nearly in tears, but more convinced than ever that she had found her vocation.

Penn GSE News
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December 4, 2015

Penn GSE students teach literacy and offer homework help in after-school program serving West Philadelphia's Bangladeshi-American community.

Press Releases
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December 3, 2015
The Center for Minority Serving Institutions is co-sponsoring new research on the return on investment MSIs offer.
Yasmin B. Kafai, Penn GSE
In the Media
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December 2, 2015
, ABC News

Growing Push to Expose More Students to Computer Science

Bringing computer science into the schools ensures that everyone has an opportunity to become digitally literate, says Yasmin Kafai.

Penn GSE News
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December 1, 2015

Grid magazine profiles Philadelphia’s Maker Jawn project, and Yasmin Kafai’s role supporting a new generation of creators.

In the Media
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November 27, 2015
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Changing Skyline: The ugly story behind Penn's bucolic urban campus

Architecture critic Inga Saffron reviews John Puckett's Becoming Penn.

In the Media
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November 24, 2015
, Chronicle of Higher Education

Torn Over Tactics: Activists Refine Their Demands as Protests Over Racism Spread

"Students are worried that if they don’t act right now, while this is hot, that things are going to go back to business as usual on their campuses," says Shaun Harper.

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