Janine Remillard, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
March 23, 2022
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Black and brown women are underrepresented in STEM fields. This program works with K-12 girls to fix that.

Janine Remillard speaks about a local program that prepares Black girls for careers in STEM fields. “Black girls need to be in an environment where they can thrive by being supported as learners, and by being able to look around and see others like themselves,” she says.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
March 10, 2022
, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Teaching Still Gets No Respect in Doctoral Training

Jonathan Zimmerman speaks about how teaching has been ignored until recently because “it has never been professionalized.” He says research has received more attention while teaching has gotten less, and suggests four guidelines for those considering peer review of teaching.

Michael A. Gottfried, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
March 8, 2022
, Yahoo!News

Student ‘Mental Health Days’ Catching On In More States

Michael Gottfried speaks about mental health absences in schools. Unexcused absences can lead to truancy, get kids into trouble, get parents into trouble, and can lead to juvenile justice outcomes, he says. Schools need to keep careful track of students who take repeated mental health days.

Jonathan A. Supovitz, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
March 4, 2022
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Scores on Pa. standardized tests fell in 2021, but many students didn’t take them

Jonathan Supovitz comments on the drop in Pennsylvania students’ standardized testing scores. Given the pandemic and the challenges of virtual learning, Supovitz says the scores are “not surprising, and it is also entirely consistent with other places in the country.”

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
March 2, 2022
, Penn Today

Six takeaways from two years of online learning

Ryan Baker shares some best practices and which practices to avoid after two years of virtual learning. Virtual learning should focus on ensuring that students experience as little disruption to their education as possible. The key to that is creating a discourse around the use of technology.

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
March 1, 2022
, TestBright

What Is a Net Price Calculator?

Laura Perna speaks about net price calculators and their implications in college admissions. The three buckets that matter for college opportunity are financial aid, academic readiness, and information, she says. Net price calculators are an “important mechanism to help people understand really early on in the process ideally, how much it will actually cost.”

Marsha Richardson, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
February 25, 2022
, Penn Today

Six tips to help explain the realities of war to children

Marsha Richardson discusses how to explain the realities of war to children. “When it comes to issues like this, sometimes we can find it hard to connect the dots between a child’s behavior and the events unfolding in the world around them,” she says. “This is about being in tune with and understanding, developmentally, the ways in which these stressful situations might manifest for children.”

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
February 11, 2022
, The Christian Science Monitor

‘If you want my advice, don’t take my advice.’ When the host isn’t an expert.

Sigal Ben-Porath speaks about how information spreads outside conventional news sources. “You have a really open [media] landscape where people like Joe Rogan can hustle,” she says. “The incentive structure is built around rage rather than thoughtful engagement. At the same time, society’s values are changing. Societies are not like atomic clocks. We change and evolve over time.”

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
February 7, 2022
, KNXV-PHX (ABC) – ABC15 News at 6PM

Redefining Mental Health in Black Communities around the U.S.

Howard Stevenson on the impact of trauma on Black communities nationwide: “We found that if there has been a police shooting in that neighborhood that a lot of people in the community will experience trauma…Witnessing oppression has an impact on everybody.”

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
February 5, 2022
, The Scholars' Circle

Scholars’ Circle – Politics of Eroding and Sustaining Democracy in USA – February 6, 2022

Penn GSE’s Sigal Ben-Porath joined Yale University’s Jacob S. Hacker, UCLA’s Martin Gilens and Vanderbilt University’s Larry M. Bartels in The Scholars’ Circle interview to discuss the decline of democracy in the U.S., its causes, and its cures.

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
February 2, 2022
, U.S. News and World Report

As COVID thins school staffing, who’s teaching kids?

Richard Ingersoll expressed concern about lowering the bar for teachers. “Remote sometimes might be much more preferable to getting some substitute in there who’s basically babysitting,” he said.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
January 30, 2022
, The Washington Times

GOP state lawmakers file 56 bills to ban critical race theory

Jonathan Zimmerman said that bills banning the teaching of so-called “critical race theory” in schools could create more problems for conservatives than they solve. “I understand the danger of indoctrination in our schools, about race and everything else,” he said. “But the solution to that problem is to present multiple perspectives in our classrooms, not to bar certain perspectives from them.” 

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
January 30, 2022
, The Washington Post

Opinion: When students stumble, colleges should turn to restorative justice before expulsion

Jonathan Zimmerman opined that the role of an educational institution is to make its students more aware, informed and thoughtful adults through structured dialogue – not necessarily to discipline them for words spoken and actions taken in the past.

Robert M. Zemsky, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
January 20, 2022
, Chronicle of Higher Education

Higher ed’s evolutionary — not revolutionary — pandemic response

Drawing on pre-pandemic data, Robert Zemsky predicted that 20% of higher education institutions were in danger of shuttering.

Amalia Z. Daché, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
January 18, 2022
, MSNBC

Detained protestors in Cuba detail torture amid trials

Amalia Daché spoke about the mistreatment of protesters in Cuba. “Cuba is a political apartheid. There is definitely racial discrimination happening in Cuba,” she said. “When Cuba gets a cold, Afro-Cubans get the flu, and they die.”

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
January 18, 2022
, The Hill, Opinion

You can't teach what you don't know

Jonathan Zimmerman posed tough questions about who will instruct students about the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Most of our history teachers, he says, are not adequately educated for that task.

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