Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
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February 3, 2023
, The Washington Times

Survey finds Americans divided over how much attention to give Black History Month

Most adults think Black History Month is integral to the American story — but they disagree over whether it gets too much attention, according to a recent survey focused on polarization around American history and how to defuse the culture wars.
 
The results mean public schools need to do a better job of teaching both the history of minority groups and “what binds all of us together,” says Professor Jonathan Zimmerman, a #PennGSEExpert in the history of education.
Jonathan A. Supovitz, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 28, 2022
, Philadelphia Inquirer

New Pa. standardized test scores show students haven’t rebounded since the pandemic

Jonathan Supovitz explains why he isn’t surprised by Pennsylvania students’ continuing low scores on standardized tests.

Amy Stornaiuolo, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 16, 2022
, Education Week

‘Does anyone else cry after work?': Teacher Reddit Is the unfiltered voice of educators

Amy Stornaiuolo shares that Reddit forums can serve as a “canary in the coal mine” for understanding the state of the teaching profession. The posts on Reddit, she said, reflect a mentality of: “The kids are not all right; I am not all right; something is happening here.”

Ericka S. Weathers, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 13, 2022
, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Josh Shapiro's victory in Pennsylvania gubernatorial race could bolster school funding

What does Josh Shapiro's win mean for education in Pennsylvania? The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently chatted with Penn GSE's Ericka Weathers and other experts about goals for the governor-elect.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
November 12, 2022
, The New York Times

A writer’s post and its consequences divide Latin American literary circles

Sigal Ben-Porath says that the vehemence of discourse on transgender issues makes sense given the hate speech and misapprehensions previously faced by trans people.

Pam Grossman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
November 4, 2022
, Philadelphia Inquirer

As Penn’s education dean prepares to leave, a record gift and No. 1 ranking are among accomplishments

A profile celebrates the career of Dean Pam Grossman as she prepares to depart her position in June. Highlights include a first-time No. 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report this year and the largest gift in GSE’s history from the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Family Foundation.

Michael A. Gottfried, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
November 4, 2022
, K-12 Dive

These 6 strategies can help schools tackle chronic absenteeism

Michael Gottfried speaks on the ways districts can both recognize and support chronically absent students. Gottfried lists examples to both spot patterns of absenteeism and provide support systems in order to prevent it.

Matthew Hartley, Penn GSE
In the Media
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November 2, 2022
, Penn Today

Higher education’s role in democracy

Matthew Hartley shares his expertise on how his research on the civic purposes of colleges and universities helps foster democracy. He emphasizes that universities can become part of a longstanding effort that expands opportunity and strengthens democracy.

Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
October 27, 2022
, Washington Post

How to spend a billion dollars and other lessons from college-sports class

College sports are an integral part of the university experience. They help with recruiting and retention — and they help the bottom line. Penn GSE’s Karen Weaver teaches one of the country's only courses to prepare university presidents to manage the related complexities.

Michael A. Gottfried, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
October 25, 2022
, Axios Philadelphia

Chronic truancy on the rise in Philadelphia schools

Michael Gottfried says that Philadelphia’s rise in unexcused absences is a sign of student disengagement triggered by a return from remote learning to an in-person classroom.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
October 24, 2022
, WHYY

Regional Roundup

Sigal Ben-Porath discusses how hate speech intersects with First Amendment rights on college campuses.

James H. Lytle, Penn GSE
In the Media
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October 21, 2022
, The Philadelphia Citizen

Guest Commentary: Extracurriculars keep our students safe

James H. Lytle, argues that stuents in inner city high schools have significantly less time and engagement in school related activities compared to their counterparts in suburban or private schools. Lytle theorizes, what we call, the “achievement gap” between students is actually a “time gap.”

Zachary Herrmann, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
October 19, 2022
, Harvard GSE News & Events

School leaders learning from one another

Zachary Herrmann reflects on the challenges and opportunities senior-level district leaders face, and how they can work, collaborative, and problem-solve together.

In the Media
 | 
October 18, 2022
, Penn Today

Projects for Progress, two years in

Colleagues from Penn GSE and the Netter Center were honored for being selected in the first cohort of the new Projects for Progress award.

Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
October 3, 2022
, Front Office Sports

The Pros and Cons of Non-Conference ‘Pay Games’

Karen Weaver, sports finance expert, shares that Group of 5 schools use money games to supplement income instead of raising student athletic fees — which can be highly controversial, told Front Office Sports.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
October 2, 2022
, Stars and Stripes

One way of addressing book bans? Allow for compromise

Jonathan Zimmerman discusses the opt-out option included in the guidelines for teaching sex education in schools and suggest similar compromises be applied to alleviate the polarized views on book bans.

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