Ross Aikins, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
September 7, 2023
, Inside Higher Ed

What students said about the Spring of ChatGPT

Ross Aikins reports findings to Inside Higher Ed from interviews with dozens of students about how they used AI tools in their studies over the spring and summer. Going into fall, he says, faculty will need to revisit their policies early and often.

Damani White-Lewis, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
August 10, 2023
, Science

Among U.S. postdoc applicants, researchers of color often fare worst

Damani White-Lewis shares insights into postdoctoral hiring inequities.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 26, 2023
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

The best DEI program: better college teaching

In the wake of the Supreme Court striking down affirmative action, Jonathan Zimmerman writes that what will really make a difference for Black and brown students is improved classroom instruction.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 18, 2023
, Los Angeles Times

Opinion: How we got interminable summer breaks from school — and what we can do about it

Jonathan Zimmerman says a new take on summer schooling could connect more teachers with the passion and idealism that brought them into education in the first place.

Katharine O. Strunk, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 13, 2023
, Chalkbeat Colorado

Denver education research going forward but not without a fight

Dean Katharine Strunk says data has grown increasingly political with the general polarization around public education; she says data does not need to be weaponized.

Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 12, 2023
, Undark Magazine

The Education System Isn’t Ready for Another Widespread Closure

Ryan Baker says educators must look at a technology’s track record in the context of their own school’s demographics, geography, culture, and challenges when considering investing in new technology for the classroom.

Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
July 8, 2023
, Daily Journal

How the current state of coaching salaries affects Egg Bowl rivals

Karen Weaver says the key indicator of a college's commitment to athletic excellence is how much the institution pays the head coach.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 29, 2023
, The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Supreme Court has struck down affirmative action. That might help campus diversity.

Jonathan Zimmerman says that, in light of affirmative action being overturned, some colleges may base admissions on income. That could bring in more white working-class students, which will make campuses more ideologically diverse places.

Julie E. Wollman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 25, 2023
, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pitt, Penn State branch campuses bleeding enrollment; decline expected to continue

Julie Wollman says that many students aren't enrolling in college because they say, "I really don’t need to go to college. I can make just as much money going into the job market."

Daniel A. Wagner, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 23, 2023
, The Messenger

What the US Rejoining UNESCO Means for Addressing the Global Education Crisis

Dan Wagner says the U.S. and UNESCO need each other, especially in the field of education.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 21, 2023
, The Washington Times

University of Arkansas to close diversity, equity and inclusion office

Jonathan Zimmerman says, “The best thing we could do to promote equity and inclusion in higher education would be to provide more tutoring and other academic support to first-generation and minority students."

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 20, 2023
, Public Source

At Pitt, students with Pell Grants — geared to low-income households — are a relative rarity

Laura Perna says, “If we care about diversity in the student body, if we care about access to higher education for students from low-income families, then we have to be paying attention.”

Richard M. Ingersoll, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 13, 2023
, KPBS

Schools in poorer neighborhoods struggle to keep teachers. How offering them more money and power might help

Richard Ingersoll says giving educators more authority at their workplace makes them feel like respected professionals; teachers need to be given a lot of discretion.

Sigal Ben-Porath, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 12, 2023
, The Washington Post

Liberals try to reclaim ‘parents’ rights’ from conservatives in education

Sigal Ben-Porath says progressive education advocacy ticked up last year and has been gaining steam since.

Jonathan Zimmerman, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 2, 2023
, The Washington Times

Florida public colleges tag conservative lawmakers as university presidents

Jonathan Zimmerman calls the moves for conservative lawmakers becoming university presidents an “erosion of trust” in higher education to be unbiased.

Damani White-Lewis, Penn GSE
In the Media
 | 
June 1, 2023
, Penn GSE Magazine

Studying the Academy from Within

A Q&A with Damani White-Lewis on his research investigating why university faculty still lack racial diversity and how to build pathways towards equity in higher education.

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