December 19, 2023
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Penn GSE 2023 Stories, clockwise from top left: Dean Katharine O. Strunk; Dr. James Lester delivers the keynote at the McGraw Center for Educational Leadership opening event; Suzanne McGraw is in the audience at an event, listening; Cover art for the second episode of the Educator's Playbook Podcast

Look back with us at some of the stories that defined 2023 for our community.

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  • Global Initiatives
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Leadership
  • Teaching & Learning
  • News from Penn GSE
November 9, 2023
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From left, Harold McGraw III, Penn GSE Dean Katharine Strunk, David Wilson, Deborah Durado, Barbara Oakley, Robert McGraw, Suzanne McGraw, and Catalyst @ Penn GSE's Michael Golden at the McGraw Prize celebration on November 8.

Nominations are now open for the 2024 McGraw Prize in Education.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • News from Penn GSE
November 2, 2023
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Clockwise from top left, Charlotte Jacobs, Sarah Kavanagh, Alex Posecznick, Amy Stornaiuolo, Diane Waff, Roberto Gonzalez, and Jen McLaughlin Cahill

The Collaboratory for Teaching and Teacher Education, Ethnography in Education Research Forum, HEARD and PhilWP have all welcomed new leadership in recent months.

  • News from Penn GSE
November 1, 2023
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From left, GSE Board of Advisors chair Jeff McKibben, GSE Dean Katharine Strunk, Penn President Liz Magill, former GSE Dean Pam Grossman, and GSE board member and former chair Doug Korn cut a red “Penn GSE”-branded ribbon with scissors in front of the glass façade of the new building entrance at night.

Penn GSE celebrated a $35.6 million expansion and renovation with self-guided tours, a dedication ceremony, and a ribbon-cutting event Oct. 25. School and University leaders praised the new building they say symbolizes unity, innovation, and an outward perspective.

  • News from Penn GSE
August 4, 2023
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Penn GSE Professor Sigal Ben-Porath has been named the MRMJJ Presidential Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs Susan Yoon has been named the Graduate School of Education Presidential Professor. Both are the first to hold their respective chairs, which begin with the 2023–2024 academic year.

  • News from Penn GSE
June 29, 2023
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GSE Dean Pam Grossman smiles in front of a painted wall

Dean Pam Grossman has guided Penn GSE through a capital campaign, a global pandemic, a historic building expansion, and unprecedented growth with ambition and compassion. The breadth of all she has accomplished came into sharp relief when she announced the bittersweet news that she would be stepping down this summer.

  • News from Penn GSE
May 15, 2023
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Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson stands at a podium flanked on either side by Penn GSE faculty while delivering remarks at the 2023 commencement ceremony.

Education is the most important field in the world, and educators today face more challenges than ever before. That was the message actor Quinta Brunson delivered to one of the largest classes in Penn GSE history during the School’s 2023 commencement ceremony on Saturday morning.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • News from Penn GSE
April 25, 2023
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The School’s ed policy and higher ed programs are also in the top 10, continuing a 16-year stretch.

  • News from Penn GSE
April 6, 2023
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Dr. Katharine O. Struck casually seated at a conference table, facing the camera, with a whiteboard and windows onto a leafy campus behind her. She is smiling and listening to a student who is facing her, and who has their back to the camera.

Katharine Strunk, an award-winning ed policy scholar, has been named the next dean of Penn GSE, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Liz Magill.

  • News from Penn GSE
January 30, 2023
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A close-up of a senior staff member signing his name with a white marker on a blue Penn flag. It will be flown above the construction project over the next few months.

The newly combined building “topped off” this week as part of the School’s first large construction project since 2001. Enrollment has more than doubled since then.

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