June 11, 2024
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Four people in professional dress sit in blue chairs engaged in discussion underneath a screen that reads, “Celebration of Educators 2024: Learn. Celebrate. Connect.”

Penn GSE’s annual Alumni Weekend event featured a faculty panel discussion on “The Price of Education” and celebrated the winners of the Education Alumni Awards.

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May 21, 2024
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Mayor Cherelle Parker speaks at a podium while Dean Katharine O. Strunk and other faculty in regalia look on at Penn GSE's 2024 commencement ceremony

Penn GSE’s Commencement on Saturday, May 18, graduated over 700 students — the largest class in the school’s history. The ceremony was highlighted by speaker Cherelle Parker, the 100th mayor of Philadelphia and the first woman to lead the city, who emphasized the importance of planting deep roots and becoming active citizens with the power to create change.

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May 14, 2024
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Corner facade of the Penn GSE Building

Congratulations to all our distinguished faculty, staff, and student recipients for their exceptional achievements!

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March 25, 2024
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Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker

Parker, who took office this year, has pledged to make strengthening Philadelphia public schools a priority of her administration.

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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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  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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