April 4, 2022
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GSE Dean Pam Grossman and Lea Principal Aaron Gerwer answer questions about the partnership, its history, and their shared vision for prioritizing the needs and desires of the Lea community.

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April 1, 2022
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“Teaching Independence: Bridging the Communications Gap” brought educators from around the area together to discuss the complicated task of teaching race and its relation to America’s founding in a harshly divided political climate.

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February 18, 2022
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Designed to level the playing field and create a more diverse pool of leaders for Philadelphia schools, the Pathway to Leadership Program will see its first students this summer.

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January 31, 2022
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Following the formalization of a five-year, $4.1 million deal between Penn and Henry C. Lea Elementary School,  many throughout the city are wondering how the extra support will transform the school over the coming years.

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January 28, 2022
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The University and its Graduate School of Education will contribute more than $4 million to the West Philadelphia K-8 school throughout the next five years.

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November 12, 2021
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Legacy of pioneering Civil Rights and education activist Bob Moses was the focus of schoolwide conversations at Penn GSE’s 2nd annual One Book, One GSE event, where students, faculty and staff discussed Moses’ book Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights.

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October 5, 2021
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A joint Penn GSE and Netter Center for Community Partnerships initiative meshed academics and joy to prepare students to return to classrooms this fall.

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September 28, 2021
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Local educators, students, and education advocates came together to celebrate the Penn Alexander School, a partner of Penn GSE, which was awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award

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September 24, 2021
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An inaugural Penn Projects for Progress program led by a Penn GSE team focused on reconnecting West Philadelphia students to school and one another, rather than academic remediation. 

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July 1, 2021
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Educational and social inequities have long been top of mind for Penn GSE’s Professor Vivian Gadsden, who works with families and educators to uplift the underserved and develop a new definition of child well-being.

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