February 19, 2024
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Felix Rosado, the program coordinator for Healing Futures with the Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP) and an adjunct professor at Chestnut Hill College, delivers a keynote to an audience of high school students in front of a projector screen with his headshot and name on it in a lecture hall.

The Office of School and Community Engagement and HEARD co-sponsored the symposium, uniting nearly 175 students in a collaborative effort with the Workshop School to critically address and devise strategies against the systemic issue of mass incarceration.

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February 9, 2024
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Chaz Howard stands with the recipients of the 2023 Projects for Progress awards.

The Professional Counseling Program director’s Positioned for Success project was recognized for academically supporting and mentoring Philadelphia students affected by gun violence and parental incarceration.

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December 21, 2023
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A large multicultural group of 27 youth, parents, and other adults pose together in a semicircle, smiling at the camera in a classroom.

The community-based research partnership aims to effect change through community members’ own research into the educational issues they face.

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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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September 29, 2023
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Dr. Constance E. Clayton sits in a peach colored skirt and blazer, surrounded by attendees at the 2016 Constance E. Clayton Lecture

In addition to a chaired professorship in her name and a fellowship she helped establish, Clayton leaves behind a legacy of quality education for students from all backgrounds.

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September 19, 2023
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Penn GSE student Meresa García sits outside on cement steps in front of a brick wall on the University of Pennsylvania campus wearing a tan t-shirt and blue jeans, smiling at the camera

Meresa García, an Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program student at Penn GSE, has embarked on a mission to promote literacy and education in Philadelphia. Her journey into advocacy was ignited by her lifelong love for books and her realization of the challenges facing public school students in the city.

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August 21, 2023
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A young woman, a member of a classroom instruction team wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and holding a tin cup in her left hand with her right thumb up, sits on the left across a table from three students paying close attention to her instruction. The leftmost student sits in the center of the frame resting her elbows on the table, hands propping up her head, smiling at the camera with bright multicolored flower-shaped beads in her hair.

The Netter Center and Penn GSE are testing out a new approach based on feedback from teachers, families, and students. The 6-week pilot replaces traditional course blocks with round-robin stations and eschews technology, with each classroom led by a team of five educators.

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August 9, 2023
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Organizers are seeking presentations of original curriculum, research, or pedagogy related to re-establishing school and classroom communities as authentic, positive, and nurturing spaces. Submissions are due Aug. 18.

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July 18, 2023
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Two volunteers stand in the Puentes de Salud medical clinic with a mural painted on the wall behind them, holding children’s books in Spanish donated by A Book a Day, a non-profit run by Penn GSE student Sibylla Shekerdjiska-Benatova

A Book a Day Founder and Executive Director Sibylla Shekerdjiska-Benatova is a master’s student in Penn GSE’s Reading/Writing/Literacy program. She says children need engaging and relatable books in order to help them embrace reading and build foundational skills.

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May 9, 2023
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Ariane Thomas, a Penn GSE lecturer and director of the Professional Counseling Program, and her colleagues have received a Projects for Progress award for their Positioned for Success initiative.

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