August 5, 2022
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a teacher reads a book in a virtual classroom

It's not easy to get a room full of 5-year-olds to pay attention. It's even trickier when the 5-year-olds are in 25 different rooms.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Teaching & Learning
August 3, 2022
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In its second year, the Office of School and Community Engagement's six-week summer program helps students with both academic difficulties and socio-emotional struggles.

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  • Teaching & Learning
July 27, 2022
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kids fly drones at Hamilton Elementary

The Penn GSE program shows West Philadelphia middle schoolers how to steer drones through spacious classrooms at Hamilton Elementary and the Penn Alexander School.

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  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
May 27, 2022
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Photograph of mural depicting a group of students above the following quote: "Celebrate the highs. Hold on during the lows. They all have purpose."

A new mural at a Philadelphia-area high school is more than a colorful work of art. It’s the product of a hands-on learning experience that helped unite a local school community while promoting mental health. Penn GSE’s Consortium for Mental Health and Optimal Development was instrumental in designing the project and bringing partners together.

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  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
May 13, 2022
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Mid-career students chatting and taking notes on a table with an opened laptop.

Three stories of support underline how giving to Penn GSE is opening doors and bringing hope and opportunity to a new era.

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  • Leadership
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faces of Philanthropy
May 4, 2022
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Already reeling from the ongoing disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, local classrooms have been beset by gun violence and its troubling effects on mental health.

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  • Counseling & Psychology
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
April 13, 2022
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A panel of experts, school leaders, and students will discuss Philadelphia’s historic levels of gun violence and how the rise in violence is affecting students and schools still reeling from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 11, 2022
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Lea School principal Aaron Gerwer speaks from behind podium at celebration event.

Students, staff, and faculty from across Henry C. Lea Elementary School, the Penn Graduate School of Education, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, and the University of Pennsylvania gathered to celebrate a new era in the Penn-Lea partnership.

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  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
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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  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
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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  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning

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