April 8, 2021
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Katie Barghaus

‘It’s kind of like one lever that has a lot of dominoes fall into place once it’s pulled,’ says Katie Barghaus.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Education Policy & Analysis
December 9, 2020
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A student works at a laptop computer.

CodeQuilt Philadelphia, part of CS4Philly Week, gives students a voice in saying who codes and why they do it.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching & Learning
October 22, 2020
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The role of educators and leaders worldwide is more important than ever in today’s landscape. Four Penn GSE alumni share the challenges they have faced as while charting a promising path forward.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Alumni
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
August 31, 2020
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Penn GSE associate professor Michael Gottfried

Gottfried is the newest member of Penn GSE’s Education Policy Division.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Education Policy & Analysis
June 11, 2020
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Aaron Gerwer, left, will be the next principal at the Henry C. Lea Elementary School. Lauren Overton, right, will lead Penn Alexander.

Aaron Gerwer will be the new leader at Lea and Lauren Overton will head Penn Alexander. Penn GSE has partnerships with both K-8 schools.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Leadership
May 28, 2020
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Pennsylvania mail-in ballots for the 2020 primary election.

When the COVID-19 pandemic shifted Rand Quinn’s class online this spring, his students decided their main project should change too.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
May 12, 2020
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A colorful mural is painted on a South Philadelphia high school. The Philadelphia skyline is visible behind the school. A purple block in the lower left reads, “Spring 2020, Partnering to Shape Urban Education

Penn GSE is working in Philadelphia to establish national models of instruction and data use—and improve children’s lives both in and outside of school.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Alumni
April 22, 2020
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Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher in a classroom.

In the debut of her Parent Scoop podcast, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher discusses the most important things parents and kids can do while they are stuck at home.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
January 30, 2020
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Shiyu Sun, a Penn GSE counseling student, and Philadelphia middle schooler Ciani Patton-Collins laugh together during a mentoring session.

Penn GSE’s Michael Nakkula and Andy Danilchick are at the forefront of research into possibility development, an emerging field in the study of human development.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Counseling & Psychology
January 10, 2020
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Diane Waff, C’76, GRD’07, and Judy Buchanan discuss how the Philadelphia Writing Project enriches K–12 teachers’ and students’ learning and how a new initiative is cultivating Philadelphia’s youngest writers.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Alumni

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