June 27, 2022
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People hold signs in favor of DACA at a rally

Studies and anecdotal evidence point to a correlation between DACA and professional, educational, and financial success. The program, designed as a stopgap solution, may not extend beyond its first generation of applicants. 

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Policy & Analysis
May 13, 2022
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Seven children are spread out on a blackboard surface facing the ground, holding white chalks, and drawing various images including the earth, planets, stars, and a satellite.

A desire to build bridges, create educational access, and learn about different facets of education led these two students to pursue the Education, Culture, and Society program at Penn GSE.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
April 12, 2022
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Catapult logo and symbol

The eClose Institute, Readlee, and Avela will work with Penn GSE’s Catapult virtual accelerator to grow their ventures into global difference-makers.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • 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.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
April 1, 2022
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Woodcut illustration of adult teaching children

“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.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
March 30, 2022
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The WOCHE panel, with Raquel Arredondo

A powerful, lively, and heartfelt panel took over the second floor of Houston Hall this past week as part of the seventh annual Women of Color in Higher Education Summit

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership
March 11, 2022
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Rina Madhani showing a package of books to a small child.

Struck by her own experience as an educator, Penn GSE alum Rina Madhani is helping promote childhood literacy in the underserved communities of the Bronx through a growing nonprofit.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
February 18, 2022
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A student participating in a class discussion.

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.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
February 14, 2022
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Four Penn GSE alumni working to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion

Four Penn GSE alumni describe how they are striving to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their roles at a education nonprofit, a middle school, a state university, and a tech company

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Alumni

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