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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August 18, 2023
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Damani White-Lewis told Science last week that a recent study finding many researchers of color are at a disadvantage in the postdoctoral hiring process is both “very important” and “very needed.” He proposed addressing the issue by increasing network connections across universities to create “strong bonds” for minorities.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
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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June 28, 2023
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Tamir Harper smiles with his students at Henry C. Lea School

Tamir Harper, a teacher at the Henry C. Lea School and master’s degree student at Penn GSE, recently shared with Penn Today that although “it’s exhausting sometimes” and “a lot of pressure,” being a Black male educator “is an honor.”

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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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April 4, 2023
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Assistant Professor Ericka Weathers pictured outside Penn GSE on a sunny spring afternoon. She is leaning against a reflective glass wall as she smiles at the camera.

An assistant professor of education policy, Weathers combs through historical data to find policies that harm marginalized communities. Her work is influencing Congress.

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February 28, 2023
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Colorful graphic of women of multiple races and ages mingling

Now in its eighth year, the March 16 event is organized by the Dean’s office. The keynote speaker is Tamara Greenfield King, Penn’s interim vice provost for University Life.

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January 31, 2023
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Growing up, Ismael Jimenez loved learning but not school. Now an adjunct professor in Penn GSE's UTAP program, Jimenez explains what he means and makes the case that Africana Studies can save education in a recent op-ed for Education Week.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
January 10, 2023
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Institutions need better data on faculty backgrounds, their experiences and working conditions, and (in)equities in measures of success, Laura W. Perna writes.

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January 10, 2023
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A word cloud illustrating the top words across the 15 most-read articles in 2022

Readers came to the Penn GSE website for practical, easy-to-apply advice that resonated in classrooms and communities around the world.

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