December 16, 2022
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Penn GSE is bringing hope and opportunity to a new era. In keeping with Dean Pam Grossman’s vision of access and inclusion, practical knowledge, powerful partnerships, and innovation for impact, Penn GSE is unleashing the power of possibility through education—building a diverse pipeline of the educators and leaders the world needs. The School is grateful to the generous donors who are investing in this work. Here are three stories of support for Penn GSE’s mission.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Global Initiatives
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
December 16, 2022
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An illustration of a woman looking at herself in a handheld mirror against a bright yellow background.

Penn GSE alumni bring diverse perspectives to their classrooms and make DEI a priority for their students.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
December 16, 2022
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A seated teacher, wearing a face mask and glasses, is surrounded by several masked elementary students and reaches across a table to engage with a student's paper.

Amid a growing shortage, Penn GSE prepares and empowers future teachers to thrive—and persist—in the classroom.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
December 13, 2022
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Portrait of Damani White-Lewis outdoors, smiling, with a green leafy background. He is wearing a tan sports jacket.

His goal is to shift hiring and retention practices in higher ed through data, interventions, and conversations about racialized organizational dynamics.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Policy & Analysis
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.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
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 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
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

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