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
March 8, 2022
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Cracked pavement with the Ukrainian and Russian flags painted on.

Penn GSE doctoral student Lightning P. Jay talked with Tech & Learning about ways educators can engage in this difficult but worthwhile conversation with their students.

  • Teaching & Learning
March 1, 2022
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Abdulrahman Bindamnan smiling in a suit

Halfway around the world from home, a Penn GSE alum discovered a passion for writing — and teaching other non-native English writers.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
February 8, 2022
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Pam Grossman speaking at a podium

The meeting featured high-level findings from four research studies and a thorough discussion of Penn GSE’s educational framework for practice-based learning.

  • Leadership
  • Teaching & Learning
February 1, 2022
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desert sands

Penn GSE’s Abby Reisman and Sigal Ben-Porath penned a piece for the Washington Post denouncing legislative efforts to limit classroom discussions on race, gender, and sexual orientation.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
January 31, 2022
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Lea School hallway

Following the formalization of a five-year, $4.1 million deal between Penn and Henry C. Lea Elementary School,  many throughout the city are wondering how the extra support will transform the school over the coming years.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Teaching & Learning
January 28, 2022
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Lea School exterior

The University and its Graduate School of Education will contribute more than $4 million to the West Philadelphia K-8 school throughout the next five years.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Teaching & Learning
January 27, 2022
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Rabani Garg and Sibylla Shekerdjiska-Benatova discuss what goes into the creation of the Best Books for Young Readers list — and what it means to them.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
January 27, 2022
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Best Books for Young Readers title card

Now more than ever, it is imperative that the stories we tell, read, and write are reflective of the histories and experiences of the many different communities that make up our world — communities which are often missing from bookshelves in schools and libraries.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
January 27, 2022
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A professor wearing a white shirt and striped tie addresses a classroom of students who are listening and taking notes. The screen in the background has a large pi symbol] [Photo caption] Dr. Zachary Hermann is executive director of Penn GSE’s Center for Professional Learning, which offers virtual programs to support educators at various levels in the face of changing educational environments.

One of many virtual offerings of Penn GSE’s Center for Professional Learning, the Strategic Leadership Certificate program is helping educators strengthen their effectiveness and deepen their impact.

  • Higher Education
  • Leadership
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni

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