October 28, 2021
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A black and white photo of Betty Deane from 1987 is next to a translucent image of the Graduate School of Education building. Text on the image reads “Penn GSE Remembers Betty Deane.”

The Penn GSE community mourns the loss of longtime staff member Betty Deane, who served an extraordinary tenure of more than five decades at the School.

  • Higher Education
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
October 28, 2021
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Profile shot shows Dr. Roberto Gonzales with hands crossed and looking over his right shoulder, against a gradient backdrop with blue and red color tones. White text on the image reads, “Immigration, Education, and Coming of Age.”]

The first Penn Integrates Knowledge professor to hold an appointment at Penn GSE, Dr. Roberto Gonzales discusses the journey that led to his research on immigrant populations and envisions next steps in his new role.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
October 28, 2021
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A view behind several students in a classroom, each with a raised hand. Text reads “Multiple Pathways to Excellence.”

Recent graduates of Penn GSE’s three teacher education master’s programs are implementing what they’ve learned, showing a deep commitment to their students’ futures as they teach mathematics, English, and science.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
October 28, 2021
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Sharon Wolf

In a new study, Penn GSE’s Sharon Wolf documents in detail how inequalities impacted learning in Ghana during the pandemic and shares how that could inform any nation’s approach to instruction this fall.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
October 21, 2021
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Teachers work on a project-based learning project

In an op-ed in EdWeek, Penn GSE’s Dean Pam Grossman, Zachary Herrmann, and Sarah Schneider Kavanagh write that incorporating project-based learning is just like running: start a little at a time.

  • Teaching & Learning
September 28, 2021
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Ruger, Lepore, and Grossman in the Q & A

Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman spoke with historian and best-selling author Jill Lepore at the School’s annual Steven S. Goldberg and Jolley Bruce Christman Lecture in Education Law

  • Teaching & Learning
September 24, 2021
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Young students sitting on the floor

An inaugural Penn Projects for Progress program led by a Penn GSE team focused on reconnecting West Philadelphia students to school and one another, rather than academic remediation. 

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Teaching & Learning
September 22, 2021
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Student speaking in class

Commenting on a new 6abc investigation, Penn GSE’s Bob Jarvis offers some suggestions for addressing inequities.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
August 10, 2021
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Students working independently in class

In new research published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Michael Gottfried (Penn GSE), J. Jacob Kirksey (Texas Tech) and Tina L. Fletcher (Penn) examine the impact of having a same-race teacher on attendance.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Teaching & Learning
July 29, 2021
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A group of educators attempts to stack cups on a table during a project-based learning professional development workshop.

Project-based learning could change the game for students this fall. Sarah Schneider Kavanagh and Zachary Herrmann have some thoughts on what school leaders need to do to support it.

  • Teaching & Learning

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