Penn GSE In the Media

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | September 11, 2018
Andrew Martinez offers guidance on how administrators, faculty, and peers can help cultivate a positive transition for first-generation students entering college or graduate school. 
Bloomberg News | September 6, 2018
A Penn AHEAD study on enrollment and completion of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is cited in a commentary on the online education platform MasterClass, which recently received an influx of investment funding. 
Chicago Tribune | August 27, 2018
Joni Finney comments on new public policy initiatives in Illinois to increase college affordability and bolster need-based financial aid programs, with the aim of reducing brain drain from the state.  
Chalkbeat | August 23, 2018
Matthew Steinberg is cited for his recently published research on the relationship between suspensions and student test scores in Philadelphia district schools. 
Chronicle of Higher Education | August 12, 2018
Ryan Baker and Valerie Ross of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed the benefits and challenges of using AI in the classroom. 
Philadelphia Inquirer | August 9, 2018
Marybeth Gasman wrote a viral Facebook post about her experience wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt in public. 
The Washington Post | August 9, 2018
Robert Zemsky cautions that universities and colleges are stretching their already-thin resources by rushing to add new majors in reaction to declining enrollments. 
The Globe and Mail | July 31, 2018
Sigal Ben-Porath was cited for her concept of “inclusive freedom,” which joins a commitment to free speech with the belief that all people should have the chance to participate in free expression and learning. 
Yahoo Lifestyle | July 31, 2018
Linda Leibowitz discussed news of LeBron James’s “I Promise School,” which aims to support students at risk of falling behind their peers. 
WLRN Miami | July 26, 2018
Peter Kuriloff comments on the role of school leaders in making elite private schools more tolerant places and the importance of listening to students of color. 
Times Higher Education (U.K.) | July 17, 2018
Alan Ruby said that the Indian government’s decision to designate just six universities as “Institutes of Eminence” was a sensible choice, which would allow them to concentrate available resources. 
WNPR (Hartford, Conn.) | July 16, 2018
Joni Finney is interviewed on her work to improve access to higher education, and she discusses some of the challenges that states are facing. 
Philadelphia Inquirer | July 11, 2018
Richard Ingersoll discusses reasons why teachers—particularly teachers of color—leave the profession, citing a lack of classroom autonomy and lack of voice into schoolwide decisions. 
Psychotherapy networker | July 5, 2018
Howard Stevenson is interviewed about his work on racial literacy and the therapeutic processes involved in helping people experience racial health. 
Harvard Business Review | July 5, 2018
Annie McKee offers practical advice on building a compassionate environment for employees who are going through stressful situations, while at the same time keeping your team productive and professional. 
The New York Review of Books | June 28, 2018
The New York Review of Books looks to Sigal Ben-Porath's Free Speech on Campus and Jonathan Zimmerman's The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools in analyzing issues of free speech in the context of college campuses. 
Forbes | June 27, 2018
Bobbi Kurshan discusses her experience teaching coding to refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos. 
The New York Times | June 22, 2018
Jonathan Zimmerman comments on the prom as an ingrained high school tradition that students who identify outside the binary want to openly be a part of--similar to the dynamics that propelled same-sex marriage. 
NPR | June 19, 2018
Sharon Wolf speaks about her work with the Ghanaian government to revamp preschools in the capital city of Accra. 
The Chronicle of Higher Education | June 17, 2018
Marybeth Gasman discusses the disconnect between universities’ messaging on diversity and the realities of their hiring practices and treatment of faculty of color. 
Houston Chronicle | June 7, 2018
Nelson Flores discusses the importance of learning about and valuing the linguistic diversity and rich linguistic practices of students from low-income backgrounds. 
The New York Times | June 5, 2018
Michael Johanek notes that the Edcamp model can be meaningful not only for teachers but also for school leaders. 
The New York Times | June 4, 2018
Matthew Steinberg and Kenneth Shore’s study on the impact of the great recession on student achievement was referenced with regard to the effects of spending disparities. 
NPR | June 3, 2018
Penn AHEAD (led by executive director Laura Perna), in partnership with the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and the Council for Opportunity in Education, published a report that provides a window into the college experience of students who receive federal college grants. 
Philadelphia Magazine Online | June 1, 2018
Jonathan Zimmerman suggests that schools could play a role in countering prematurely sexualizing imagery, if people of every political side were to agree. 
NPR | May 30, 2018
Sharon Wolf describes her work to transform preschool education in Ghana by training teachers in play-based and child-centered instruction, and she discusses the challenges of overcoming Ghanaian parents’ resistance to this new approach to learning. 
Philly.com | May 29, 2018
Howard Stevenson spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News about the need for Starbucks’ training to extend beyond just one day and to include discussion about employees’ personal experiences. 
NPR | May 28, 2018
Joni Finney suggests it is worth continuing the Tennessee Promise, which makes two years of community college free to Tennessee’s graduating high school seniors, but cautions that it is still too soon to draw firm conclusions from Tennessee’s data. 
Time.com | May 23, 2018
Marybeth Gasman says that freshman enrollment at HBCUs is up 40 percent. The surge is in part attributed to increasingly visible incidents of racism throughout the nation. 
MLive: Michigan News Live | May 23, 2018
Laura Perna discusses some of the factors that impact college completion, in particular the financial challenges that students face. 

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