Penn GSE In the Media

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. | 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. | 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. 
Dallas News | May 17, 2018
Jonathan Zimmerman writes about the importance of trusting teachers to discuss controversial issues in age-appropriate ways. 
Times Higher Education | May 17, 2018
Sigal Ben-Porath’s book Free Speech on Campus is quoted regarding the importance of inclusiveness and respect for students with differing ideologies. 
Education Week | May 17, 2018
Laura Perna suggests that both the K-12 and higher education sectors should be involved in tackling the college-completion issue and providing meaningful support for low-income students. 
Harvard Business Review | May 10, 2018
Annie McKee discusses the importance of understanding other people in the workplace, in order to build the trust that is fundamental to making progress, and offers advice on how to read the underlying cues. 
Inside Sources | May 9, 2018
Joni Finney comments on Maryland’s focus on improving K-12 educational outcomes in order to improve college preparedness.  
Times Higher Education (U.K.) | May 9, 2018
Alan Ruby praised India’s decision to grant “autonomous status” to 62 universities, which allows the schools to establish new courses, curricula, salaries, and off-campus centers without government approval. 
Phoenix New Times | May 8, 2018
Richard Ingersoll comments on the weeklong walkout by Arizona teachers and the ground that teachers have gained, pointing out that the labor actions over teacher pay are coinciding with increased demands on educators. 
Houston Chronicle | May 3, 2018
Marybeth Gasman comments on Simmons’ presidency and highlights some strategies successful college leaders use to improve student outcomes and student retention. 
San Francisco Chronicle | April 26, 2018
Jonathan Zimmerman writes that By the People, an AP history textbook used in dozens of California high schools, was unfairly lambasted on some news and information platforms. 
The New York Times | April 26, 2018
Marybeth Gasman describes the phenomenon of HBCUs being held to higher standards than mostly white universities and that analysts are more likely to take a problem at one historically black college and universalize the issue across all HBCUs. 
The World University Rankings | April 24, 2018
Marybeth Gasman points out that while the number of minority-serving institutions in the U.S. will increase, there is still a lack of diverse faculty to educate an increasingly diverse student population. 
The World University Rankings | April 24, 2018
Marybeth Gasman points out that while the number of minority-serving institutions in the U.S. will increase, there is still a lack of diverse faculty to educate an increasingly diverse student population. 
Harvard Business Review | April 23, 2018
Annie McKee shares strategies for cultivating curiosity—instead of animosity—toward colleagues who irritate you. 
Philadelphia Inquirer | April 19, 2018
Howard Stevenson offers recommendations for effective training around unconscious bias and coping with racially charged situations. 
Education Week | April 18, 2018
Richard Ingersoll attributes some of the growth in the teaching force to increased hiring of special education teachers, teachers of English language learners, and math and science teachers. 
Education Week | April 17, 2018
Jonathan Zimmerman explains that principals’ divided minds about technology have existed throughout education history. 
The World University Rankings | April 12, 2018
Alan Ruby writes about the importance of investing in not only physical infrastructure, but also in human capital in order to maximize the success of China’s Belt and Rod initiative.