Penn GSE In the Media

Times Higher Education | June 14, 2017

Matthew Hartley and Alan Ruby advise a Kazakhstan government working group on how to create a governance structure for a research institution. 


Diverse Issues in Higher Education | June 14, 2017

Laura Perna notes the need to pay attention to short-term and long-term results for students who are encouraged to attend particular institutions, given the on-average low completion and transfer rates at community colleges.


The Chronicle of Higher Education | June 13, 2017

Jonathan Zimmerman analyzes Harvard’s reported decision to retract admissions offers from 10 students who posted offensive social media messages and suggests that “the best reply to bad speech is always more speech, not less.”


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | June 11, 2017

Joni Finney remarks on the disparities among Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities and notes that it is the government’s role to even out the opportunities.


Education Week | June 5, 2017

Jonathan Zimmerman discusses how K-12 educators must use care and discretion when expressing political opinions so they do not impose their beliefs on their students.


NEA Today | June 2, 2017

Richard Ingersoll comments on the importance of retaining teachers of color and the need to improve working conditions in schools where resources are scarce.


Washington Post | May 28, 2017

Nearly 200 teachers in D.C. Public Schools quit their jobs this school year. Richard Ingersoll comments on the research regarding high turnover rates in schools. 


The Washington Times | May 26, 2017

Marybeth Gasman comments on the significance of historically black college Dillard University's large enrollment of black female undergraduate students majoring in physics.


WHYY's NewsWorks | May 22, 2017

Marybeth Gasman reminisces about her father's racism and his eventual redemption in this essay that encourages open dialogue about race and racism.


WHYY's NewsWorks | May 22, 2017

Marybeth Gasman and Howard Stevenson participate in a live-streamed panel discussion on “What do we lose when we don’t talk about race and how could our lives improve if we did?"


The New York Times | May 8, 2017

Marybeth Gasman comments on Trump's offensive statement about disregarding $20 million in funding to HBCUs.


The Associated Press | May 8, 2017

Even though some colleges no longer require standardized test scores for admission, Jonathan Supovitz says some kind of standardized testing is necessary to evaluate students since there are differences in higher education quality across institutions.


Times Higher Education | May 4, 2017

"The biggest threat to the academy will not come from Washington. It will come from the statehouses..." writes Matthew Hartley in this op-ed.


School Library Journal | May 3, 2017

"Here is an uncomfortable truth: in children’s and young adult literature, Whiteness has long been the dominant narrative perspective," writes Ebony Elizabeth Thomas in this op-ed.


Education Dive | April 13, 2017

“It’s all about implementation,” said Andy Porter, in reference to a new C-SAIL analysis on U. S. states' implementation of college- and career-readiness policies . “What can states do to get these standards implemented? If they’re not implemented, they’re not relevant.”


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | April 11, 2017

Joni Finney comments on New York's decision to support tuition-free higher education.


The Post and Courier | April 10, 2017

"There’s so much rigorous empirical research that shows the University of Phoenix is merely capitalizing on black and brown students," said Marybeth Gasman, in response to South Carolina State University's planned partnership with the for-profit institution. 


The Philadelphia Inquirer | April 7, 2017

In this piece, Susan Yoon's work on combating nonscientific beliefs is mentioned.


The Chicago Tribune | April 7, 2017

The Chicago Tribune's editorial board cites Joni Finney's 2011 study that found Illinois' 1995 shift to more local control of colleges and universities intensified the state's higher education problems.

The New York Daily News | April 1, 2017

Jonathan Zimmerman pens this op-ed on teachers engaging politics in the classroom.


The Washington Post | March 28, 2017

"The sullied relationships between boards and presidents must improve to sustain historically black colleges and empower African-American students," writes Marybeth Gasman.


Inside Higher Ed | March 24, 2017

Most trustees come to the board table with no clue about what to expect. Cathy Trower and Penn AHEAD's Peter Eckel examine the individual competencies they should have to improve how the board governs.


The Hechinger Report | March 23, 2017

Laura Perna's work on College Promise programs is cited in this report on the rise of free-tuition program in many U.S. states.


Diverse Issues in Higher Education | March 21, 2017

“Empowering LGBTQ members of the African-American community is essential to ensuring that all students feel safe and comfortable in their learning environments,” said Marybeth Gasman.


The Huffington Post | March 19, 2017

Marybeth Gasman and Tyler Hallmark penned this op-ed on measures that prevent students from voting.


NPR | March 15, 2017

Appearing on NPR's Code Switch, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas discussed how fictional characters of color rarely get a full story, or a happy ending.


The Washington Post | March 2, 2017

The 2016 election provided plenty of evidence that Twitter has changed public dialogue. Jonathan Supovitz and a team of researchers analyzed more than a million tweets about the Common Core. Supovitz found interest groups harnessing Twitter in new, not always obvious ways to make their voice heard. “I think it has huge influence,” Supovitz said. “It’s a harbinger, right? This is the future.”

Los Angeles Times | March 1, 2017

Marybeth Gasman calls Education Secretary DeVos's highly controversial statement about HBCUs "inaccurate and whitewashing of U.S. history.


The Hill | March 1, 2017

Marybeth Gasman pens an op-ed in response to Education Secretary DeVos's highly controversial comments about HBCUs.

Inside Higher Ed | February 28, 2017

Marybeth Gasman reacts to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's issued statement about HBCUs, which has angered many advocates for historically black colleges.