Penn GSE In the Media

Inside Sources | June 20, 2017
Richard Ingersoll comments on the history of teachers’ unions and the importance of understanding the historical context when looking at political issues facing unions today. 
Houston Chronicle | June 20, 2017
Marybeth Gasman comments on Ruth Simmons’s background as a graduate of a historically black college, her achievements as president of Brown University, and the benefits these experiences will bring to Prairie View.  
Higher Education Today | June 19, 2017
Laura Perna and Roman Ruiz write about the correlations between place of residence and college attainment, and how understanding these correlations can help target the needs of different communities. | June 15, 2017
Jonathan Zimmerman questions David Horowitz’s code of ethics and how students can learn the skills of democracy if we prohibit our teachers from modeling them. 
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 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?" 
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. 
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. 
The New York Times | May 8, 2017
Marybeth Gasman comments on Trump's offensive statement about disregarding $20 million in funding to HBCUs. 
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.