The people of Penn GSE create opportunity wherever they go.

Our community of more than 18,000 alumni has a global impact in an array of professions that transform lives through education.

Our research, field placements, and partnerships improve education on the ground across The School District of Philadelphia, addressing a microcosm of national issues in education. Our programs for working professionals and expertise in entrepreneurship infuse the professional landscape and education marketplace with ideas that make a difference. Our intercultural programs unleash the power of education locally and globally across linguistic and national boundaries.

Reading The Penn GSE Magazine will keep you updated on the research, innovations, and impact of the School and our community. Read stories of our impact below or browse our magazine archive.

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Campaign Impact Report

Thanks to generous support, Penn GSE successfully concluded the multi-year Extraordinary Impact Campaign on June 30, 2021, as part of the University-wide Power of Penn Campaign. The largest fundraising effort in the School’s history, Extraordinary Impact raised $98.3 million, dramatically increasing support for priorities across Penn GSE.

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Partnering to Shape Urban Education: Penn GSE Builds National Models and Practitioner Communities

Penn GSE is working in Philadelphia to establish national models of instruction and data use—and improve children’s lives both in and outside of school.

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Recasting the Moment: Professor Howard Stevenson on Creating Change Through Racial Literacy

A nationally sought expert on racial stress and racial trauma, Penn GSE’s Dr. Howard Stevenson discusses the national landscape and how racial literacy can help create a better future.

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Adapting in Times of Change: Penn GSE Alumni Shape Education’s Future

The role of educators and leaders worldwide is more important than ever in today’s landscape. Four Penn GSE alumni share the challenges they have faced as while charting a promising path forward.

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Driving Innovation: Penn GSE Transforms Education for a Changing World

Whether by galvanizing urgent conversations, empowering educators, inspiring entrepreneurs, or propelling innovative degree programs, Penn GSE is at the forefront of transforming education for a changing world.

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Creating a World of Opportunity: Penn GSE Partners for Global Impact

In locations around the globe, Penn GSE is forging new paths and setting new precedents for meaningful change in education.

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Learning, Sharing, and Making Meaning: Philadelphia Writing Project Advances Writing Across the City

Diane Waff, C’76, GRD’07, and Judy Buchanan discuss how the Philadelphia Writing Project enriches K–12 teachers’ and students’ learning and how a new initiative is cultivating Philadelphia’s youngest writers.

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Building a Community of Leaders: Penn GSE’s Chief Learning Officer Program Goes Virtual

Throughout a successful transition to remote learning, Penn GSE’s Chief Learning Officer program has focused on building community among leaders of workplace learning.

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