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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Fortifying the Future

Amid a growing shortage, Penn GSE prepares and empowers future teachers to thrive—and persist—in the classroom.

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“The Theme Is that We Give to Students”: Penn GSE’s Dr. Andrea Kane on School Leadership and Supporting Students’ Potential

New faculty member and former superintendent Dr. Andrea Kane shares her expertise in instructional leadership, access and equity, and more, as she brings her perspective from twenty-five years in public schools to Penn GSE.

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Education and Democracy: Penn GSE Faculty and Students Work to Advance Civic Life

As a complex era fuels urgent questions about the state of American democracy, faculty and students at Penn GSE are examining key issues of freedom, voice, and dialogue while helping foster respectful discussion within the classroom and beyond.

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Multiple Pathways to Excellence: Penn GSE Prepares Teachers to Transform Lives

Recent graduates of Penn GSE’s three teacher education master’s programs are implementing what they’ve learned, showing a deep commitment to their students’ futures as they teach mathematics, English, and science.

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Immigration, Education, and Coming of Age: Penn GSE Welcomes Dr. Roberto Gonzales

The first Penn Integrates Knowledge professor to hold an appointment at Penn GSE, Dr. Roberto Gonzales discusses the journey that led to his research on immigrant populations and envisions next steps in his new role.

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The Future of Higher Education: Penn GSE Faculty, Students, and Alumni Look Ahead

Seeing hope amidst current challenges, Penn GSE professors, scholars, and graduates are examining the changing landscape of higher education and envisioning opportunities to advance educational opportunity and racial justice.

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Professional Counseling Master’s Program Trains Future Therapists Amid a Pandemic

Penn GSE students preparing for counseling careers have strived to deliver mental health services to vulnerable populations via virtual internships while studying remotely themselves.

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