January 6, 2022
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Nichols with a group of young women who participated in a weekly collaborative workshop with her

While migration research tends to focus on migrants and the countries that receive them, Briana Nichols, a joint doctoral candidate in Education, Culture, and Society, and Anthropology, chose to focus her research on the community members who are fighting to stay.

  • Higher Education
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
December 2, 2021
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Four tiled images include a professor speaking in front of a blackboard, Independence Hall against a clear sky, a white graphic illustration of the map of USA against a dark blue background, and protestors creating human rights signs. A large red block in the center reads “Education and Democracy.”

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.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
July 21, 2021
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Amalia Dache sits on a ledge overlooking a harbor during a research trip to Cuba.

Penn GSE’s Amalia Daché has studied Afro Cuban life and educational opportunities under Cuba’s dictatorship. She says the world is seeing Afro Cubans’ frustration with the racist and classist society the regime maintains.

  • Higher Education
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
July 1, 2021
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Outdoors, a woman wearing a backpack hugs two children. The three people are facing away from the camera. A headline reads, “Collaborating with Communities.”

Educational and social inequities have long been top of mind for Penn GSE’s Professor Vivian Gadsden, who works with families and educators to uplift the underserved and develop a new definition of child well-being.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Alumni
June 22, 2021
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Students in a project-based learning certificate program class collaborate to find a solution to a problem.

In a new book, Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman and GSE’s Zachary Herrmann, Sarah Schneider Kavanagh, and Christopher Pupik Dean say the approach can empower students to be engaged citizens and take on modern challenges.

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Leadership
June 2, 2021
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Nora Gross

Penn GSE graduate Nora Gross is turning her dissertation, which followed two years in a Philadelphia school where three boys died in shootings, into a book for the University of Chicago Press.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
May 28, 2021
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Gareth Smail, left, and Irteza Binte-Farid

Four Penn GSE alumni received NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships.

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
April 9, 2021
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Vivian Gadsden

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Yasmin Kafai will also lead sessions at AERA’s annual meeting.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
March 15, 2021
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Howard Stevenson and Nancy Hornberger

Penn GSE’s Howard Stevenson and Nancy Hornberger will be inducted at the National Academy of Education (NAEd) at November’s NAEd Annual Meeting.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
March 2, 2021
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Three participants take part in an ERFIP workshop.

Sharon Ravitch and Reima Shakeir recently released case studies of eight philanthropies operating in the Global South.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Language, Literacy & Culture

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