May 31, 2024
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Penelope Lusk, a Ph.D. candidate at Penn GSE, has been awarded a 2024 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for a year of study at the University of Oxford in England.

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December 21, 2023
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A large multicultural group of 27 youth, parents, and other adults pose together in a semicircle, smiling at the camera in a classroom.

The community-based research partnership aims to effect change through community members’ own research into the educational issues they face.

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December 19, 2023
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Penn GSE 2023 Stories, clockwise from top left: Dean Katharine O. Strunk; Dr. James Lester delivers the keynote at the McGraw Center for Educational Leadership opening event; Suzanne McGraw is in the audience at an event, listening; Cover art for the second episode of the Educator's Playbook Podcast

Look back with us at some of the stories that defined 2023 for our community.

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September 19, 2023
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Penn GSE student Meresa García sits outside on cement steps in front of a brick wall on the University of Pennsylvania campus wearing a tan t-shirt and blue jeans, smiling at the camera

Meresa García, an Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program student at Penn GSE, has embarked on a mission to promote literacy and education in Philadelphia. Her journey into advocacy was ignited by her lifelong love for books and her realization of the challenges facing public school students in the city.

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August 9, 2023
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Organizers are seeking presentations of original curriculum, research, or pedagogy related to re-establishing school and classroom communities as authentic, positive, and nurturing spaces. Submissions are due Aug. 18.

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May 25, 2023
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She was selected as one of 25 fellows from a highly competitive pool of early-career scholars.

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March 8, 2023
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A group of teenage high school students hanging out during a recent Black Girls Literacies Project meeting. Everyone is casually dressed and comfortable. They’re seated around a coffee table piled high with school boxes, art supplies and snacks. They’re in the middle of doing a project. Everyone is happy and smiling, and several of the students are making the peace sign with their hands. It looks fun and friendly.

Doctoral student Barrett Rosser and the Philadelphia Writing Project are expanding the notion of literacy to help young Black women express self-love, build community and foster their identities.

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February 15, 2023
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A montage of alternating book covers. The two new books in the montage were written by Penn GSE professors Sigal Ben-Porath and Jonathan Zimmerman.

Sigal Ben-Porath and Jonathan Zimmerman study the boundaries of free speech and censorship in classrooms and curriculums.

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January 10, 2023
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A word cloud illustrating the top words across the 15 most-read articles in 2022

Readers came to the Penn GSE website for practical, easy-to-apply advice that resonated in classrooms and communities around the world.

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January 9, 2023
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Illustration by David J. Connor showing three mothers with their children. The artwork is used on the front cover of María Cioè-Peña’s book, (M)othering Labeled Children: Bilingualism and Disability in the Lives of Latinx Mothers.

She pushes back against labels that limit opportunities for bilingual children with dis/abilities.

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