October 13, 2020
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Penn GSE professor Jonathan Zimmerman teaches a class.

Jonathan Zimmerman recently told the New York Times that the split dates back to education reformers wanting to improve schools, and keep babies safe.

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
September 11, 2020
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A white rose is left inside an engraved name at the 9/11 memorial in New York City.

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher and Deepa Iyer argue that 9/11 curricula should include lessons on the Global War on Terror, Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism, and community building.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
July 30, 2020
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Jonathan Zimmerman teaching a class.

Considered one of the foremost education historians today, Zimmerman has been listed among Education Week’s annual Top 100 "Edu-Scholars" who influence public discussion in the USA for the past decade.

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • News from Penn GSE
June 15, 2020
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Briana Nichols, left, and Jessica Peng, right, have both received prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships.

Higher Education assistant professor Amalia Dache received an NAED/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.

  • Higher Education
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
June 12, 2020
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Daris McInnis, left, reading to pre-kindergarten students in Washington, DC, and right, serving in the Army.

‘I was more terrified to teach small kids than to join the Army. I did it, and it was the best experience of my life.’

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
May 28, 2020
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Pennsylvania mail-in ballots for the 2020 primary election.

When the COVID-19 pandemic shifted Rand Quinn’s class online this spring, his students decided their main project should change too.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
May 1, 2020
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A graphic featuring the books on Rabani Garg's list.

Penn GSE doctoral student Rabani Garg has created a list that showcases ‘the diversity of Muslim life across the world’.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
April 30, 2020
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Jasmine Blanks Jones works with a student artist at B4 Youth Theater.

When Ebola hit Liberia, Penn GSE student Jasmine Blanks Jones’ youth theater company took on conspiracy theories and a lack of trust in the government. If that sounds familiar, she has ideas for improving messaging during the pandemic.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Special Topic: COVID-19
March 27, 2020
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Two students walk in front of Penn GSE's building.

Penn GSE teacher’s teacher education programs listed among the nation’s best.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Higher Education
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
February 17, 2020
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Krystal Strong testifies to the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee

Strong said African students are “learning what it means to be a citizen, developing political identities, and learning the extent to which their governments and societies will support them.”

  • Global Initiatives
  • Language, Literacy & Culture

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