December 16, 2022
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Penn GSE alumni bring diverse perspectives to their classrooms and make DEI a priority for their students.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
November 1, 2022
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A student making a poster that says "No Planet B"

More than 130 local educators came together at a recent writing conference co-hosted by the Philadelphia Writing Project.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
September 21, 2022
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Two Penn GSE students share their enriching experiences as interns in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Alumni
September 15, 2022
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A seven-year project shows that standards-based reform has not lived up to its promise, but it also provides a big-picture perspective of what worked — and didn’t work — in the implementation process. This knowledge holds lessons for education leaders as they undertake future reforms aimed at improving instruction and advancing student achievement.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
August 29, 2022
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"I’ve spent my adult life studying the ways that human beings imagine education, across space and time," wrote Zimmerman, a leading historian of education. "In a diverse nation, what should kids learn? And who should decide that?"

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
June 10, 2022
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Three generations of women

Running the impactful Penn Literacy Network is truly a family affair. Lara Paparo, the programs associate director, was recently awarded her doctorate of education from Penn GSE, making her the third generation in the family to achieve an Ed.D. here.

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
May 18, 2022
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Penn GSE's Jonathan Zimmerman and editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson are recognized for their contribution to the conversation about free speech. 

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
April 4, 2022
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GSE Dean Pam Grossman and Lea Principal Aaron Gerwer answer questions about the partnership, its history, and their shared vision for prioritizing the needs and desires of the Lea community.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
April 1, 2022
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“Teaching Independence: Bridging the Communications Gap” brought educators from around the area together to discuss the complicated task of teaching race and its relation to America’s founding in a harshly divided political climate.

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
March 11, 2022
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Rina Madhani showing a package of books to a small child.

Struck by her own experience as an educator, Penn GSE alum Rina Madhani is helping promote childhood literacy in the underserved communities of the Bronx through a growing nonprofit.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning

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