April 1, 2022
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Woodcut illustration of adult teaching children

“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
January 27, 2022
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Rabani Garg and Sibylla Shekerdjiska-Benatova discuss what goes into the creation of the Best Books for Young Readers list — and what it means to them.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
January 27, 2022
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Best Books for Young Readers title card

Now more than ever, it is imperative that the stories we tell, read, and write are reflective of the histories and experiences of the many different communities that make up our world — communities which are often missing from bookshelves in schools and libraries.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Teaching & Learning
January 24, 2022
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Best of 2021 collage

As 2022 gets rolling, let's take one last look back at our top stories of 2021.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Education
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Leadership
  • Teaching & Learning
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
December 1, 2021
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2011 McGraw Prize winner, Mitchel Resnick is the head of the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab. His team is known for the work it has done to innovate media-based learning, such as developing the computer programming language known as Scratch, the world’s largest free coding community designed specifically for kids, which makes coding accessible for children and enables them to create their own stories, games and animations while fostering creativity, systematic reasoning and collaboration.

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
October 4, 2021
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2018 McGraw Prize winner, Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. Saujani is also a bestselling author, award-winning podcast host, and fierce advocate for girls and women.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Language, Literacy & Culture
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

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