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
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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