Graduate School of Education

Nine tips for moving secondary teaching online

Betty Chandy, Catalyst @ Penn GSE’s Director for Online Learning, has prepared educators and schools for virtual and blended learning at the middle and high school levels.

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Guidelines for moving college courses online

In response to the coronavirus, college instructors are shifting their in-person courses online. Zachary Herrmann and Penn GSE’s Center for Professional Learning have some experience making this work.

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Talking to kids about coronavirus

Kids are going to have questions and fears about the COVID-19 virus. Caroline Watts, a practicing child therapist and Penn GSE’s Director of School and Community Engagement, shares how parents can address them.

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Putting Black history lessons into action

Five GSE doctoral students and participants in Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action share the Black history they wish they learned in school.

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In the News


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Will coronavirus close your college for good?

Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education spoke about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the financial health of higher education.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

An admissions bet goes bust

Alan Ruby of the Graduate School of Education spoke about universities’ dependence on international student enrollment for revenue. “They have pursued international revenues with the belief that the market will be consistent or grow,” he said. “But because it’s a market, there will be volatility. Markets aren’t constant.”

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USA Today

Impeachment: Republicans are in the tank for Trump, but Democrats aren't impartial, either

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education weighed in on the potential effects of bias in the impeachment trial. “I must keep my mind open to new arguments and evidence, instead of closing myself off before we have heard them,” he wrote.

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The Washington Post

America’s schools are more diverse than ever. But the teachers are still mostly white

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and School of Arts and Sciences discussed the lack of diversity in teaching. “It’s not enough to recruit,” he said. “If we don’t improve retention, I’m not optimistic for closing the gap.”

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The Washington Post

‘Set your price for a slave,’ a fifth-grade work sheet read. It landed the teacher on leave

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas of the Graduate School of Education spoke about best practices for, and common missteps in, discussing slavery in the classroom. “We’re really wrestling with how to teach about the trauma of the past,” she said.

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