Graduate School of Education

How to explain war to children: Tips from Penn GSE

Marsha Richardson, director of Penn GSE’s School and Mental Health Counseling Program, says navigating disturbing current events is challenging, but can be done in thoughtful and supportive ways.

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How to encourage student attendance

From Penn GSE’s Educator’s Playbook, Michael Gottfried highlights approaches that schools and teachers can take to address absenteeism by identifying root causes and creating a supportive environment for all students.

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In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

A plan to overhaul Pa.’s higher education landscape is a long time coming, but questions remain

Joni E. Finney of the Graduate School of Education says that Gov. Josh Shapiro’s efforts to tackle higher education reform in Pennsylvania are an accomplishment but fail to address the problem with Penn State’s Commonwealth campuses.

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Nature

How to depolarize your students

Sigal Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education says that faculty members and academic leaders can promote depolarization by encouraging constructive dialogue in and out of class, cultivating viewpoint diversity within boundaries and expanding civic spaces.

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The Hill

College enrollment could take a big hit in 2025. Here’s why

Peter Eckel of the Graduate School of Education says that demographics is destiny when it comes to the future decline in the traditional college-age population.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Sandra Day O’Connor and the promise of civic education

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education writes that teaching schoolchildren about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship might be the only way to heal our polarized society.

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WVPB (Charleston, West Virginia)

Us & Them: Diminished trust in science

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education says that skepticism about science is almost built into the DNA of the U.S., in part because of its form of government.

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