Graduate School of Education

Children’s literature as ‘seed work’

Penn GSE’s Ebony Elizabeth Thomas discusses the importance of more diverse books for kids and the challenges that continue to stifle early anti-racist learning. She also shares a curated list of recommended books for youth catered to this particular moment.

Lauren Hertzler



In the News


Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM)

How are teens and young adults coping?

Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education and Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about how young people view the threat of COVID-19 and the effects of police violence on their mental health.

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USA Today

Trump and Republicans are following the Goldwater model with QAnon. That didn't end well

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education wrote about the role of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which the current administration has declined to denounce, in the 2020 presidential election.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Many private schools are planning to open in person as public schools are stuck online

Steve Piltch of the Graduate School of Education said private school enrollment has declined during the last decade. “Whatever the classes were there to begin with, they were smaller than most of the public schools are,” he said.

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Times Higher Education

Questions over implementation as India approves system overhaul

Alan Ruby of the Graduate School of Education commented on India’s plans to overhaul its higher education system. “The big story is the commitment to growing the total size of the sector by adding 35 million places, effectively doubling the current infrastructure,” he said.

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Newsday

Wanted: A Civilian Coronavirus Corps

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education advocated for a program that would enlist college students and other young adults to support school-aged children with online learning and extracurricular activities in exchange for a small stipend during the pandemic.

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