Graduate School of Education

Supporting education in Ghana

The Graduate School of Education’s Sharon Wolf is leading a research project on reaching parents in remote and impoverished regions of Ghana with supportive text messages to share information on helping their children, especially girls, succeed in school.

Louisa Shepard

America as it actually was

“Teaching Independence: Bridging the Communications Gap,” took an in-depth look at the challenges of teaching the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, and the nation’s founding in the current political climate.

From Penn GSE

Penn and Lea School celebrate signing of $4.1 million commitment

The Henry C. Lea Elementary School, the University of Pennsylvania, Penn GSE, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, and the School District of Philadelphia celebrated the formalization of Penn’s deepened commitment to supporting the West Philadelphia K-8 school.

From Penn GSE

Panel headlines Women of Color in Higher Education Summit

The seventh annual Women of Color in Higher Education Summit provided information, perspectives, practical advice, and networking and mentorship opportunities exclusively to women and nonbinary people of color from Penn GSE and SP2.

From Penn GSE

In the News

Chicago Tribune

Jonathan Zimmerman: The Supreme Court gets an F in history for its rationales in abortion, gun rulings

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education writes that history can inform our contemporary debates, but it can’t resolve them.


Christian Science Monitor

One country, two histories: What does it mean to be an American?

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education says that the United States has come to an inflection point in our disagreements about what America is and what it means.


In NCAA Division I, new data shows burnout is rampant among administrators

Karen Weaver of the Graduate School of Education writes that while many former athletes, business majors and even some sports fans aspire to work in college sports, it doesn’t take long to realize that it cannot be defined as a typical 40 hour a week job.



Coping tips for parents and teachers after the Uvalde school shooting

Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education provides tips on coping in the aftermath of the shootings in Uvalde, Texas.


The Washington Post

Momentum builds behind a three-year degree to lower college costs

Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education is quoted on the worries that speeding up curriculum to graduate from college in three years would “cheapen the degree.”