Graduate School of Education

20 Penn students and recent graduates awarded Fulbright grants

Twenty Penn students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright grants for 2021-22, including 12 graduating seniors, six graduate students, and two recent graduates. They will conduct research, pursue graduate degrees, or teach English in Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Tajikistan. 

Louisa Shepard

Karen Detlefsen named Penn vice provost for education

The professor of philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Graduate School of Education, has been named vice provost for education at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.

Leo Charney

In the News

The Hechinger Report

Black teachers ground down by racial battle fatigue after a year like no other

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about the pandemic’s impact on the teaching workforce and suggested that the economy’s recovery could increase teacher turnover and retirements.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Pivoting to middle school teacher from bank teller to stay ahead of disruption

Dean Pam Grossman of the Graduate School of Education said technology has yet to significantly disrupt education or replace the need for teachers. “Teaching and learning are fundamentally relational processes, and without the relationship, it’s hard to engage learners, particularly those that aren’t motivated,” she said.


The Hill

It's time to tell students how much college costs

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education wrote an opinion piece about students’ need for transparency about the true cost of college, not just the sticker price.



A state higher education system struggles to create a new template for college athletics

Karen Weaver of the Graduate School of Education wrote about how the merging of six of Pennsylvania’s state colleges will affect student athletes.


Washington Monthly

Our divisions are worse than you think

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education reflects on conservatives and progressives who are locked into their own media bubbles, while each presents America as under existential threat for vastly different reasons.