Education Policy

Protecting against burnout

Penn GSE’s Kandi Wiens’ latest book aims to help readers build resilience to stress and heal their relationship to work.

Positioned for Success

The program, launched by recent College of Arts and Sciences grads Taussia Boadi and Cheryl Nnadi, was a 2023 Projects for Progress winner and provides academic support to middle school students affected by gun violence.

Kristen de Groot

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.

From Penn GSE

A legacy of leadership

Dean Pam Grossman has guided Penn’s Graduate School of Education through a capital campaign, a global pandemic, a historic building expansion, and unprecedented growth with ambition and compassion.

From Penn GSE

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In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Pa. just made a significant investment in public education. Why are advocates worried about it?

A. Brooks Bowden of the Graduate School of Education says that data on low-income students are more accurately reported by school districts than the American Community Survey measure.


The New York Times

Seeing workplace misery, they offer company

Kandi Wiens of the Graduate School of Education says that employer-provided wellness services tend to backfire more than help with burnout.


Philadelphia Business Journal

‘A unicorn in higher ed’: Moore College won’t be swept away in stream of art school closures, president says

Peter Eckel of the Graduate School of Education says that specialized schools that survive will be those that can find a niche and develop a pipeline of students in the near-term.



Teachers feel more negatively toward children who are chronically absent, study finds

Michael Gottfried of the Graduate School of Education is quoted on his research that found absenteeism puts students at a double disadvantage.


Philadelphia Inquirer

We need to preserve school shooting sites

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education writes that tearing down schools where shootings take place lets us look away from the atrocity of American gun violence and delays the day when we might do something real to stop it.


Spotlight PA

A big education fight stands in the way of a Pa. budget deal

A report from the Graduate School of Education found that the benefits of increased education spending would outweigh the cost to Pennsylvania taxpayers.