Education Policy

Penn GSE makes math meaningful for West Philly kids

The Responsive Math Teaching project, currently funded by the National Science, has kids in West Philly schools engaging in the work, rather than passively completing it, through summer “math festivals.”

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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.

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Confronting COVID’s lost generation

Fourth-year Victoria Sousa in the School of Arts & Sciences writes about South America’s current educational crisis, brought on by the pandemic in regions without computers or Wi-Fi.


CBS News

Book ban battle plays out in public schools as more novels are pulled from shelves

Dan Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences says that book bans are just the latest instance of national politics coming to a boiling point.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Pa. waived the basic skills requirement for educators. Will it work to attract more teachers?

Dean Pam Grossman and Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education speak on the potential drawbacks of waiving basic skills tests for teacher preparation programs.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Central Bucks West tells teachers not to use students’ preferred names and pronouns without parent approval

Patrick Sexton of the Graduate School of Education says that procedures like the new guidelines in a suburban school district can disconnect students from their academics and from a necessary system of support.



Kathleen Hall Jamieson on civics education

In a video interview, Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses the Center’s Constitution Day civics survey and the importance of civics education.



Who benefits most from student loan forgiveness? Economists, investment banks and education experts weigh in

The White House says that the Penn Wharton Budget Model’s analysis supports its findings that most student loan forgiveness benefits will flow to low and middle earners.