Secondary Education

Coding with kids

Since 2017, Penn Engineering computer science students have taught Philadelphia-area middle school students in multiple after-school coding clubs. The goals are to nurture an interest in computer science and increase confidence.

Penn Today Staff

Summer Mentorship Program introduces high school students to dental medicine

Penn Dental Medicine hosted a group of high school students as part of Penn’s Provost Summer Mentorship Program, a four-week, college-career immersion program, aimed to inspire first-generation and under-represented minority students in Philadelphia to view higher education as an achievable goal.

Penn Today Staff

Physics on display

Hundreds of regional junior high and high school students visited Penn’s campus in early January to beat the winter blues—and reds—by watching physics demonstrations about lights and waves.

Erica K. Brockmeier

Penn alumnus and staff member named TIAA Difference Maker

The two-time Penn alumnus and staff member at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships has been selected as a TIAA Difference Maker 100 honoree for his efforts to improve nutrition for the young people of West Philadelphia.

Jill DiSanto

West Philly students cook up on campus

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships helps high school students from West Philadelphia develop their strengths and interests through Leaders of Change, a University-Assisted Community Schools program.

Jill DiSanto



In the News


Inside Higher Ed

No End in Sight for Campus Free Speech Battles

At a conference for “Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education,” Sigal R. Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education joined a panel discussion on free speech, stating that institutions are first and foremost obligated to foster inclusive environments for their students.

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Education Dive

How Higher Ed Leaders Can Generate Productive Conversations Around Race

Howard C. Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education proposed implementing “racial sensitivity training” for staff and faculty at institutions of higher learning in order to better support students of color.

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