Mentorship strategies to boost diversity in paleontology

Drawing on research as well as their experiences as women of color in paleontology, Aja Carter and Erynn Johnson, who earned doctoral degrees from Penn, coauthored a paper offering advice for making the field more inclusive.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Howard Stevenson teaches racial rapport 101

Since 1990, Howard Stevenson has been conducting research on racial socialization and interventions, and teaching racial literacy as a professor in the Graduate School of Education

Penn Today Staff

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Wisconsin Watch

False alarm: How Wisconsin uses race and income to label students ‘high risk’

Ryan Baker of the Graduate School of Education says that current early warning systems for education use demographic factors as predictors, causing systematic errors in terms of students’ race.



What I learned from my students who became teachers

A 2018 report from the Graduate School of Education found that 44 percent of new teachers left the classroom in five years.


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.


Scientific American

A cure for vaccine hesitancy could start in kindergarten

In a Q&A, PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín discusses a report in which she calls for K-12 education to depoliticize health issues, promote health equity and disease prevention, and provide information about navigating the health care system.


Philadelphia Magazine

How do we teach history in America today?

Abby Reisman and Ismael Jimenez of the Graduate School of Education join a team of Philadelphia educators to discuss American history, equity and inclusion, critical race theory, and other educational issues of 2022.