Education, Business, & Law

Penn GSE Launches U.S.-China Future Leaders Program

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education-International is partnering with Beijing University and East China Normal University to create the U.S.-China Future Leaders Program to develop close relationships among young leaders and improve mutual understanding and respect.

Jill DiSanto-Haines

In the News

The Washington Post

Teaching impeaching: History comes to life in school as teachers seize on this historic moment. Here’s what some are doing—and how

Advice on addressing impeachment in the classroom from Sigal Ben-Porath and Dean Pam Grossman of the Graduate School of Education was cited.


The Washington Post

As prosecutors take larger role in reversing wrongful convictions, Philadelphia DA exonerates 10 men wrongly imprisoned for murder

Marissa Bluestine of Carey Law’s Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice spoke about the rise of conviction integrity units. “Every week I’ll get calls from DAs or innocence organizations around the country,” she said. “It’s not just a flash-in-the-pan kind of thing. And it’s not just the ‘progressive’ DAs. Some have been in office for decades.”



The W.P. Carey Foundation makes record $125 million donation to the University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Law School has been renamed after receiving a $125 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation. “We are grateful for and inspired by their leadership and their commitment to the University,” said President Amy Gutmann.


The Conversation

Before you decide to work in college, ask yourself these questions

Laura Perna and Ph.D. student Taylor Odle of the Graduate School of Education recommended that undergraduates weigh the benefits and drawbacks of working while enrolled in classes before accepting a job. “Working—especially working many hours per week—can be stressful and can harm academic performance and progress,” they wrote.



Regulators expected to make Google sweat for Fitbit deal approval

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication responded to Fitbit’s assurance that Google will never sell personal information or use fitness tracker data for Google ads, saying, “There are so many ways to finesse that statement. We have to figure out what that really means.”