Graduate School of Education

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2015

Penn GSE Student Spends Summer Working in Vientiane, Laos

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As a student in Penn GSE's International Educational Development Program, Mary Encabo is spending her summer interning overseas. And, she's blogging about it.

Ever since she was a 6-year-old living in the Philippines, University of Pennsylvania student Mary Encabo knew that she wanted to be a teacher. 

While she had a strong sense that she had to teach the world something, she didn’t know exactly what that something was at the time. 

Bethune-Cookman President Embraces Challenges, but Not Questions

June 24, 2015

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the resiliency of historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal

Boot Camp Bolsters Skills of MSI Faculty

June 19, 2015

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about the work of Penn’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions through initiatives like ELEVATE (Enriching Visibility, & Training Educators).

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 22, 2015

Penn’s Ghaffar-Kucher Guides GSE’s International Internship Program

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Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher is a matchmaker of sorts, pairing students in GSE's International Educational Development Program with internships at agencies that share a commitment to educational equity and serving disenfranchised communities around the world.

At the University of Pennsylvania, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher is a matchmaker of sorts.

Tough Tests for Teachers, With Questions of Bias

June 17, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited his collaborative report “Seven Trends: The Transformation of the Teaching Force.”

Article Source: New York Times

Rachel Dolezal Defended by Black Scholar: ‘Let Her Be a Black Woman, It’s Not Going to Hurt Anybody’

June 17, 2015

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts on a Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who posed as black.

Article Source: TheWrap.com

After SAT Misprint, Two Sections Won’t Be Scored

June 15, 2015

Andy Porter of the Graduate School of Education is quoted on how the College Board and the Educational Testing Service are seeking ways to improve the SAT.

Article Source: New York Times

Imitation of Life?

June 13, 2015

Camille Charles of the School of Arts & Sciences and Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education share their opinions on Rachel Dolezal, a white woman posing as an African-American.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

From Community College to the Ivy League

June 15, 2015

Several students from the Community College of Philadelphia are highlighted for their journeys to becoming Penn transfer students.

Article Source: PhillyVoice.com

‘Colorism Has Its Limits’: Campuses React to Storm Over White Adjunct Who Posed as Black

June 15, 2015

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who posed as a black woman.