Penn GSE in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is at the heart of national conversations about education reform and the future of public schools. At Penn GSE, we’re committed to putting our research to work to develop teachers, leaders, and resources that can help unlock opportunities for the children of Philadelphia.

We partner with schools in small and large ways to work towards social justice – always endeavoring to leverage the expertise of the larger research university in service of a better education for all.”

Dean Pam Grossman

Fall 2015


The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn GSE) has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and other city schools for decades to improve the academic achievement and life outcomes of Philadelphia children and youth. But our work extends beyond school, into a wide variety of community organizations across the city.

Our searchable Penn GSE in Philadelphia map offers a snapshot of the many ways that Penn GSE students, alumni, faculty, and staff are answering the call to action and service.

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