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Publishing Opportunity for High School Students 

A note from our 2021-2022 Youth Co-editors, Lev Burstein and Liyam Yaghoobzadeh — 11th-graders at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia and Edgemont High School in New York, respectively — on the Special Edition Issue of Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education

We're seeking high school students’ reflections on their experiences of life and school in pandemic. Each reflection can be 500-1,000 words and will be featured in the special edition of the Perspectives on Urban Education

In the hope of publishing a journal that represents students from a wide variety of schools and social identities, we would greatly appreciate it if you would promote this opportunity to students, teachers, and principals alike. There is no limit on how many reflections we can accept! We would like to receive reflections in their finished form along with the student’s name/school/grade/email information via email by May 10th. All submissions are accepted, but we may suggest edits. Poetry, lyrics, and creative writing are welcome.  

To submit entries, please email Kaley Ciluffo ( or Dr. Sharon Ravitch (

To view last year’s Journal special edition with youth essays, check out this link: