PHILADELPHIA â- Hundreds of education journalists will gather at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education for the 65th Education Writers Associationâs national seminar tomorrow through Saturday.
âReporters, researchers and scholars all have unique perspectives on what makes educational improvement so challenging,â Andy Porter, Penn GSE dean, said. âWorking together on a seminar like this lets us address the most consequential topics in the field in a way that improves reporting and research.â
Co-sponsored by Penn GSE and the American Educational Research Association, a Washington-based research association for 25,000 scholars engaged in research in education and learning, this yearâs seminar will cover such topics as school violence, college spending, principal leadership, improving community colleges, dropouts, college affordability, absenteeism, affirmative action, charter schools, online learning, summer learning loss and early education research.
- Porter will discuss âShifting States: Whatâs in Store from Common Core,â Thursday at 11:45 a.m. in Houston Hallâs Hall of Flags, and âWhat About Principals?â at 3:55 p.m. in the Ben Franklin Room.
- Richard Ingersoll will talk about âTomorrowâs Teacher: Paths to Prestige and Effectivenessâ Friday at 9 a.m. in Houston Hallâs Bodek Lounge.
- Laura Perna and Joni Finney will address âNew Research on State Policy and College-Going Gapsâ Friday at 10:45 a.m. in Irvine Auditoriumâs Amado Recital Room.
- Yasmin Kafai will discuss video games and their role in helping children learn with âSerious Fun: Making, Not Playing, Games for Learningâ Saturday at 8 a.m. in Houston Hallâs Class of â49 Room.
- Shaun Harper will talk about âLooking at Patterns of Success, Not Failureâ Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Houston Hallâs Ben Franklin Room.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker will deliver the keynote address during the Buskin lecture and luncheon Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Hall of Flags in Houston Hall.