Graduate School of Education

A Decade After Katrina, One Campus Still Struggles to Recover

August 28, 2015

 

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on Southern University in New Orleans.

Report: 13 Southern States Suspend Black Students at Much Higher Rates

August 27, 2015

 

Doctoral candidate Edward Smith and Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education are highlighted for a report that finds African-American students in Southern states are suspended and expelled at higher rates than anywhere else in the U.S..

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

Barbershops Becoming the Battlefront Against Youth Illiteracy

August 26, 2015

 

Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education, John Jemmott of the Perelman School of Medicine and Annenberg School for Communication and Loretta Sweet Jemmott of the School of Nursing are mentioned for working with the Barbershop Project to help combat youth illiteracy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Audio: Study Tracks Vast Racial Gap in School Discipline in 13 Southern States

August 25, 2015

 

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education says, “Black kids on the whole are suspended for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with safety.”

Analysis Finds Higher Expulsion Rates for Black Students

August 24, 2015

 

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is featured for co-authoring a study that reveals black students are suspended or expelled at higher rates than white students in 132 school districts in 13 southern states.

Article Source: New York Times

Why So Many Teachers Quit, and How to Fix That

August 23, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on his work to determine how to better retain teachers.

Article Source: LA Times
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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | August 20, 2015

Stanton Wortham Appointed Faculty Director of the Penn Online Learning Initiative

 

Stanton Wortham has been named faculty director of the Online Learning Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 1. He is the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

The announcement was made by Provost Vincent Price and Beth Winkelstein, vice provost for education.

Book Tackles Best Practices Within Higher Education

August 12, 2015

 

A new book, Educating a Diverse Nation, co-authored by Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education, is reviewed.

Article Source: Diverse

Cheney University Faces Enrollment, Financial Problems

August 2, 2015

 

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on marketing strategies to help Cheney University recruit students.

Article Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 30, 2015

Penn Education Prof Promotes Ideas on International Development

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Daniel Wagner from Penn's Graduate School of Education has crisscrossed the globe, exchanging ideas on educational development and sustainability.

Daniel Wagner has crisscrossed the globe, exchanging ideas on educational development and sustainability.