Graduate School of Education

Dear Google, Why Is College So Expensive?

July 29, 2015

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on the price of college.

Article Source: Forbes.com

DSU Embraces Diversity After Decades of Segregation

July 25, 2015

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is cited for studying enrollment at minority-serving institutions.

Article Source: News Journal (Delaware)

Applicants Urged to Speak Up at Negotiating Table

July 23, 2015

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on negotiating for better jobs in the academic world.

Instructors, Students Make Video for PLAAY

July 23, 2015

Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education is cited for his research that revealed that youth are better able to “manage their anger at school and home to complete their schooling assignments by using cultural strengths.”

Audio/Video: Today’s Newest Teachers Face Tough Job Odds, High Turnover

July 22, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion on the teacher job market and retention.

Article Source: “PBS NewsHour”

Teachers May Be Staying in the Classroom Longer Than Expected, Says Study

July 21, 2015

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for studying teacher retention.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 20, 2015

Penn GSE Student Helps Guide Language-transition Curriculum in Tajikistan

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During her summer internship, Shruti Bhat, a student in the International Educational Development Program, is along the northeastern border of Afghanistan, establishing a new early childhood education curriculum.

Shruti Bhat, a student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, is spending the summer along the northeastern border of Afghanistan, helping to establish an educational curriculum for early childhood learners who need to make the transition from one language to another. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 8, 2015

Penn GSE Student Makes a Difference in Nairobi

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Through her blog, "Jambo Kenya," Micaela Wensjoe, a student in the International Educational Development Program at Penn's Graduate School of Education, is sharing her experiences and impressions of Nairobi, where she's interning this summer.

When Micaela Wensjoe headed to Kenya for the summer, she was focused on what she had to learn as part of an internship. But now that she is there, she has also developed an interest in helping orphans. 

Wensjoe, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, is blogging about all of it. 

Why Is It So Hard to Kill a College?

June 29, 2015

Mary-Linda Merrium Armacost and Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comment on college closings.

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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.