Graduate School of Education

Context Matters When Ranking Colleges

September 29, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education writes about the importance of context when ranking colleges.

Article Source: TheHill.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 24, 2014

Student at Penn GSE Cruises From Coast Guard Officer to High School Teacher

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"O Captain! My Captain!" One well-known movie inspired Carl McLaughlin to become a teacher. But, first, he spent some time as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Robin Williams’ performance in “Dead Poets Society” inspired Carl McLaughlin to become a teacher.

Now a student in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, the 27-year-old from Northeast Philadelphia is on his way to inspiring the next generation.

After Leaving UNCF, Labor Union Goes With Thurgood Marshall College Fund

September 21, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education expresses her thoughts on the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union partnering with TMCF.

Article Source: Diverse

Why ‘No Excuses’ Charter Schools Mold ‘Very Submissive’ Students – Starting in Kindergarten

September 19, 2014

Joan Goodman of the Graduate School of Education is interviewed about her research on charter schools.

Article Source: Washington Post

The Questions We Must Ask About a Rating System for Higher Education

September 17, 2014

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education discusses a rating system for higher education.

Article Source: TheHill.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 15, 2014

Case Study Examines Penn as Global Model for Leadership in Civic Engagement

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“Effective Governance of a University as an Anchor Institution: University of Pennsylvania as a Case Study,” chronicles the history and evolution of Penn's community engagement.

An interdisciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania points to a successful local engagement program that Penn has employed during two decades as a model for developing cities and communities that thrive both in the United States and internationally.

Study: College Affordability Metrics Don’t Match HBCUs’ Mission

September 10, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about a new report, “Ranking and Rewarding Access: An Alternative College Scorecard.”

Article Source: Diverse

Which Philadelphia Colleges Will Survive?

September 4, 2014

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education comments on the shrinking number of high school graduates and how that impacts area colleges and universities.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Norman Francis Stepping Down in 2015 as Xavier University President

September 4, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts on the longevity and success of Xavier University’s president.

Article Source: Diverse

The Quandary of Playing Video Games While Female

August 29, 2014

Gabriela Richard of the Graduate School of Education says “There is a sense that, ‘Well, the women who play these games are attracted to the male narratives we already put out there so why should we change?’”

Article Source: San Jose Mercury News