Graduate School of Education

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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820September 15, 2014

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

“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

Dear White Folks

September 3, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education pens a letter about white privilege.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604September 3, 2014

Tenth PennApps Hackathon Ready to Award $30,000 in Prizes to World’s Top Coders

In a hackathon, teams of coders compete against each other and the clock, working night and day to produce the best possible software and hardware applications under a tight deadline.


1,200 Top Collegiate Hackers

Massimo Banzi
Co-Founder, Arduino

David Pakman
Partner, Venrock


The 10th edition of 48-hour PennApps Hackathon, the largest and most prestigious student-run hackathon in the world, with more than $30,000 in prizes for best software and hardware applications

Public expo of projects created during the weekend

Awards ceremony


Hacking begins: Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Expo: Sunday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Awards ceremony: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.


University of Pennsylvania

Engineering Quad
220 S. 33rd St.


Education Commons
233 S. 33rd St.

The Palestra
235 S. 33rd St.

Award Ceremony:
Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St.