Graduate School of Education

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 | elerner@upenn.edu | 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.

WHO

1,200 Top Collegiate Hackers

Massimo Banzi
Co-Founder, Arduino

David Pakman
Partner, Venrock

WHAT

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

WHERE

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.

WHERE

University of Pennsylvania

Hacking:
Engineering Quad
220 S. 33rd St.

and  

Education Commons
233 S. 33rd St.

Expo:
The Palestra
235 S. 33rd St.

Award Ceremony:
Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St. 

Video: College Ratings Systems and Minority Students

September 2, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education participates in a discussion about the effectiveness of college ratings and about issues affecting minorities.

Article Source: C-SPAN
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 4, 2014

New Penn Integrates Knowledge Website Highlights Program’s Broad Impact

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Since 2005 the University of Pennsylvania‘s Penn Integrates Knowledge program has brought to campus exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines.

Since 2005 the University of Pennsylvania‘s Penn Integrates Knowledge program has brought to campus exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines. 

Buyer’s Remorse on Common Core for Policymakers?

September 2, 2014

Jonathan Supovitz of the Graduate School of Education comments on the ambition and scope of the Common Core.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 28, 2014

Prof Betsy Rymes Juggles Mentoring, Writing and Pancakes at Penn

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GSE's Betsy Rymes is a great neighbor. Living side-by-side with 482 undergraduate students at Riepe College House, she helps with research papers, mentoring programs for local students and even makes pancakes on Sunday mornings.

Betsy Rymes is a great neighbor.

An associate professor of educational linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, she’s also a residential faculty fellow in Riepe College House.

Keeping the National Center for Education Statistics Independent

August 28, 2014

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education writes about the National Center for Education Statistics.

Article Source: TheHill.com