Graduate School of Education

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

Study: Minority-Serving Schools Serve Students of Color as Well as Predominately White Institutions

August 26, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts on a new study, “The Effect of Enrolling in a Minority-Serving Institution for Black and Hispanic Students in Texas.”

Article Source: Diverse
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Media Contact:Kat Stein | katstein@gse.upenn.edu | 215-898-9642September 2, 2014

HBCUs: Where African-American Lives and Minds Are Valued

August 25, 2014

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Felecia Commodore of the Graduate School of Education co-author an article about African-Americans being valued by historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: HBCU Lifestyle

Ferguson’s College Refuge

August 21, 2014

Charles H.F. Davis III and Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education are cited for studying the graduation rates and existing disparities in Ferguson, Mo.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged, but Participation Hits New High

August 20, 2014

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education talks about the popularity of the ACT.

Article Source: Education Week

HBCUs Looking Abroad in Effort to Remain Competitive

August 19, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on how financial barriers limit students from taking advantage of study abroad programs offered by historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Diverse

ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged, but Participation Hits New High

August 20, 2014

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on entrance exam scoring.

Article Source: Education Week