Graduate School of Education

Audio: Nation’s Oldest Black College Struggles to Survive

July 1, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses the challenges facing Wilberforce University.

Article Source: WKSU Radio (Ohio)

Historically Black Colleges Are Becoming More White

June 27, 2014

Research conducted on race at historically black colleges and universities by Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is cited.

Article Source: Time

Experts Cite Strides, Struggles for Blacks in Higher Education Since Juneteenth

June 23, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education says, “We have to stop comparing HBCUs to Ivy League institutions unfairly.”

Article Source: Diverse
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2014

Penn Plays a Major Role at a Global Forum on Education, Innovation and Democracy

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Penn's International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy will play a major role in the "Higher Education for Democratic Innovation" global forum this week in Belfast.

Hosted within the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy will play a major role in a global forum focused on democracy June 25-27 in Belfast, Nor

Fighting for Survival

June 24, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses how changes in grant and loan programs will impact students at historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 24, 2014

Valerie De Cruz: Championing Interculturalism at Penn

As director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Greenfield Intercultural Center for 17 years, Valerie De Cruz has had a guiding hand in the creation of cultural resource centers that many Penn student see as homes away from home: MakuuLa Casa Latina and the Pan-Asian American Community House.

A Smart Way to Skip College in Pursuit of a Job

June 17, 2014

Research about decreased interest in MOOCs from the Graduate School of Education is cited.

Article Source: New York Times

Operation Graduation Helps Struggling T.C. Williams Students Get Diplomas

June 13, 2014

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about how too much guidance and resources can work as a disservice to students after graduation when they no longer have such resources.

Article Source: Washington Post

Amos Brothers Get Their Due for the Founding of Lincoln University

June 16, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the inclusion of the Amos brothers in the history of Lincoln University.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 13, 2014

Interest in Building a Strong Vocabulary Pays Off for Student at Penn

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Wharton graduate Betty Hsu found that strengthening one’s vocabulary can be rewarding – in 20,000 ways. She took home a $20,000 prize from the 2014 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.

For Betty Hsu an idea about how to strengthening one’s vocabulary became a rewarding lesson. While at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, she created ProfessorWord, an online application that helps to boost vocabulary development.