Graduate School of Education

Reason Seen More a Weapon Than Path to Truth

June 14, 2011

Post-doctoral fellow Hugo Mercier of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Reasoning doesn’t have this function of helping us get better beliefs and make better decisions.”

Article Source: New York Times

Ed School Business

June 14, 2011

Vice Dean Doug Lynch of the Graduate of School of Education comments on the success of the Milken-Penn GSE Second Annual Education Business Plan Competition.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 9, 2011

theCoursebook Takes Prize in Milken-Penn GSE’s Second Annual Education Business Plan Competition

PHILADELPHIA — Alexandre Scialom, creator of theCourseBook, has won $50,000 in the only business plan competition designed to use innovation to improve education.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 6, 2011

Penn GSE Study Finds Significant Differences Between Common Core Standards and States’ Curricula

PHILADELPHIA — The states face major changes as they prepare to bring the recently adopted Common Core Standards into their schools, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

When Students Are Silenced

May 24, 2011

Joan Goodman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on the effects of silencing the voices and opinions of students.

Article Source: Education Week

Asian American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions Get More Attention

June 3, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her views on institutions that serve Asian-American and Pacific Islander students.

Tuskegee University: An Honorable Track Record

June 1, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education offers her views on the history and future of a historically black university.

Morehouse, Norfolk State, Paul Quinn Awarded $50K “Models of Success” Grant

May 31, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education helps select three historically black colleges and universities to receive $50,000 grants.

Article Source: HBCU Digest

How Big a Chance Are the Common Core Standards?

June 1, 2011

Dean Andy Porter of the Graduate School of Education is highlighted for his research on the Common Core standards.

Article Source: Education Week