Graduate School of Education

An Open Letter to HBCU Students and Alumni

October 28, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on issues of access and retention for students of color.

Article Source: Diverse

Monica Yant Kinney: Give Teachers Dollars to Go With Ideals

October 31, 2010

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education comments on the disparity between teachers’ salaries and the value of their work.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 29, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Opens Business Plan Competition Submissions; Top Prize $25,000

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation have announced that the 2011 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is open for submissions.

            Entering its second year, this global competition is the first contest specifically aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and addressing challenges in education.  It is designed to connect social entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and other funders interested in improving education.

What Is A College Degree Really Worth?

October 26, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education co-authors an op-ed focusing on the value of higher education.

Article Source: theloop21.com

Child’s Play Is Vital, She Says, to Happiness

October 25, 2010

Brian Sutton-Smith of the Graduate School of Education comments on the significance of playful aspects of life.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

U.S. Colleges Cutting Courses to Curtail Campus Costs

October 21, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the impact the recession had on historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Diverse

The Making of Corporate U.

October 17, 2010

Marvin Lazerson of the Graduate School of Education reviews the road to educational corporatization.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 13, 2010

Penn GSE Student Earns Social Entrepreneurship Award


            PHILADELPHIA –- Scott Stimpfel, a doctoral student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will receive the 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute on Nov. 4 at the Princeton Club in New York for co-founding and serving as the executive director of Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities.

Star-Studded Gala Shines Light on Need for Funding at HBCUs

October 7, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses funding

Article Source: thegrio.com

Innovative Curricula at HBCUs: Goats, Fish and Farmer’s Markets

October 5, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses curricula at historically black colleges and universities.