Graduate School of Education

3-Year College Degree Programs Not Catching On

June 16, 2011

Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education comments on the idea of a three-year degree.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 16, 2011

Ten-Year Extension of Penn Alexander School Pact Continues Penn’s Support of Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA -– With the School Reform Commission’s approval, the partnership agreement that supports the successful and innovative pre-K-8 Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School in West Philadelphia has been extended for an additional 10 years, through June 30, 2021.

Profile on Sharon Ravitch

May 31, 2011

Sharon Ravitch of the Graduate School of Education is interviewed.

Article Source: Real Women Talking

The AAUP: Taking Its Eye Off the Ball

June 13, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education offers her opinion on the American Association of University Professors.

How to Succeed in a Tenure-Track Faculty Job

June 14, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on succeeding in a tenure-track faculty position.

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.