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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 20, 2014

Penn Prof Testifies at U.S. Senate Hearing on Minority Serving Institutions

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Marybeth Gasman, the director of Penn's Center for Minority Serving Institutions, testified about the importance of MSIs and the many obstacles they surmount.

Marybeth Gasman from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education testified before the United States Senate Committee

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 19, 2014

New Book from Penn GSE Researcher Explores Racial Literacy in Schools

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Penn GSE's Howard Stevenson has written a new book, "Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference," which shows parents, teachers and administrators how to effectively resolve racially charged conflicts through storytelling.

Racism and racial stereotyping still haunt America’s schools and foster academic underachievement, but “racial literacy” may pave the way toward better understanding and stronger, more successful students.

Friday Fact in Brief: The Scope of Minority Serving Institutions

May 16, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses the role of minority serving institutions in higher education.

Article Source: Higher Ed Today

Bill Would Create New Grants to Support Innovation at HBCUs

May 14, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education recommends that federal investments should focus on fund-raising infrastructure.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Penn GSE Researcher Helps MTV Launch Anti-Bias Campaign

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MTV has launched Look Different, a new anti-bias campaign, with the help of Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, the associate director of the International Educational Development Program at Penn's Graduate School of Education.

One researcher at the University of Pennsylvania wants her MTV -- and has contributed to the development of the network’s new anti-bias campaign, Look Different.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 12, 2014

As Both Student and Teacher, Penn’s Trey Smith Impacts Philadelphia Education

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From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

By Marjorie Ferrone

From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

Report: Funding, Institutional Support Lacking for Historically Black Public Colleges

May 7, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education says, “The data just shows that these institutions are playing this deeply disproportionate role with respect to Blacks in higher education.”

Article Source: Diverse

New School Discipline Program Finding Success in Middle Georgia

May 3, 2014

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education says, “Teachers bring with them cultural assumptions to the classroom and to the children they interact with.”

Article Source: Telegraph

Audio: Black Colleges Face State Funding Crunch

May 1, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses the shrinking state support of historically black colleges and universities.

African American Students Weigh Campus Attitudes in Picking Colleges

April 30, 2014

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about promoting success for black male students.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times