Graduate School of Education

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 15, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Makes Film Debut With Documentary on "Freedom School"

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education has produced “Freedom School,” a film that will air on WHYY-TV on Feb. 17 at 8:30 p.m. This 26-minute documentary chronicles a summer reading and writing program for children at Shaw Middle School in West Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 12, 2010

Penn GSE Professor Explores Technology and Learning in "Worlds of Wonder: Can Video Games Teach Science?"

PHILADELPHIA — A professor from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and researcher in education technology, Yasmin Kafai, has organized a discussion panel, “Worlds of Wonder: Can Video Games Teach Science?” at the American Association for Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in San Diego on Feb. 21.

From Whyville to Second Life, Kafai argues that the countless hours children spend playing games can also be used to teach science.

Merging Historically Black Universities

February 9, 2010
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on a plan to merge some historically black colleges.
Article Source: Governing

Obama Boosts Funds for Historically Black Colleges

February 4, 2010
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses President Obama’s funding of historically black colleges.
Article Source: McClatchy Newspapers

Star Athlete a Classroom Superstar at Proviso East

February 4, 2010
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education says the “awareness of academic scholarships is much higher in (more affluent) high schools."
Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Race and Power in Mississippi

January 29, 2010
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses the merging of three historically black universities in Mississippi.
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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