Graduate School of Education

Fighting for Survival

June 24, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses how changes in grant and loan programs will impact students at historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 24, 2014

Valerie De Cruz: Championing Interculturalism at Penn

As director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Greenfield Intercultural Center for 17 years, Valerie De Cruz has had a guiding hand in the creation of cultural resource centers that many Penn student see as homes away from home: MakuuLa Casa Latina and the Pan-Asian American Community House.

A Smart Way to Skip College in Pursuit of a Job

June 17, 2014

Research about decreased interest in MOOCs from the Graduate School of Education is cited.

Article Source: New York Times

Operation Graduation Helps Struggling T.C. Williams Students Get Diplomas

June 13, 2014

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about how too much guidance and resources can work as a disservice to students after graduation when they no longer have such resources.

Article Source: Washington Post

Amos Brothers Get Their Due for the Founding of Lincoln University

June 16, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the inclusion of the Amos brothers in the history of Lincoln University.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 13, 2014

Interest in Building a Strong Vocabulary Pays Off for Student at Penn

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Wharton graduate Betty Hsu found that strengthening one’s vocabulary can be rewarding – in 20,000 ways. She took home a $20,000 prize from the 2014 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.

For Betty Hsu an idea about how to strengthening one’s vocabulary became a rewarding lesson. While at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, she created ProfessorWord, an online application that helps to boost vocabulary development.

Give the Money Back

June 12, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education writes an op-ed about the Koch brothers giving millions to the United Negro College Fund.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

What’s Out: Student Debt. What’s In: Free College

June 11, 2014

Laura Perna and graduate student Kata Orosz of the Graduate School of Education are mentioned for a book review of Why Public Higher Education Should Be Free: How to Decrease Cost and Increase Quality at American Universities.

Video: Is College Still Worth It?

June 9, 2014

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education joins a discussion about the worth of a college degree.

Article Source: HuffPost Live

The Outrageous Cost of Working Medicine

June 9, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education contributes to an op-ed about the cost of medical school tuition and the costs of working as health-care providers.

Article Source: Washington Post