Graduate School of Education

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 9, 2010

Penn Hosts “Our Budget, Our Economy,” National, Interactive Discussion in 18 Cities

PHILADELPHIA — The Penn Project on Civic Engagement is co-chairing the local organizing team in Philadelphia, the origination city, for ”Our Budget, Our Economy,” an AmericaSpeaks national town meeting on Saturday, June 26, at 3801 Market St. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820 June 4, 2010

Cheating-Prevention Software Takes $25,000 Prize in Milken-Penn GSE’s Education Business Plan Competition

PHILADELPHIA — Two men from Texas have won $25,000 in the only business plan competition designed to use innovation to improve education.

Leader of Liberal-Education Group Takes Stand Against 3-Year Degrees

June 3, 2010

Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education and the Learning Alliance for Higher Education argues for a three-year bachelor’s-degree program.

3-Year Degrees? Not So Fast

June 3, 2010

Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education and the Learning Alliance for Higher Education says “moving to a three-year curriculum will break the logjam that currently holds meaningful reform hostage.”

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Erasing History in Texas

May 26, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education blogs on revisionist history.

The Politics of Fear

May 17, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors an op-ed exploring the ethnic studies ban in Arizona public schools.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 24, 2010

Finalists to Compete June 3 in Milken-Penn GSE’s Education Business Plan Competition

PHILADELPHIA — Innovative solutions to recurring problems in education will take center stage at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education on June 3, competing for the inaugural Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.

The finalists and their projects are:

Teachers Facing Weakest Market in Years

May 19, 2010

Kathy Schultz of the Graduate School of Education comments on a job shortage for teachers.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Middle East Woos U.S. Colleges

May 12, 2010

Alan Ruby of the Graduate School of Education discusses higher education’s move toward globalization.

Should Districts Look Beyond Seniority When Laying Off Teachers?

May 12, 2010

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses teacher lay-off policies.

Article Source: Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press