Graduate School of Education

Obama Seeks to Control College Costs

August 23, 2013

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on college rating systems.

Article Source: Philly.com

Historically Black Colleges Try to Change With Times

August 19, 2013

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

Article Source: USA Today

Soliciting Minority Donors: Advice From Scholars of Giving

August 11, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is highlighted for co-authoring “Engaging Diverse College Alumni: The Essential Guide to Fundraising.”

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To Alienate or to Advance?

August 13, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is cited for researching alumni of color.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Getting Out of the Rut

August 6, 2013

In his new book, A Checklist for Change: Making American Higher Education a Sustainable Enterprise, Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education discusses the changes universities need to make.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 2, 2013

Running Math Circles and Marathons, Penn GSE Student Leads the Pack

As a kid, Joshua Taton, genuinely enjoyed studying math in school.

“I loved theory: proving theorems and linking broad ideas together into a logical framework. Math had a certain purity, completeness or even artistic appeal that I found fascinating,” explains the Ph.D. student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 25, 2013

Penn's Project for Civic Engagement to Host Forums on Shore Storm Recovery

The University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement and WHYY/NewsWorks will host a series of community forums along the New Jersey shore to gather citizen input that can be used to inform decision-makers about what individuals, communities and governments can do to limit the harm done by the next storm.

Ready for Next Time? Rethinking the Shore After Sandy” invites citizens who live, vacation or make a living at the Jersey shore to participate in this public discussion featuring moderators who will guide the dialogue.

A Philadelphia School’s Big Bet on Nonviolence

July 18, 2013

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education discusses how environmental factors affect academic achievement for black and Latino male students.

Article Source: The Atlantic

Why Black Colleges Might Sue the Obama Administration

July 10, 2013

A quote from an NPR interview featuring Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is included.

Article Source: New Republic
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 5, 2013

Penn Graduate School of Education Doctoral Students Study in Hungary This Summer

A group of students from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania is taking the concept of “study abroad” one step further.