School of Social Policy & Practice

From Chad Dion Lassiter: A Cry From the Heart on Black Youth Violence

July 5, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice shares his views on Black youth violence in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philly.com

Savage Justice: Community Mourns Hero

June 23, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the death of a local community leader.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Video: Philly Student Test Scores Up Again

June 28, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses improved test scores.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Report: Black Youth Politically Disengaged

June 14, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the political disengagement of black youth.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Nutter to Announce ‘Stop and Frisk’ Changes

June 21, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “We need to deal with the cultural biases” of a stop-and-frisk policy.

Article Source: Philly.com

Poor Targeted in Pa. Budget

June 21, 2011

Roberta Iversen of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on government budgets and the poor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

How Slang Affects Students in the Classroom

June 13, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice considers slang words “a dumbing down of culture.”

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Video: African-American Men Struggle For Jobs

June 9, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the struggle African-American men have in the job market.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 7, 2011

Penn’s Field Center to Unveil New Child-Welfare Technology at “One Child, Many Hands” Conference

PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania is unveiling a prototype for its Information Portability Project during its fourth biennial “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” Wednesday, June 8-10, at Penn’s Wharton School.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.