PHILADELPHIA –- West Philadelphia teens who took part in summer programs sponsored by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania have been honored by the Philadelphia Youth Network, the agency that provided the funding. Students working in a cooperative Netter Center/University City District internship program were also recognized.
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania came in at No. 19 –- up from No. 45 last year -- in the Sierra Club Magazine’s ranking of colleges it believes are doing the most for the planet.
Penn was cited particularly for its Green Fund program, which awards grants to faculty, staff or students for innovative sustainability proposals. According to the September/October issue of the magazine, “Penn spurs competition to help execute its Climate Action Plan.”
Annenberg Study Reinforces Value of Public Television-Based Intervention in Promoting Early Literacy
An award-winning children’s PBS KIDS program, Between the Lions, when combined with teachers who are equipped with curriculum materials and who have received training, has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in developing better reading skills for preschool children.
Long before the first Swedish settlers, before William Penn’s arrival, before there was a Declaration of Independence and then a United States of America, the Lenape people lived and thrived in Philadelphia and a wide region that included what is now eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and southern New York. The history and culture of the Lenape Indians is an integral part of this region.
PHILADELPHIA – The Hilton Inn at Penn received a Four-Diamond rating from the American Automobile Association for the 10th consecutive year, based on an Aug. 5 inspection. The hotel, located at 3600 Sansom Street, was one of six Philadelphia hotels to receive this designation.
In this annual inspection, an AAA representative completes a detailed review of all public spaces and several of the Inn’s 238 guestrooms.
Amy Wagner of Athletics discusses the University’s new George A. Weiss Pavilion.
PHILADELPHIA — A planned $54 million Investing in Innovation federal grant will bring $4 million to Penn GSE’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of a national program aimed at strengthening literacy among struggling first-graders in underperforming schools. Penn is part of a 16-university consortium working on this project.