Education

Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.

ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged, but Participation Hits New High

August 20, 2014

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education talks about the popularity of the ACT.

Article Source: Education Week

HBCUs Looking Abroad in Effort to Remain Competitive

August 19, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on how financial barriers limit students from taking advantage of study abroad programs offered by historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Diverse

Experts Cite Strides, Struggles for Blacks in Higher Education Since Juneteenth

June 23, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education says, “We have to stop comparing HBCUs to Ivy League institutions unfairly.”

Article Source: Diverse

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

Why Do Most Black and Latino Students Go to Two-year Colleges?

May 22, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education uses herself as an example of what a Pell Grant can do for a student from a low-income family.

Article Source: Atlantic
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 21, 2014

New Graduate Reflects on Academics and Advocacy at Penn

May graduate Tania Chairez never planned to become an activist, but soon after she arrived at the University of Pennsylvania as a freshman, she found a new calling. Chairez became an advocate for undocumented residents of the United States.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Penn GSE Researcher Helps MTV Launch Anti-Bias Campaign

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MTV has launched Look Different, a new anti-bias campaign, with the help of Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, the associate director of the International Educational Development Program at Penn's Graduate School of Education.

One researcher at the University of Pennsylvania wants her MTV -- and has contributed to the development of the network’s new anti-bias campaign, Look Different.

Report: Funding, Institutional Support Lacking for Historically Black Public Colleges

May 7, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education says, “The data just shows that these institutions are playing this deeply disproportionate role with respect to Blacks in higher education.”

Article Source: Diverse