Education

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

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
facebook twitter google print email
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.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Penn GSE Researcher Helps MTV Launch Anti-Bias Campaign

blurb: 
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
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 8, 2014

New School Discipline Program Finding Success in Middle Georgia

May 3, 2014

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education says, “Teachers bring with them cultural assumptions to the classroom and to the children they interact with.”

Article Source: Telegraph
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 6, 2014

Helping Families Living With Cancer Has Personal Meaning for Penn Student Guy Viner

When Guy Viner learned in 2011 that the University of Pennsylvania was starting a chapter of Camp Kesem, he quickly joined the group. Camp Kesem, with 54 chapters in 27 states, provides a free one-week overnight summer camp for children affected by a parent’s cancer.

Audio: Black Colleges Face State Funding Crunch

May 1, 2014

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

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 1, 2014

Penn and CHOP Researchers Track Working Memory From Childhood Through Adolescence

blurb: 
A new longitudinal study has found that differences in working memory that exist at age 10 persist through the end of adolescence.

Working memory, the ability to hold information in your mind, think about it and use it to guide behavior, develops through childhood and adolescence and is key for successful performance at school and work. Previous research with young children has documented socioeconomic disparities in performance on tasks of working memory.