Education

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

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
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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
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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.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 1, 2014

Penn and CHOP Researchers Track Working Memory From Childhood Through Adolescence

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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.

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Media Contact:Jayne Perilstein | perilste@usc.edu | 213-814-9015
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 21, 2014

How Wall Street’s Life-ruining Work Habits Hurt All of Us

April 13, 2014

Alexandra Michel of the Graduate School of Education comments on bankers that leave Wall Street mid-career but keep their taxing work practices.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 14, 2014

Expanding Minds, Improving Language Skills ‘at Home’ at Penn

The classroom is not the only place at the University of Pennsylvania where a student can learn a language.

Gregory College House’s residential modern languages program offers five “language houses” where students can enjoy new cultural experiences and improve their language proficiency.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 28, 2014

Penn Students Explore Civil Rights Movement Sites

A unique spring break trip for some University of Pennsylvania students could turn a vacation into a vocation.