Education

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 25, 2013

Penn Students Encourage Lea School Children to Get in the Swim of Things

Philadelphia has the fourth-highest drowning rate among children, and drowning is the leading cause of death among those aged 1-4.  In 2005-2009, African-American children aged 5-14 were three times more likely to drown than whites.

Some students at the University of Pennsylvania are taking aim at those sad statistics by teaching life-saving skills in the pool to youngsters from Penn’s West Philadelphia neighborhood. 

Reaching Those on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide

March 20, 2013

Dan Wagner of the Graduate School of Education says that “anything that helps people, especially the poor, get access to technology is good.”

Article Source: New York Times

Part 5: Answers to Your Questions About Paying for College

March 22, 2013

In the conclusion of a five-day stint as guest blogger for “The Choice,” Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education answers questions about paying for college.

Article Source: New York Times

How the College Scorecard Can Be Improved

March 20, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education co-authors an article about improving President Obama’s new College Scorecard.

Part 4: Answers to Your Questions About Paying for College

March 21, 2013

In Part 4 of a five-day stint as guest blogger for “The Choice,” Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education answers questions about paying for college.

Article Source: New York Times

Part 3: Answers to Your Questions About Paying for College

March 20, 2013

In Part 3 of a five-day stint as guest blogger for “The Choice,” Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education answers questions about paying for college.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045March 19, 2013

Philadelphia READS! Community Night at Penn Museum April 10

It's a groundswell and it's building momentum—Philadelphia's cultural community is putting the spotlight on reading, literacy, and community engagement. Reading opens up worlds of opportunity—and books, like the many cultural treasures in the city, bring so many worlds vividly to life.

The New Faculty Minority

March 18, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the roles of tenured professors.

Part 2, Answers to Your Questions About Paying for College

March 19, 2013

In Part 2 of a five-day stint as guest blogger for “The Choice,” Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education answers questions about paying for college.

Article Source: New York Times

Part 1: Answers to Your Questions About Paying for College

March 18, 2013

In Part 1 of a five-day stint as guest blogger for “The Choice,”, Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education answers questions about paying for college.

Article Source: New York Times