Education

Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 8, 2013

Students Rush to Web Classes, but Profits May Be Much Later

January 6, 2013

Edward Rock of the Law School, Robert Ghrist of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts and Sciences and Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School are quoted about online courses taught through Coursera.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 7, 2013

Penn Launches Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 18th Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 25 community events Jan. 15-Feb. 1.

Video: New TSU President Puts Faith in Students’ Success

January 3, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on HBCUs such as Tennessee State University that struggle with small endowments and having to rely heavily on students’ tuition.

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Morgan State Promotes Financial Literacy

January 2, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her views about Morgan State University promoting a financial literacy-program to their students.

Article Source: Diverse

Deferring Six Figures on Wall Street for Teacher’s Salary

January 2, 2013

Patricia Rose of Career Services comments on Teach for America’s campus-outreach strategies.

Article Source: DealBook

Making ‘My Child the Teacher’ as Impressive as ‘My Child the Doctor’

December 22, 2012

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Teaching has always had a low bar and a wide gate.”

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Top 10 Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) Successes of 2012

December 31, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education co-authors a post that lists the top 10 HBCU successes of the past year.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 2, 2013

Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research Works To Change Child Protection Laws

A lot can change in a year.

One year ago, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly established a Task Force on Child Protection to review child-abuse-reporting procedures and laws.  In November, the Task Force issued a 400-page report outlining its proposal for revisions to the child abuse-reporting laws in Pennsylvania.

Classroom Lessons for New Teachers

December 5, 2012

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on Bay Area teacher-development programs.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal