Education

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

Peers Providing Support to Vulnerable First-generation Students

March 12, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about the need to support low-income and first-generation students.

Rise of the Super-digital Native

March 7, 2014

Graduate student Marcus Wright of the Graduate School of Education contributes a blog post about the super-digital native.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Celebrating Civil Rights, Civil Liberties and Greatness at Fisk University

March 5, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses Fisk University.

Hidden Treasures: The Colleges and Universities That Are Finally Being Noticed

March 4, 2014

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Thai-Huy Nguyen of the Graduate School of Education co-author an article about minority-serving institutions.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Atlanta Aims to Invest More in Teachers

March 9, 2014

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how higher pay alone will not solve educational challenges.

Article Source: Associated Press

Experts: Stereotyping Huge Barrier to Engaging African-American Males on Campus

March 6, 2014

A report on black male college completion rates led by Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is cited.

Disadvantaged Children Can Hurt Achievement of Others in Their Classrooms, Study Finds

February 13, 2014

John Fantuzzo of the Graduate School of Education comments on a study about disadvantaged students affecting the achievement of classmates.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 10, 2014

Penn Performers Celebrate Culture Through South Asian Dancing With a Twist

Penn Dhamaka’s energetic, arm-pumping, feet-shuffling, body-twisting dance routines are inspired by traditional South Asian dance, but the all-male troupe’s flair is all their own.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 24, 2014

Frederick Ding: Penn Ambassador, Leader and Mentor

Frederick Ding’s interest in making an impact by improving the lives of others begins with his work on campus assisting fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 15, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Student Wins Churchill Scholarship

Sarah Foster, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Winston Churchill Scholarship, a merit-based award for American college students who are outstanding in engineering, mathematics and physical and biological sciences.