Education

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

Set Up for Failure? New Standards, Exams Highlight School Resource Needs

October 16, 2013

Diane Waff of Graduate School of Education comments on the Philadelphia School District's fiscal challenges and how educators can overcome the shortfall.

Article Source: The Notebook
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 14, 2013

New Network and Data Sciences Center to Open at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new, interdisciplinary research effort to study and solve problems using the tools of the digital age: The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences.  

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 14, 2013

Penn Engineering Intro Class Gets a Power Boost

As computers become more enmeshed in everyday life, both their software and hardware are becoming accessible to the average person. Whereas do-it-yourself enthusiasts of earlier generations tackled birdhouses and AM radios, this generation is making its own robots, 3-D printers and cell phone accessories.

Key Factors in Urban Minority Male High School Success Detailed in New Study

October 3, 2013

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is featured for leading a study about black and Latino male students’ academic success in New York City high schools.

Young Black and Latino Men Are, in Fact, Going to College

September 30, 2013

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is cited for his research on achievement by black males in higher education.

Article Source: Atlantic

In Plain Sight

September 30, 2013

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is featured for his research findings about black and Latino male students succeeding in New York City high schools.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Female Professors Face Family Quandary on Tenure Track

September 29, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on parenting while on the tenure track.

Penn to Offer Counseling Guidance to City Students

September 27, 2013

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions comments on the Ivy in Your Backyard program that offers local students guidance on the college search and application process.

Article Source: Philly.com

Colleges Join the Ed-Tech Revolution by Nurturing Young Companies

September 23, 2013

Bobbi Kurshan of the Graduate School of Education discusses the announcement of the school’s education incubator.

Analysis: Racial Gap Persists on Ohio State Tests

September 23, 2013

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education comments on the impact of quality preschool education on students’ performance in kindergarten.

Article Source: Associated Press