Education

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

Is Pell Too Big?

March 15, 2011

House Republicans and the Obama administration agree about relatively few matters these days, and it would be a profound exaggeration to say they see eye to eye on Pell Grants. The GOP-led House last month approved a 2011 budget that would cut the size of the maximum grant for low-income students by $845, to $4,705, one of many reasons why President Obama has threatened to veto the measure.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Researchers Find Constant Contact Between Parents and Students, but Not Much Intervention

March 14, 2011

Most college students are in frequent touch with their parents, but moms and dads are less likely to intervene than to encourage their children to resolve matters on their own, according to new data presented here on Monday at the annual meeting of Naspa—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Blending Learning: Technology Helps Facilitate the Face-to-Face Experience

March 14, 2011

Andrew Atzert of the Wharton School comments on the blending of face-to-face and technological components in online learning.

Article Source: Financial Times

Penn Extends ‘Likely’ Letters (and Videos)

March 14, 2011

The Admissions Office is featured for the ‘likely’ letters and video that were sent to some applicants.

Article Source: New York Times

Black Colleges’ Success in STEM

March 8, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on the role of STEM at historically black colleges and universities.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 8, 2011

Lauren Greenfield’s ”Girl Culture” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Girl Culture” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on April 9. 

Featuring 50 color photographs of girls and young women from a range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds across the United States, “Girl Culture” explores girls’ relationships with their own bodies and popular culture. The images in this show examine contemporary life for girls, addressing topics such as sexuality, body image and weight-loss culture.

Part 1: Why Is College So Expensive?

March 4, 2011

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli comments on what contributes to the cost of a college education.

Article Source: CBS Radio
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“Civil Disabilities: Theory, Citizenship and the Body”

 

WHO & WHAT:           An interdisciplinary conference featuring leading scholars in disability studies whose research includes civic fitness, technology designed to assist people with disabilities, history, politics and education.