Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on the role of technology in the classroom.
Penn GSE Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million to Study “Models of Success” at Minority-Serving Institutions
PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education, USA Funds and the Kresge Foundation.
Consisting of $500,000 from each of the funding agencies, the grant will be used to study “models of success” that help students finish their degrees at minority-serving institutions, including historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and Native American tribal colleges.
In discussions about “college and career readiness” – one of the education catchphrases these days – the focus is usually on college. But increasingly, some educators are calling for more attention to the career part of the equation – and questioning whether a traditional four-year college degree is necessarily the best path for everyone.
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses the large increase of applications and Penn’s no-loan financial-aid policy.