Education

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

Black Students Trail Peers in Graduation Rates at Memphis-area Universities

February 26, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is cited for her book, “Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Triumphs, Troubles, and Taboos.”

Article Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Harvard, Princeton to Resume Early Admissions

February 25, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions comments on the University’s binding early-decision program.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

College Aid Is an Economic Engine

February 25, 2011

Let's say you're on a family outing when you realize you're 20 miles from the nearest exit and the car is almost out of gas. If you lighten the load, you just might make it to the gas station. Uncle Harry and Aunt Myrtle have brought along a heavy cooler jammed full of cheeses, cold cuts, and wine. How about leaving that by the side of the road? Not so fast, says Uncle Harry: We need those snacks and, besides, how about the engine? It's really heavy. Stupid idea, right?

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Drop Out Report

February 17, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses the school drop-out rate.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Black History is American History

February 20, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education explores black history being included as being a part of the American story.

Writing and Productivity in Academe

February 18, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education contributes her perspective on professors’ difficulties producing scholarship.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 21, 2011

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Issues Special Report on Improving Teaching Quality

PHILADELPHIA –- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released a special report highlighting how donors can improve the single biggest in-school factor affecting students: teaching quality. 

The World’s Best 40 B-School Profs Under the Age of 40

February 16, 2011

Adam Grant, Kartik Hosanagar and Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School are highlighted.

Article Source: Poets & Quants

HBCUs Are Not Segregated Institutions

February 12, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her views on the role and purpose of historically black colleges and universities.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 14, 2011

Penn Social Policy & Practice and Law Faculty to Present Domestic Violence Research to Legislators

PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania will present research about gun policy and domestic violence to state legislators in the “Pennsylvania State Briefing: Domestic Violence,” sponsored by Women in Government on Feb.  15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

The event will be hosted by Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione and representatives Chelsea Wagner,  Kate Harper, Lynda Schlegel-Culver, Margo Davidson and Rosemary Brown.