Education

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

Judge OKs Settlements That Limits Use of Seniority in L.A. Teacher Layoffs

January 21, 2011

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences suggests that a Los Angeles school system settlement is a distraction from fixing schools that are poorly operated.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 20, 2011

Penn-Based Index Shows Rise of Asian, Latin-American, African Think Tanks; Brookings Is Top Think Tank

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s annual rankings of the world’s top think tanks puts the Brookings Institution at the top of the list as 2010 Think Tank of the Year.  It was selected from 74 institutions that were nominated. 

As White House Pushes Study Abroad in China, Educators Question the Logistics

January 19, 2011

An Obama administration goal to double the number of Americans studying in China by 2014 got a high-profile endorsement on Wednesday from Michelle Obama, who called such student exchanges "a key component of this administration's foreign-policy agenda" in a speech at Howard University. International educators' excitement at this national spotlight on study abroad, however, is tempered by serious concerns about the achievability of such an ambitious target.

Why Some Elite Colleges Give Away Courses Online

January 19, 2011

Foundations and universities have spent a fortune producing freely available online course materials. This week a new book, Unlocking the Gates (Princeton University Press), takes stock of that movement by focusing on some of its most high-profile players and their online successes and failures. The author, Taylor Walsh, is a research analyst with Ithaka S+R, the research division of the nonprofit Ithaka consulting group, which supported the project together with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The Chronicle asked Ms.

Documenting Adjuncts' Pay Gap

January 20, 2011

If part-time faculty members assembled the equivalent course duties of a full-time job at a Pennsylvania community college, they still would earn only about $25,000 a year -- below state levels at which a family of four would be eligible for public assistance. That is one of the conclusions of a report being issued today by the Keystone Research Center, a think tank in Pennsylvania that studies issues of interest to education and labor groups, among others.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Another Black College Merger Proposed

January 19, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on a proposal in Louisiana to merge a white and a black college.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

M.B.A. Programs Go Global

January 14, 2011

The Wharton School is mentioned for adapting a new curriculum that includes an extensive global outlook on the business world.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Teaching Understanding in a Time of Intolerance

January 11, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her views on teaching students how to disagree without animosity and hatred.

Governor Thrusts New Jersey to Fore on Education

January 13, 2011

James Lytle of the Graduate School of Education comments on charter schools and on competition in education.

Article Source: New York Times

New Top Fundraiser at NCCU is Optimistic

January 10, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on historically black colleges and universities and their approaches in raising money through alumni.

Article Source: Herald Sun