Education

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

Defining Academic Freedom

December 14, 2010
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

The Case for Early Decision

December 13, 2010

After 36 years in the admissions profession, I’m frustrated that colleges are still doing a poor job of explaining the benefits of early-decision programs in their promotional activities, and that early decision is often portrayed in the news media as being bad for students without much research being done to prove or disprove this theory. Early decision isn’t for everyone, but if a student finds a college that’s a perfect fit, then getting a jump on the competition and available financial aid makes sense.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Separate Is Not Equal; Black Colleges Sue State

December 12, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education weighs in a case involving Maryland’s inadequate funding of its historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: National Public Radio

SLANGuage Class Puts America Into Words for Foreign Penn Students

December 10, 2010

The unconventional English class, sponsored by the Christian Association at the University of Pennsylvania is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Feds: Va. Tech Broke Law in '07 Shooting Response

December 10, 2010

Federal education officials have found Virginia Tech broke the law when it waited two hours to warn the campus that a gunman was on the loose, too late to save 30 students and faculty who went to class and were killed in the 2007 rampage.

Article Source: Associated Press

Report: For-Profit Colleges Cashing in on Military

December 9, 2010

For-profit college companies are taking in enormous amounts of federal student aid money by recruiting and enrolling members of the military, veterans and their families, with questionable returns, according to a new report from a vocal Senate critic of the industry.

Article Source: Washington Post

Moving Past ‘Doing More With Less’

December 7, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses how historically black colleges and universities make the most out of the little resources they have.

How Some Politicians Stumble on Science

December 5, 2010

"All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots," Mark Twain wrote in his once-again hot-selling autobiography, "… on account of personal experience and heredity." Twain didn't much care for politicians. Scientists might soon be feeling the same way, if they didn't already, spurred by recent signs of budget-cutting headed straight at them.

Article Source: USA Today

Temple University says Expansion Won’t Crowd the City

December 8, 2010

Temple's ongoing construction will be substantial but will not push further into residential areas of North Philadelphia, university president Ann Weaver Hart said Tuesday. Hart, in a meeting with the Inquirer Editorial Board, disclosed details of the $1.2 billion expansion of Temple's main campus, saying the size of the university's footprint in North Philadelphia will not increase. As The Inquirer reported last year, Temple's expansion will develop the university's Broad Street corridor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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"Can" the Canned Food Drive for Effective Giving

Expert:

Katherina Rosqueta

Executive Director, Center for High-Impact Philanthropy

School of Social Policy & Practice

University of Pennsylvania

 

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