Education

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

Wharton Shops for Retail MBAs

October 28, 2010

The Wharton School announces a $15 million gift from Jay and Patty Baker.

Article Source: CNNMoney.com

Oops, We've Given That Test Before

October 29, 2010

The Educational Testing Service is canceling all scores on the Graduate Record Examination from China this month because large portions of the test had been used in previous administrations of the exam. While testing companies periodically have to cancel scores when a testing center makes an error or gives an incorrect version of a test, making an error throughout China has major ramifications. About 24,000 test takers -- most of them likely applicants to graduate schools in the United States -- took the GRE this month in China.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Not So Need-Blind

October 29, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Imagine walking into a pricey hotel and telling the desk clerk that you intend to stay the night, but are willing to pay only as much money as you have in your pocket at the moment. That is the prevailing assumption underlying how students and their families pay for expensive, private higher education, a group of admissions and financial aid officers said here Thursday morning at the College Board's annual forum. The model isn't sustainable -- for families or colleges.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 29, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Opens Business Plan Competition Submissions; Top Prize $25,000

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation have announced that the 2011 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is open for submissions.

            Entering its second year, this global competition is the first contest specifically aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and addressing challenges in education.  It is designed to connect social entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and other funders interested in improving education.

Best Values in Private Colleges 2010-11

December 1, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania ranks seventh in “Best Values in Private Colleges.”

Article Source: Kiplinger.com

UPenn's MAGPI Hosts Long-Distance Learning Platforms for First Annual Content Provider Carnival

October 26, 2010

The campus educational and research Internet 2 network MAGPI is highlighted.

Article Source: Flying Kite

PhillyInc: Penn State Leading in Credit Card Accounts

October 26, 2010

Among the local universities receiving payments from FIA were the University of Pennsylvania, which received $650,000; Villanova University, which got $400,000; and Temple University, $200,461. Drexel University received $250,000 from U.S. Bank.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Child’s Play Is Vital, She Says, to Happiness

October 25, 2010

Brian Sutton-Smith of the Graduate School of Education comments on the significance of playful aspects of life.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

U.S. Colleges Cutting Courses to Curtail Campus Costs

October 21, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the impact the recession had on historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Diverse

Education Will Split the Democratic Party

October 21, 2010

Alvin Felzenberg of the Annenberg School for Communications offers his perspective on how education issues could divide left-wing politics.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report