Education

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

Union, Schools, Penn Announce Collaboration Plan

October 30, 2010

Penn announces plans to provide more services and resources for West Philadelphia students and their families.

 

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

High Pressure Fundraising = Big Turn Off

October 30, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education contributes her opinion on overbearing tactics used for fundraising at higher education institutions.

When Law School Becomes a Bad Investment

October 30, 2010

During the recession, the logic was ubiquitous: The economy is terrible - better to wait it out! It is a three-year fast track to a remunerative, respectable career! It's not just learning a subject - it's learning how to think! Law school, always the safe choice, be came a more popular choice. Between 2007 and 2009, the number of LSAT takers climbed 20.5 percent. Law school applications increased in turn. But now a number of recent or current law students are saying - or screaming - that they made a mistake.

Article Source: Washington Post

An Open Letter to HBCU Students and Alumni

October 28, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on issues of access and retention for students of color.

Article Source: Diverse

Monica Yant Kinney: Give Teachers Dollars to Go With Ideals

October 31, 2010

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education comments on the disparity between teachers’ salaries and the value of their work.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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