Education

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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

At U.S. Colleges, Chinese-Financed Centers Prompt Worries About Academic Freedom

October 17, 2010

Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.

College Completion Rate Among Men Stalls

October 20, 2010

A new report on minority achievement in higher education sounds an alarm about a stark reversal of fortune for an unlikely minority group: men. Younger men are significantly less likely to have completed college than older men, according to an analysis of federal data by the American Council on Education, a nonprofit group that represents college leaders. The educational stagnation of men is hindering the progress of the nation as a whole and largely offsetting gains by women, the group says.

Article Source: washington Post