Education

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

California to Use New Type of Nationwide School Tests

September 3, 2010

Elliot Weinbaum of the Graduate School of Education comments on California’s newly proposed standardized-testing methods.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Running Jogs the Academic Mind

August 29, 2010

Sarah Barringer Gordon of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Law School is cited for her book “The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America,” and says running helps jump start the mind.

Report to Show Scope, Response to Dropout Crisis

August 31, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice addresses the rising dropout rate in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Dr. J. Larry Jameson to Lead Penn Medicine

PHILADELPHIA -- J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the next executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Penn’s School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2011.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Laying a Liberal Arts Foundation, on Shaky Ground

September 1, 2010

Alan Ruby of the Graduate School of Education comments on universities’ global campus development.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Updated: Harvard Says Marc Hauser Guilty of Science Misconduct

August 20, 2010

David Premack of the School of Arts and Sciences says, "Dishonesty in cognitive science is somehow more disturbing than dishonesty in biology or physical science."

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 1, 2010

Penn GSE Professor to Speak at White House-Sponsored Conference During National HBCU Week

PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will speak at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities conference in Washington, D.C., during National HBCU Week, which runs Sept. 12-15.

150,000 Students Won’t Find a Place at University Despite A* Grades

August 19, 2010

Incoming freshman Dominic Waltz is profiled.

The Quality Question

August 29, 2010

Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education and the Learning Alliance for Higher Education discusses the state of higher education and is cited for his book “Making Reform Work: The Case for Transforming American Higher Education.

Lingua Latina Introitum in Vnivers. Harvard. Faciliorem Reddit

August 24, 2010

Joseph Farrell of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses says Latin speakers have an upper hand in higher education.

Article Source: Bloomberg News