Education

Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 19, 2010

Annenberg Study Reinforces Value of Public Television-Based Intervention in Promoting Early Literacy

An award-winning children’s PBS KIDS program, Between the Lions, when combined with teachers who are equipped with curriculum materials and who have received training, has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in developing better reading skills for preschool children.            

Obama on Education: “The Economic Issue of Our Time”

August 11, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses President Obama’s agenda for historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Theloop21.com

Sending the Wrong Message About Historically Black Colleges

August 11, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors a blog post on mission clarity at historically black colleges and universities.

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Media Contact:Jacqueline Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 11, 2010

Nine Penn Students and Five Alumni Awarded Fulbright International Exchange Educational Scholarships

Nine University of Pennsylvania students and five Penn alumni have been awarded scholarships to participate in Fulbright international educational exchange program.  More than 1,500 U.S. citizens will travel abroad for one year of foreign study in one of 155 foreign countries, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 10, 2010

Penn Research Points to the Influence of Non-Catholics on the Changes Brought by Vatican II

PHILADELPHIA – A new analysis of voting patterns among bishops at the Second Vatican Council points to the indirect influence of non-Catholic churches in the Council’s liberalization of the Catholic Church.

Candy Land to the Rescue!

August 2, 2010

Janine Remillard of the Graduate School of Education says board games can be an excellent educational tool for children.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Interviews Are Regaining a Foothold in College Admissions Process

August 2, 2010

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses college admission interviews.

Article Source: Washington Post

Another Drop for Sociology

August 2, 2010

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors a job-market report for the American Sociological Association.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Institutional Level Strategies for Retaining Men of Color

August 2, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors an op-ed on university student retention plans.

Who Is Marybeth Gasman?

July 21, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is profiled for her study of historically black colleges and universities.