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At Penn GSE, our students and faculty move education forward every day. Read the latest news about our work below. For media inquiries, please visit the Penn GSE Press Room.
December 11, 2013 - The Penn GSE Education Alumni Association (EAA) presented the 2013 EAA Awards on Saturday, November 9, at The Inn at Penn. The awards honor the accomplishments of GSE alumni and other education professionals, recognizing outstanding contributions to Penn GSE and the field of education.
December 9, 2013 – Data released today from Penn GSE's Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education details the low graduation rates of Black male student-athletes on teams participating in the 2014 Bowl Championship Series (BCS). Based on six-year graduation rates at the 10 schools, at least half the Black players taking to the gridiron in a BCS game this year will not graduate. Teams playing in the five BCS Bowls were announced last night.
December 5, 2013 - Emerging data from a Penn GSE study show that massive open online courses (MOOCs) have relatively few active users, that user “engagement” falls off dramatically—especially after the first 1-2 weeks of a course—and that few users persist to the course end.
December 3, 2013 – Penn GSE and the Milken Family Foundation have opened submissions for the 2014 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC). As the first education-focused business plan competition, the EBPC features over $125,000 in prize funding and the opportunity to connect with top investors and researchers in the field of educational innovation.
November 20, 2013 – A Penn GSE report was released today as part of a Philadelphia City Council Committee on Education hearing on education funding. The report, by professors Matthew Steinberg and Rand Quinn, found that the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) does more, per pupil, with its current resources than its closest counterparts in terms of student poverty and achievement.
November 8, 2013 - Penn GSE and the Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSIs) held a national convening on November 1-3 in Princeton, N.J. Hosted by the Educational Testing Service, this gathering of more than 100 students, educators, administrators and funders of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) from across the U.S. met to discuss topics ranging from strategies for increasing funding to better ways to address the challenges faced by first-year students.
November 5, 2013 - Conventional wisdom would have it that the Internet is not a healthy place for kids. Concerned parents and educators, echoing an earlier generation’s fears about television and radio, worry that hanging about the Internet can make kids violent or antisocial, or that it disconnects them from their bodies and their environments.
September 30, 2013 – To answer this question, a new report is being issued today from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. The Center’s research team, led by Dr.