Press Releases: 2014 Archive

October 9, 2014
Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Co-Hosts First Global Meeting on Colleges and Universities Serving Traditionally Marginalized Students ______________________________________________________________________________________________October 9, 2014 ­— Across the world,...
September 22, 2014
Philadelphia, PA—A formal research partnership between Penn’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) has been launched, with the aim of assisting the District’s school turnaround and new schools efforts. The School District of Philadelphia-Penn...
September 18, 2014
Toronto, Ontario and Philadelphia, PA– The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) has announced that the Education Design Studio, Inc. (EDSi), a $2.1 million hybrid incubator and seed fund built specifically for education ventures, has partnered with MaRS Discovery...
September 4, 2014
A new report finds the Obama Administration’s College Scorecard under-values Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other institutions serving underrepresented students Philadelphia, PA, September 4, 2014 — A report issued today by Penn Graduate School of Education’s Center for...
September 3, 2014
Contact: Kat Stein, Exec. Director of Communicationskatstein@gse.upenn.edu / (215) 898-9642Howard C. Stevenson Appointed as Constance E. Clayton Professor In Urban Education at University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education  Howard C. Stevenson has been named the Constance...
September 2, 2014
Philadelphia, PA— Laura Perna has been named the James S. Riepe Professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. This newly created professorship has been awarded by Penn President Amy Gutmann in honor of the former chairman of Penn...
August 20, 2014
Philadelphia, PA—Ferguson, Mo. shares its public school district with Florissant, a neighboring community. University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education researchers found stark racial differences between the two towns, despite their geographic proximity. Most school-age children in...
July 2, 2014
Design Studio EDSi Names 9 Start-Ups to Intensive Education Incubator Philadelphia, PA– Penn’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) has announced that the Education Design Studio, Inc. (EDSi), a $2.1 million hybrid incubator and seed fund built specifically for education ventures, has selected...
May 14, 2014
Philadelphia-based start-up Osmosis takes home two top prizes, including 1st place from the Milken Family Foundation  Philadelphia, PA, May 14, 2014 – Philadelphia-based start-up Osmosis won top prizes 2014 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) today.  Education...
April 29, 2014
 Expansive New Penn GSE report provides litmus test for any proposed fix to the ailing system   Philadelphia, PA, April 29, 2014 — California’s public system of higher education is rudderless, with a vortex of political, economic, and demographic forces threatening its ability...