Press Releases

September 14, 2016
Many education advocates are praising Pennsylvania for joining 47 other states and enacting a basic education funding formula. But new research from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education suggests that without more guidelines, the formula could ultimately provide property tax...
August 15, 2016
[[image|right|caption=Rita Ferrandino|width=180|src=https://www.gse.upenn.edu/system/files/u225/ESDi_Ferrandino.jpg]]Rita Ferrandino has been named the new CEO for The Education Design Studio Inc. (EDSi), a unique seed fund/incubator. EDSi helps education entrepreneurs jumpstart new ventures, and...
May 11, 2016
The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation announced the winners of the sixth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) today. A new way for colleges to engage with their alumni, apps for helping...
April 27, 2016
Philadelphia, Pa. — Policy choices by political and institutional leaders have made college less affordable in all 50 states, with real consequences for American families. A study published today by the Institute for Research on Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate...
April 19, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2016) – Although more U.S. students from all races, ethnicities and economic levels have enrolled in colleges and universities after high school in the past 40 years, family income has a significant impact on entrance to college, student loan debt and degree completion,...
April 11, 2016
Philadelphia — The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation announced the finalists for the seventh annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) today.  Companies range from a platform for teaching...
March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016 – The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education has released its evaluation of one of the most ambitious and well-documented expansions of a U.S. instructional curriculum. The rigorous independent evaluation of...
March 16, 2016
Two grants, totaling nearly $2 million, have been awarded to University of Pennsylvania professors Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo, enabling the continued development and expanded use of Integrated Data Systems, or IDS, for evidence-based policymaking through the Actionable Intelligence for Social...
March 15, 2016
Black men fill the rosters of the biggest college football and basketball programs in the country. They are crucial to the 65 universities that make up the Power 5 athletic conferences and earn millions in ticket revenue, television rights, and merchandising. But what are these Black student-...
February 17, 2016
 Three University of Pennsylvania deans have joined forces to improve the lives of Philadelphia youth and families through the Penn Futures Project (PFP). Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel, Social Policy & Practice (SP2) Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., and Graduate School of Education (GSE)...