Press Releases

October 24, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation today announced the finalists for the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) Idea Path. Entrepreneurs are pursing ideas that could change education...
June 20, 2017
Muslim families in America are under tremendous pressure and fearful after a year of dramatic increases in hateful anti-Muslim incidents.   In the wake of the murder of 17-year-old Nabra Hussein in Virginia, Penn GSE’s Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher says school leaders must recognize...
June 9, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania will establish the Calvin Bland Faculty Fellowships for the Penn Futures Project. A $2 million endowment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will create a separate fellowship for each school in Penn Futures: the School of Nursing, ...
June 7, 2017
Forty-two states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core state standards, while the other remaining eight states are implementing their own new challenging standards for college- and career-readiness. But carefully crafted standards matter little if they do not change how teachers...
May 11, 2017
*Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and ready access to a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.[[image|left|faculty=5556|caption=Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman]] “To me, this is a Trumpian reply to Trump's Secretary of Education. As...
April 25, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2017)  – Although college participation rates continue to rise among United States students of all races, ethnicities, and economic levels, a new report issued today details the country’s emerging two-tiered educational system that is increasingly likely to produce...
April 25, 2017
[[image|center|width=650|src=https://www.gse.upenn.edu/system/files/u225/InnovationLogo.png]]PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 25, 2017 — The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation have announced the winners of the eighth annual ...
April 18, 2017
In the early 2000s, alarmed by low graduation rates and an underprepared workforce, Tennessee’s political, educational, and business leaders launched a plan to boost educational attainment. A new independent report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE)...
March 28, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation announced the finalists for the eighth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) today. Emerging ventures include neurocognitive...
March 2, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The undeniable influence of Twitter in the recent presidential election raises important questions about the evolving role of social media in American political discourse. A new study analyzing how the Common Core educational standards were debated on Twitter offers insights into how...