Press Releases

January 28, 2016
The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) is launching an unprecedented program to increase the number of Latino professors working in the humanities at US colleges and universities. Pathways to the Professoriate, supported by a $5...
January 14, 2016
Teachers may not have a level playing field when it comes to one of the most commonly used tools for high-stakes job performance evaluations — classroom observation of teachers’ instructional practice. New research from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the...
December 3, 2015
December 3, 2015 — Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) educate 26 percent of the nation’s college students. Like all colleges and universities, MSIs are trying to quantify the Return on Investment (ROI) they offer students. But the calculations can be different for MSIs, which serve large...
November 13, 2015
   Dr. Stevenson can discuss how people can develop constructive coping strategies when dealing with racial stress – and what role schools play in addressing stress caused by race, in particular within the context of the University of Missouri/Yale University protests. “Schools are...
October 29, 2015
Philadelphia, PA—Unique education seed fund/incubator The Education Design Studio Inc. (EDSi) is pleased to announce the fund’s 2015-2016 cohort of education Fellows. Eight new Fellows have been selected from approximately 300 entrepreneurs worldwide, with projects ranging from learning tools to...
October 8, 2015
Philadelphia, PA– The Philadelphia Writing Project’s 3rd Annual Walk for Literacy on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Penn Park (217 S. 33rd St., Phila.,PA  19104) will feature fun, exercise, and a spotlight on literacy. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit youth writing programs like...
August 25, 2015
In schools across the United States, Black students are punished more severely than their peers. But nowhere are Black students suspended or expelled more than in the South. Fifty-five percent of the 1.2 million Black students suspended in the U.S. live in just 13 Southern states.  In a new...
May 29, 2015
“Our recent study of the Common Core controversy on Twitter showed that the Standards debate is largely a political proxy war about other contentious education issues rather than about the quality of the Standards themselves. In this vein, Governor Christie’s move away from the Common Core should...
May 13, 2015
  Philadelphia, PA—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.  Winning ideas included platforms to connect parents...
May 4, 2015
May 4, 2015—Today, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (“MBK Alliance”), which aims tomake the American Dream available to all boys and young men of color by eliminating gaps in their opportunities and outcomes. Penn GSE Professor Shaun R....