Press Releases

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...
February 15, 2017
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) announced that Elmira Mangum, former president of Florida A&M University (FAMU), will be spending a half-year sabbatical at the University of Pennsylvania. ...
February 13, 2017
Two master's students from the University Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) have been selected as fellows in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project. Abdul-Qadir Islam and Rebecca Kuss will be part of the multi-year initiative to improve the teaching of...
February 2, 2017
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) has named the first 30 scholars that will receive unprecedented support and mentoring as part of a program to increase the number of Latino professors working in the humanities at U.S. colleges and universities. The undergraduate students...
December 14, 2016
PHILADELPHIA – A generation of strivers is being priced out of the most affordable rung of the higher education ladder, suggests a new report from the Institute for Research on Higher Education (IRHE) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. The report...
November 9, 2016
[[image|left|faculty=4990|caption=Dr. Joni Finney]]The election results show that millions of Americans feel excluded from economic progress. Perhaps that shouldn't be surprising at a time when most jobs that pay family-sustaining wages require at least some higher education, which is unaffordable...
October 24, 2016
At a time when questions about college affordability are at the center of American policy debates, the number of College Promise programs is expanding dramatically. These programs which ‘promise’ a financial or other type of award to eligible students who attend specified schools and/or reside in...
September 29, 2016
Years of skepticism about school accountability reforms and standardized testing spilled over into large-scale testing boycotts in the spring of 2015. Students, parents, and advocates in New Jersey were at the forefront of this opt-out movement. A new report, from a team of researchers led by...
September 27, 2016
[[image|left|faculty=5045|caption=Dr. Nelson Flores]]"As someone who studies the intersection of language and race and the different racial tropes that were used, I think we need to pay attention to the words both candidates used. On the one hand, you have Trump creating this vision of the 'hell'...
September 27, 2016
[[image|left|caption=Linda Leibowitz|width=180|src=https://scholar.gse.upenn.edu/sites/default/files/imagecache/os_modal_image_501/leibowitz.jpg]]“When a presidential candidate makes an accusation that the hacking of information in our country might not be the Russians, but a 400-pound person (in...