April 16, 2024
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Jobs for the Future Education Practice Leader Joel Vargas

The talk explored the concept of the “Big Blur,” a model that integrates the final years of high school with early college experiences and workforce preparation.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Higher Education
April 12, 2024
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Vice Provost for Faculty Laura Perna says it is extremely important for students, especially low-income students and first-generation students, to complete the FAFSA as they try to identify ways to pay for college.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Higher Education
April 5, 2024
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A graphic of a divided United States map in blue and red, with silhouetted figures in the foreground against a gradient background.

“State legislatures have now used the power of law to try to inscribe one view, and to prevent another,” Jonathan Zimmerman told the Washington Post.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Policy & Analysis
March 29, 2024
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Zemsky advocates for a shift to three-year degree programs to combat the rising costs and evolving needs of higher education.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Higher Education
March 22, 2024
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Bonilla highlights the shift from vocational training to career technical education, emphasizing its role in reducing dropout rates and promoting equitable learning opportunities.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Education Policy & Analysis
March 15, 2024
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Penn GSE Associate Professor Brooks Bowden leaning against a chalkboard

Bowden’s research demonstrates how lenient grading policies in North Carolina high schools lead to reduced student effort and wider academic gaps, questioning current educational reforms.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Teaching & Learning
March 8, 2024
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Penn GSE Dean Katharine Strunk poses outside against a glass façade

While teacher turnover peaked in 2022, the attrition rate remains stubbornly high.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
February 27, 2024
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Ericka S. Weathers, with a warm smile, stands confidently, her braided hair elegantly styled into an updo, complemented by large hoop earrings, a vibrant beaded necklace, and a chic beige blazer, reflected against a glass surface.

Assistant professor calls for a new, more equitable funding formula that addresses racial and socioeconomic disparities.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Higher Education
February 15, 2024
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The former Institute for Research on Higher Education director critiques Governor Shapiro’s higher ed funding plan for Pennsylvania, emphasizing the need for sustainable priorities and systemic policy leadership.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Higher Education
February 13, 2024
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Headshots of Peter Eckel, Sharon Ravitch, and Karen Weaver

Books by Peter Eckel, Sharon Ravitch, and Karen Weaver explore a wide range of topics including university systems in former Soviet republics, successful leadership mindsets, and the money and politics behind college athletics.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership

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