Press Releases

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
Penn GSE’s Philadelphia Writing Project, teachers, students, & local businesses join together to raise funds for literacy programs at the 3rd annual Walk for Literacy.
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
University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education & The Milken Family Foundation Announce 2015 Education Business Plan Competition Winners.
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....
April 9, 2015
Competition for Game-Changing Innovations in Education To Showcase Early-Stage Entrepreneurs; Prizes for New Ideas Added  Philadelphia, PA, April 9, 2015 – The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation announced the finalists for the...
April 1, 2015
Join the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Penn Graduate School of Education for a conversation with authors Clifton Conrad and Marybeth Gasman in celebration of the release of their new book, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 4 p.m. at the Penn Bookstore, 36th and Walnut Streets,...
February 26, 2015
As the nation’s attention turns toward the importance of community colleges, a comprehensive new report from the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, a research center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE), highlights the unique and important role...
February 24, 2015
Philadelphia, PA, Feb.  – In the past year, arguments about the Common Core State Standards have spilled from education policy circles into the public discourse. By democratizing the flow of information and offering a rallying point for normally divergent groups, Twitter has played a key role...

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