Press Releases

September 3, 2014
Contact: Kat Stein, Exec. Director of Communicationskatstein@gse.upenn.edu / (215) 898-9642Howard C. Stevenson Appointed as Constance E. Clayton Professor In Urban Education at University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education  Howard C. Stevenson has been named the Constance...
September 2, 2014
Philadelphia, PA— Laura Perna has been named the James S. Riepe Professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. This newly created professorship has been awarded by Penn President Amy Gutmann in honor of the former chairman of Penn...
August 20, 2014
Philadelphia, PA—Ferguson, Mo. shares its public school district with Florissant, a neighboring community. University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education researchers found stark racial differences between the two towns, despite their geographic proximity. Most school-age children in...
July 2, 2014
Design Studio EDSi Names 9 Start-Ups to Intensive Education Incubator Philadelphia, PA– Penn’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) has announced that the Education Design Studio, Inc. (EDSi), a $2.1 million hybrid incubator and seed fund built specifically for education ventures, has selected...
May 14, 2014
Philadelphia-based start-up Osmosis takes home two top prizes, including 1st place from the Milken Family Foundation  Philadelphia, PA, May 14, 2014 – Philadelphia-based start-up Osmosis won top prizes 2014 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) today.  Education...
April 29, 2014
 Expansive New Penn GSE report provides litmus test for any proposed fix to the ailing system   Philadelphia, PA, April 29, 2014 — California’s public system of higher education is rudderless, with a vortex of political, economic, and demographic forces threatening its ability...
April 14, 2014
Share your idea. Change the world. Philadelphia, PA– The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation have announced 12 finalists for the 2014 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC). Considered one of the most prestigious...
February 27, 2014
 Penn GSE's Institute for Research on Higher Education Identifies Flawed Higher Education Policies; Issues RecommendationsPhiladelphia, PA — Helping more people get a postsecondary education is a national challenge that many large states are failing to accomplish because these states have...
February 10, 2014
Study Mines "Big Data" Across Philadelphia Social Agencies and Public Schools to Examine ImpactPhiladelphia, PA– If big-city school systems had a clear picture of the risks that put their students most in danger of falling behind academically, educators and policy makers could build locally...
February 3, 2014
New Center Based at Penn GSE Is Headed by Dr. Marybeth GasmanPhiladelphia, PA, February 3, 2014 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted $1.5 million to support the work of the Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions (CMSI) a new research center at the University of...

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