Press Releases

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...
January 15, 2014
New Center Headed by Dr. Marybeth GasmanPhiladelphia, PA– Next week the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education will launch a new research center, The Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions (CMSI). Dr. Marybeth Gasman, a historian and professor at the Graduate School of...
January 8, 2014
Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference explores the ways in which racial stereotypes haunt American education—and what to do about itPhiladelphia, PA— Racial conflicts in schools often remain hidden at the expense of a healthy school climate and the well being...
December 9, 2013
Contact: Kat Stein, Exec. Director of Communicationskatstein@gse.upenn.edu / (215) 898-9642Will Black Bowl Players Be Academic Losers?Philadelphia, PA, December 9, 2013 – Data released today from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education details the low...