Education, Business & Policy

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Commentary: Phila. Behind Peer Cities in Education Funding May 3, 2016 |

Wendell Pritchett and third-year student Max Weiss of the Law School contribute their thoughts on the funding crisis of the School District of Philadelphia in comparison to peer cities.

Elderly, Ailing – and Treated at Home May 2, 2016 | Wall Street Journal

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School writes about a pilot program for elderly Medicare patients which gives them the primary care right where they live.

Why Entrepreneurs Bring Benefits to Corporate Boards May 1, 2016 | Wall Street Journal

Laura Huang of the Wharton School says, “Entrepreneurs may or may not actually make good directors — and that is still an empirical question — but this research importantly shows that, regardless, the mere appointment of an entrepreneur is associated with performance and real outcomes.”

Raising a Child With Grit Can Mean Letting Her Quit April 29, 2016 | New York Times

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

Sallie Mae Now Offers Education Loans to Parents April 29, 2016 | New York Times

Research about college affordability led by the Institute for Research on Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education is cited.