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Penn GSE and IUR to Host “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America”
May 5, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education is hosting “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America: The Policy, Practice and Research Issues,” May 25-26 in Houston Hall, 3733 Spruce St.
Three Penn GSE Profs Lead Panel Discussion in “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!”
April 18, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — Three panelists from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will host a discussion at the 2011 Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Lecture, “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!: A Strategic Look at the Essential Components of Early Childhood Education,” Wednesday, April 27, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th St.
Janine Remillard of Penn GSE Named Vice Chair of National Commission for Mathematics Instruction
April 1, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – Janine Remillard, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named vice chair of the U.S. National Commission for Mathematics Instruction for a two-year term.  She has served on the commission since 2009.
UNESCO Chair Established at Penn GSE
March 28, 2011
A UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy has been established at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. The first of its kind at a U.S. school of education, the UNESCO Chair will focus on achieving UN Millennium Development Goals in the area of basic education and literacy in the poorest countries of the world. Established within Penn’s International Literacy Institute (ILI), the UNESCO Chair will be held by Dr. Dan Wagner, a professor of education at Penn GSE and Director of the ILI.  
Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Issues Special Report on Improving Teaching Quality
February 21, 2011
PHILADELPHIA –- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released a special report highlighting how donors can improve the single biggest in-school factor affecting students: teaching quality.  “High Impact Philanthropy to Improve Teaching Quality: Focus on High-Need Secondary Students” identifies cost-effective nonprofit models that improve teachers’ skills, principals’ effectiveness and the way schools are organized. 
Penn GSE Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million to Study “Models of Success” at Minority-Serving Institutions
February 3, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education, USA Funds and the Kresge Foundation.   Consisting of $500,000 from each of the funding agencies, the grant will be used to study “models of success” that help students finish their degrees at minority-serving institutions, including historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and Native American tribal colleges.
Penn’s Project for Civic Engagement Hosts Forums on “The Conversation of Kings: From Dream to Sacrifice”
January 14, 2011
  WHO:             Project for Civic Engagement, housed at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education    WHAT:             Hosting “The Conversation of Kings: From Dream to Sacrifice Toward a More Perfect Union,” a two-part community forum designed to stimulate conversation about race and ethnicity.  
Sharon Ravitch of Penn’s Graduate School of Education Named Advisor for Haitian Ministry of Education
December 6, 2010
PHILADELPHIA –- Sharon Ravitch, a senior lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has been named senior international advisor to the Haitian Ministry of Education for its Education Reconstruction Plan, designed to rebuild the nation’s education system. Creutzer Mathurin, a senior leader in the Ministry, formalized an agreement today at Penn, solidifying Ravitch’s and GSE’s role in rebuilding the Haitian educational infrastructure.
Penn Graduate School of Education Prof Named Global Education Advisory Chair at Success For Kids
November 23, 2010
PHILADELPHIA –- Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has been appointed chair of the global education advisory board at Success for Kids.
Penn Graduate School of Education Opens Business Plan Competition Submissions; Top Prize $25,000
October 29, 2010
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation have announced that the 2011 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is open for submissions.             Entering its second year, this global competition is the first contest specifically aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and addressing challenges in education.  It is designed to connect social entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and other funders interested in improving education.