Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.

Child’s Play Is Vital, She Says, to Happiness

October 25, 2010

Brian Sutton-Smith of the Graduate School of Education comments on the significance of playful aspects of life.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

U.S. Colleges Cutting Courses to Curtail Campus Costs

October 21, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the impact the recession had on historically black colleges and universities.

Article Source: Diverse

Education Will Split the Democratic Party

October 21, 2010

Alvin Felzenberg of the Annenberg School for Communications offers his perspective on how education issues could divide left-wing politics.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

At U.S. Colleges, Chinese-Financed Centers Prompt Worries About Academic Freedom

October 17, 2010

Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.

College Completion Rate Among Men Stalls

October 20, 2010

A new report on minority achievement in higher education sounds an alarm about a stark reversal of fortune for an unlikely minority group: men. Younger men are significantly less likely to have completed college than older men, according to an analysis of federal data by the American Council on Education, a nonprofit group that represents college leaders. The educational stagnation of men is hindering the progress of the nation as a whole and largely offsetting gains by women, the group says.

Article Source: washington Post

Graduation Rates Stagnate as Latinos Continue to Trail

October 20, 2010

The White House announced Tuesday the creation of a commission to focus on boosting Hispanic academic achievement just as a report showed that college graduation rates among young Americans, especially Latinos, were stagnating. According to the American Council on Education, a Washington lobbying group, today's 25- to 34-year-olds are no better educated than their baby-boomer predecessors.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

The Making of Corporate U.

October 17, 2010

Marvin Lazerson of the Graduate School of Education reviews the road to educational corporatization.

The Real Cost Equation

October 19, 2010

Since 1981, the list price tuition and fees charged by American four-year colleges and universities (public and private together) has risen at an annual rate of 7.1 percent. Room and board has gone up 5.3 percent per year. Overall inflation has averaged only 3.2 percent. These differences have fueled an increasingly acrimonious public debate over the causes and consequences of the rising cost of college attendance.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Top Fund Raisers in 'Philanthropy 400' Saw Steep Drop in Donations Last Year

October 18, 2010

Private giving to the nation's biggest charities, including more than 100 colleges, dropped 11 percent last year, according to a survey released on Monday by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The decline was the worst in the two decades since The Chronicle started its Philanthropy 400 ranking of the organizations that raise the most from private sources.

Study: Racial Harmony Begins in the Dorm Room

October 18, 2010

A new study finds that randomly assigned roommates are equally likely to become friends regardless of their race. Researchers studying roommate assignments at Berea College in Kentucky found that roommates of different races were just as likely to become friends as roommates of the same race. The finding, published in the October issue of Journal of Labor Economics, suggests that racial harmony on campus might begin with innovative dorm assignments.

Article Source: Washington Post