The 2014-15 academic year was a milestone for the current graduating class, but it also hosted many important events in campus life. Here is a look at some of the biggest stories of the past year:
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Grading fraction worksheets by day and term papers by night, two full-time teachers at Samuel Powel Elementary School moonlight as Penn professors.
Creative thinkers from around the world have ideas for how to innovate education, and a few are bringing them to Penn’s Graduate School of Education.
Class of 2019, get ready for even more pre-New Student Orientation information — without the classic face of Marcus Mundy.
Penn students have the chance to be there for the best times in the lives of Philadelphia public school students. But a few have chosen to help with some of the worst.
Penn will soon begin a search for a new leader of Greek life on campus.
In a forum on education Tuesday night, five Democratic mayoral candidates responded creatively to questions and took the chance to critique each other's views.
Last month, the Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare’s report focused on “cultural change.” But some students have already taken up this mission.
While teachers and administrators often focus on student's academic needs, a conference this weekend focused more on how to address students' needs as people.
The push for PILOTs has gone from Penn President Amy Gutmann's house to City Hall.
On Monday, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers officially endorsed former City Councilman Jim Kenney for mayor.
Education is at the top of the agenda in the recent city and state budget proposals released in early March.
Twitter allows anyone with an internet connection and an opinion to have their very own soapbox, and that certainly doesn’t stop when it comes to debates over education and policy.
Signs were confiscated, protesters were led out by police and both charter school applicants and opponents made last minute appeals on Wednesday evening.
It’s official — Penn alumna and education activist Helen Gym has entered into the race for a City Council at-large seat.
This week, the School Reform Commission could decide on some of 39 charter school applications. Three charter schools have applied to open in Penn’s ZIP code.
Payments in Lieu of Taxes have been on the radar for many Penn students over the past several months. Penn students, led by members of the Student Labor Action Project, demonstrated at Penn President Amy Gutmann’s annual holiday party in December to pressure the University to make PILOT payments to the city. This, in turn, they hoped would help the cash-strapped School District of Philadelphia.
In a school district where sports programming — and funding for it — has suffered with budget cuts, Penn Athletics and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships are partnering to bring sports into the lives of elementary and middle schoolers.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the history of education reform in the United States — and wanted to do it for absolutely free and on your own schedule — you have the chance starting today.
Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Wolf selected Penn Graduate School of Education student Pedro Rivera as the Secretary of Education on Monday. The announcement concludes Wolf’s picks for his cabinet.