Articles by Jennifer Wright
GRADUATION ISSUE: Top campus stories of 2014-15From AXO's move off campus to new mental health initiatives, this academic year marked many milestones.
Two Penn profs. do double time as teachers in Philly schoolsTwo full-time teachers at Powel Elementary School moonlight as Penn professors.
Education case competition finalists are releasedCreative 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.
NSO adds more online pre-orientation programsThe incoming class will be expected to complete four online pre-orientation programs as part of a new project called Thrive at Penn, or TAP.
Law students advocate for Phila. public school familiesParents of public school students can call the The School Discipline Advocacy Service which pairs law students from Penn, Temple and Drexel University to act as pro-bono advocates to help them wade through the disciplinary process in the school district.
After 20 years, director of Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life announces retirementOn Tuesday, the office of the Vice Provost for University Life announced the retirement of Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Scott Reikofski after 20 years in the position.
Mayoral candidates talk education at forumFive Democratic mayoral candidates responded creatively to questions and took the chance to critique each other's views.
Student groups serve as resources for mental healthCounseling and Psychological Services Director Bill Alexander said the “volume and intensity” of student focus on mental health has grown in the time since he became director in 1999.
Conference explores holistic approaches to educationWhile teachers and administrators often focus on student's academic needs, a conference this weekend focused more on how to address students' needs as people.
City Councilman proposes resolution for U.'s to pay PILOTsThe push for PILOTs has gone from Penn President Amy Gutmann's house to City Hall.
Phila. teachers union endorses Jim Kenney for mayorThe endorsement was publicly confirmed on Monday at the John B. Kelly School in Germantown on Monday, though union members had been alerted of the news by email the previous Friday.
Education at center of city and state budgetsPhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has proposed a 9.34 percent increase in property taxes for Philadelphia in an effort to offset the School District’s $80 million deficit for the upcoming school year and to answer their plea for additional funds.
Penn researcher uses Twitter to gauge Common Core debatesThe project worked with 190,000 tweets over a six month period between September 2013 to February 2014 that included “#commoncore.”
Phila. school board approves five new charter schoolsSigns were confiscated, protesters were led out by police and both charter school applicants and opponents made last minute appeals on Wednesday evening. At the peak of the testimony, about 150 people filled the auditorium during a special meeting of the commission to announce the decision at the headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia.
Penn alum officially announces Phila. City Council candidacyAbout 150 people gathered at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia in Rittenhouse for the announcement of Helen Gym's candidacy for City Council.
Pro-charter organization offers $35 million to Phila. School DistrictDistrict spokesperson Fernando Gallard told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the impact would be closer to a $500 million loss.
5 things Penn students should know about PILOTsA basic guide to Payments in Lieu of Taxes.
Young Quakers program kicks off sports mentorshipPenn President Amy Gutmann helped announce the launch of the Young Quakers Community Athletics Program on Franklin Field Thursday evening.
GSE launches first online coursePenn Graduate School of Education Professors John Puckett and Michael Johanek are co-teaching the first Massive Open Online Course to come out of the GSE.