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New 6-minute "Ed-Talk" videos and research fact sheets from AERA focus on the important issues in education. AHEAD Executive Director Laura Perna focuses her talk on improving college access and success for students from historically underrepresented groups.

Penn AHEAD Senior Scholar Alan Ruby and Penn GSE alumnus Bonnie Yingfei He write about China's first branch campus in Malaysia.

In this poll, we asked higher education leaders to share their views about differences across groups in higher education attainment. 

Dr. Laura W. Perna, James S. Riepe Professor, AHEAD Executive Director, and incoming Chair of the Faculty Senate addressed the 2016 graduating class of the University of Pennsylvania at the May 16, 2016 commencement ceremony.

A $138,000 grant from the Access Group Center for Research and Policy Analysis has been awarded to Penn AHEAD to analyze the law school admissions market.

The 2016 AERA Annual Meeting included a variety of events showcasing the role of public scholars, education researchers and practitioners who work within increasingly diverse democracies in the United States and throughout the world. Penn AHEAD was honored to take part in this conference.

In this poll, we asked higher education leaders to share their views on what the presidential candidates and federal policymakers should know about improving college student success.

Penn AHEAD’s Laura Perna and Penn GSE’s Howard Stevenson, Vivian Gadsden, and Richard Ingersoll were among thirty-one education scholars who participated in the AERA Knowledge Forum that took place February 18-19, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Senior scholar Alan Ruby explains the need for stronger and more credible asssessment systems to help achieve development goals for equitable and inclusive education in his guest blog for The World Bank.

In her new report in conjunction with the Lumina Foundation, PennAHEAD Executive Director Laura Perna identifies ways to improve connections between academic research and policy­makers. 

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