Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab Receives IES Grant to Study Retention of Financial Aid and College Persistence

Institute of Education Sciences

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab was selected as a recipient of a 5-year $2,175,114 Institute of Education Sciences grant to study retention of financial aid and college persistence. In this project, researchers investigate whether an intervention that provides financial aid information, reminders, and advising to college students increases completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements of the Pell grant program.

Rising Research Stars explore the link between social and life sciences

Dr. Carol Brandt

As part of grant from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Carol Brandt, Associate Professor of Science Education and a team of researchers will explore a novel model for graduate education that centers on the body as a link between the social and life sciences, including geography and genomics. Part of the grant involves graduate students collaborating on an interactive exhibit with the Franklin Institute.

Dr. Sarah Cordes discusses property tax reform and education finance in Pennsylvania

Dr. Sarah Cordes

Sarah Cordes, a professor of educational leadership policy at Temple University in Philadelphia, asserts that the most pressing problem in education finance is not funding sources. It is the fact that Pennsylvania is one of the few states that do not have an education funding formula that allocates state funds based on the current characteristics of a district—for example, a district’s wealth, student characteristics, and changes in different categories of enrollment.

Dr. Gregory Anderson coauthors chapter of book selected for AERA Division J 2016 Outstanding Publication Award

Dr. Gregory M. Anderson

Dr. Gregory M. Anderson coauthored chapter of Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education, published in 2015 by John Hopkins University Press. This edited book was selected for the American Education Research Association (AERA) Division J 2016 Outstanding Publication Award. The award recognizes scholars for specific publications judged as making substantial contributions to the literature and/or practice of higher education.

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