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News & Events | 20 August 2012 | Education, Events, CSR, and Philanthropy Studies

August 20, 2012
Kate Hovde

Kate Hovde, Senior Analyst

Education Notes by Kate Hovde

Early-College Model Brings Lessons, Results in N.C.: Last week’s EdWeek highlights the successes of Early College High Schools in North Carolina. These schools pair with local colleges (often community colleges) to offer students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. The nonprofit Jobs for the Future was instrumental in pioneering the model, which has been shown to raise graduation rates in participating schools.

Principals Criticized on Teacher-Retention Decisions: As noted in EdWeek last week, TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project) has released another thought provoking study focussed on teacher retention. Titled “The Irreplaceables,” the study looks at patterns of teacher retention, and concludes that principals and school systems generally fail to recognize and work to retain their highest performing teachers.

Save the Date

Penn Hosts Symposium on Violence Against Women: The Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice is sponsoring a symposium on Violence Against Women on Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 10am. The event will be held at the International House at 3701 Chestnut Street, in the South American Room. Read the full press release here.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility Is Making Gains in Latin America: Nien-hê Hsieh, a Wharton professor of Ethics and Social Impact and Responsibility, talks to Knowledge@Wharton about the rising trend towards social responsibility in Latin America.

Studies on Philanthropy and Social Media Use

Donors Say They Have More to Give: Penelope Burke of Cygnus Applied Research sheds light on recent findings on American and Canadian giving, such as young donors have more to give and that there is hidden potential in athletic-type fundraising events.

Study Reveals The Geography of Charitable Giving: NPR profiles the new study “How America Gives” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which breaks down giving by zip code.

Engaging Grantees In Foundations’ Social Media and How To Tell If It’s Working: The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) blog discusses a recent webinar based on study findings that foundations and their grantees do not engage with each other using social media channels.

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