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By Matt Weber 09/02/2015 3:03 PM EDT
Define American

How does one empower undocumented students? How does one get them to think about furthering their education beyond high school? These questions are at the forefront of Karen Willemsen's mind as education director for Define American, a media-culture…


By News editor 09/01/2015 3:51 PM EDT
Newspapers

Appearances by members of the HGSE community, as well as HGSE research projects and initiatives, in the national press — both traditional and online — in August.


By Matt Weber 08/27/2015 8:34 AM EDT
Girl writing

What does student-centered learning look like in real-life classrooms? That is the question that author and educator Bill Nave aims to answer in his new book from Harvard Education Press, Student-Centered Learning: Nine Classrooms in Action, in which…


By Bari Walsh 08/26/2015 12:40 PM EDT
Roland Fryer

A pioneering economist dedicated to exploring the sources of inequality — and testing new ideas about how we can eliminate it.


By Bari Walsh 08/26/2015 12:39 PM EDT
Danielle Allen

Dean James Ryan has announced that Danielle Allen, a political theorist who was appointed director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics last December, has joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a professor.…


By Marin Jorgensen 08/26/2015 12:36 PM EDT
Noah Heller

Teaching teachers is nothing new for Noah Heller. In fact, he most recently worked at Math For America where he mentored new math teachers and directed the development and expansion of a professional development program for hundreds of K–12 "master…


By Brigham Fay 08/26/2015 12:29 PM EDT
Sarah Leibel

Sarah Leibel joins the founding faculty of the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program (HTF) as master teacher in residence (English). Previously a lecturer and the visiting director of elementary education at Brown University, Leibel has been mentoring new…


By Bari Walsh 08/26/2015 10:55 AM EDT
Victor Pereira

Victor Pereira Jr., a passionate teacher, mentor, and team leader, has joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a lecturer on education and master teacher in residence (science) of the Harvard Teachers Fellows (HTF)…


By Bari Walsh 08/26/2015 10:41 AM EDT
Eric Taylor

Eric Taylor has joined the Harvard Graduate School of Education as an assistant professor, Dean James Ryan announced. For Taylor, this is something of a homecoming, since he worked as a researcher at the Center for Education Policy Research at…


By Jill Anderson 08/26/2015 10:27 AM EDT
Luke Miratrix

If it wasn’t for his experience as a high school math educator, newly appointed Assistant Professor Luke Miratrix might never have focused on statistics.“I was initially forced to teach statistics against my will when I was a high school teacher.…


By Lory Hough 08/26/2015 10:11 AM EDT
Dana McCoy

One of the reasons that Dana Charles McCoy was excited to come to the Ed School was because she saw it as a place where people don’t work in isolation. “The interdisciplinary culture is very much alive and supported here,” she says. “I love…


By Marin Jorgensen 08/26/2015 10:03 AM EDT
Eric Shed

For Eric Shed, a teacher turned teacher educator, to be able to join a program from its inception was too great an opportunity to refuse.“I am industrious and enterprising,” he says, “and I’ve always wanted to take the lead on a program from…


By Matt Weber 08/26/2015 9:58 AM EDT
James Antony

To James Soto Antony, higher education is a “life-long passion.” A new member of the faculty in the Higher Education Program, his research and teaching focus on the preparation of forward-thinking leaders in college and university settings. The…


By Marin Jorgensen 08/26/2015 9:15 AM EDT
Stephen Mahoney

As founding principal of Springfield Renaissance School — an urban, high-poverty middle and high school in Springfield, Massachusetts — Stephen Mahoney achieved great success. Under his leadership, each graduating student from the school has been…


By News editor 08/26/2015 7:01 AM EDT
Boy Hand Raised

HGSE's new program for Harvard College undergraduates entering teaching careers welcomes three noted educators to its team.


By News editor 08/26/2015 7:00 AM EDT
Longfellow from Sunken Garden

Incoming group includes experts in the areas of higher education, teacher education, economics, ethics, and education policy.


By Caitlin Walsh 08/25/2015 4:34 PM EDT
Orientation 2015

Dean James Ryan began orientation yesterday by welcoming the 721 new students to the Harvard Graduate School of Education with some words of inspiration and advice — and even a plug to follow not only the school (@hgse), but also him on Twitter.…


By Caitlin Walsh 08/20/2015 11:49 AM EDT
Camp Akeela

With Camp Akeela, Eric Sasson, Ed.M.'98, has created a valuable summer experience for the "quirky" kids.


By Matt Weber 08/19/2015 1:49 PM EDT
Roberto Rodriguez

For Roberto Rodriguez, Ed.M.'98, returning to the Ed School this past May to deliver the convocation address to the HGSE class of 2015 was a privilege. Currently serving on the White House Domestic Policy Council as deputy assistant to President…


By Martin West, By Michael B. Henderson, By Paul E. Peterson 08/18/2015 12:37 PM EDT
Charts

2015 "Education Next" poll measured public thinking on testing, opt out, common core, unions, and more.


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