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By Matt Weber 01/29/2015 12:25 PM EST
Piney Woods School

In 1909, an educator named Laurence C. Jones discovered that the illiteracy rate in Rankin County, Mississippi, was above 80 percent. Considering this inexcusable, Jones founded the Piney Woods Country Life School with the goal of educating the sons…

By Jill Anderson 01/26/2015 3:12 PM EST
World Children

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is offering a new professional education program, Educating Immigrant Students: Attending to Individuals and Their Communities (EIS). The program, held in Cambridge May 5–9, 2015, is designed to help…

By News editor 01/26/2015 10:22 AM EST

LearnLaunch's third annual conference, cosponsored by HGSE, was held January 23-24.

By News editor 01/26/2015 8:53 AM EST
Ferguson Askwith

UPDATE: January 26: Due to the weather forecast, this forum has been canceled. This Askwith Forum will explore the educational implications of the crisis most recently manifested in Ferguson and several other cities in the United States.

By Matt Weber 01/21/2015 2:16 PM EST
Capitol building

Many topics were discussed in last night's State of the Union address. Here's what was (and wasn't) discussed in education.

By News editor 01/21/2015 1:45 PM EST
Lori Reesor

For more than 40 years, the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) — one of the flagship leadership development programs offered by the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) at HGSE — has brought together participants with a…

By Jill Anderson 01/20/2015 1:30 PM EST

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce its spring 2015 Askwith Forums, a series of public lectures dedicated to discussing challenges facing education, sharing new knowledge, and generating spirited conversation. Highlights…

By Jill Anderson 01/15/2015 9:20 AM EST
Howard Gradner

Professor Howard Gardner has been named the 2015 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate and intends to use the award to help fund a new research project, “Liberal Arts and Sciences in the 21st Century.”

By Matt Weber 01/14/2015 1:41 PM EST
Jacqueline Jones

On December 12, 2014, the Ed School's The Leading Edge of Early Childhood Education brought together leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to engage with the latest thinking, research, and practice in building and sustaining high-quality…

By Jill Anderson 01/09/2015 2:41 PM EST
Emerson College

Students enrolled in Professor Richard Light’s Field Experience in Higher Education: Advising Campus Leaders course were tasked with helping Boston’s Emerson College figure out how to expand its liberal arts curriculum.

By News editor 01/07/2015 11:27 AM EST
Newspapers by Binuri Ranasinghe via Flickr (CC license:

Appearances by members of the HGSE community, as well as HGSE research projects and initiatives, in the international press — both traditional and online — in December.Please note: While many online periodicals keep their stories freely available…

By News editor 01/07/2015 10:54 AM EST
PPE Postits

The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) is collaborating with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) to offer a new professional development program for college and university presidents. The Seminar on Advancement…

By News editor 12/23/2014 11:57 AM EST
Holiday card

To our trailblazers both near and far, we wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy 2015.James E. Ryan, Dean

By Joshua Jenkins 12/22/2014 11:30 AM EST
Train Doodle

Joshua Jenkins is an master’s of education candidate in the Language and Literacy Program, pursuing licensure as a reading specialist. He was a special educator and reading interventionist in New Orleans and is interested in the research on reading…

By Tyler Thigpen 12/19/2014 10:32 AM EST
Tyler Thigpen

The first semester is wrapping up at Harvard Graduate School of Education. How did it go? One of our most prolific student tweeters, first-year Ed.L.D. candidate Tyler Thigpen, takes a look back at the semester through highlights from his Twitter…

By Matt Weber 12/18/2014 8:09 AM EST
Brilliant Club

One challenge facing the education system in the United Kingdom is that students from non-selective state (public) schools are underrepresented in institutions of higher education. The goal of the Brilliant Club, a nonprofit organization serving…

By Jill Anderson 12/16/2014 1:44 PM EST
Jeremy Thompson and Luis Contreras

The Work Readiness Workshop – a collaboration between HGSE's G.I.V.E.S. program and the Haley House Transitional Employment Program – helps formerly incarcerated people gain the tools to find proper employment.

By Ghazal Gulati 12/10/2014 4:23 PM EST
Ghazal Gulati

Ghazal Gulati is a master’s in education candidate in the International Education Policy Program. After transitioning from finance to teaching, Ghazal is now interested in systems design for monitoring and evaluation programs. With a love for…

By Matt Weber 12/10/2014 2:51 PM EST
Shawn Ginwright

Author and activist Shawn Ginwright -- associate professor of education in the Africana Studies Department at San Francisco State University -- is an expert on African American youth, youth organizing, and youth development. This fall, Ginwright…

By News editor 12/10/2014 10:52 AM EST
PreK Classroom

The Leading Edge of Early Childhood Education brought together leading educators to engage with the latest thinking in building and sustaining high-quality prekindergarten.


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