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By Matt Weber 03/04/2015 2:55 PM EST
Jose Antonio Vargus

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas discovered that he was in the United States illegally when, at 16, he went to apply for his driver’s license. Having come from the Philippines at age 12, he never imagined that the documents…


By News editor 03/03/2015 4:20 PM EST
Carmen Farina

Carmen Fariña, a veteran educator of nearly 50 years, discussed her vision of common sense solutions and her focus on rigorous standards and equity as she leads the nation’s largest school district at the Askwith Forum on March 5.


By News editor 03/03/2015 11:25 AM EST
Newspapers by Binuri Ranasinghe via Flickr (CC license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

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


By News editor 03/03/2015 10:37 AM EST
Askwith Sweeney/Lightfoot

The Askwith Forum on Thursday, March 4 features former president of Disney-ABC Television Group Anne Sweeney discussing her new pursuits with Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot.


By Hunter Gehlbach 02/26/2015 3:03 PM EST
Banner Snow

This article originally appeared in WBUR's Cognoscenti.This winter has tested me. In the past four weeks, eight feet of snow and six snow days have held my wife and me hostage with two young children. As an educational researcher, I have spent…


By Matt Weber 02/25/2015 2:52 PM EST
Jeff Hobbs

Where Robert Peace grew up in Newark, New Jersey, it was far from a given that he would attend college, never mind an Ivy League school. His neighborhood was rough, his father was incarcerated, and his mother was struggling to make ends meet. But…


By News editor 02/25/2015 12:23 PM EST
Define American Askwith

On Friday, February 27, Jose Antonio Vargas, founder of Define American, will deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the 2015 Alumni of Color Conference (AOCC). This Askwith Forum will be live-streamed beginning at 5:30 p.m.


By Jill Anderson 02/25/2015 10:49 AM EST
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Beginning this Friday, the 13th annual Alumni of Color Conference, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will examine the dominant narratives that often position racial, ethnic, and cultural identities of communities of color as…


By News editor 02/24/2015 3:41 PM EST
Dan Levy

On Thursday, February 26, HGSE's Master Class welcomes Dan Levy, senior lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, faculty chair of the Kennedy School's SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence) initiative, and co-chair of…


By News editor 02/20/2015 3:31 PM EST
Rachel Curtis

To build a successful school district, a strong and coherent strategy is vital. Over the course of her career, education strategy consultant Rachel Curtis, Ed.M.’94, has worked with school systems, foundations, and education policy…


By Matt Weber 02/18/2015 3:20 PM EST
Sheryll Cashin

If most universities want their student bodies to be as diverse as possible, then why is the use of race-based affirmative action declining? The change, says Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University, is partly due to political…


By Iman Rastegari 02/17/2015 7:59 AM EST
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Video Storytelling by Harvard Education on Exposure


By News editor 02/11/2015 4:38 PM EST
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At the Askwith Forum, panelists discussed what factors contribute to female underrepresentation in STEM.


By Matt Weber 02/11/2015 3:45 PM EST
Rusty School Chairs by Geraint Rowland/flickr

From Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia, from Latin America to the United States, all over the world incidences of corruption in educational settings are arising, oftentimes going unnoticed or ignored by the systems in which they occur. Stephen…


By Jill Anderson 02/06/2015 8:16 AM EST
Teacher Kids

New professional development program — Making Caring Common: Promoting Caring and Respect in Students, and Preventing Bullying and Behavior Problems — will be held from April 28–30, 2015.The Harvard Graduate School of Education has…


By News editor 02/04/2015 10:22 AM EST
Newspapers by Binuri Ranasinghe via Flickr (CC license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

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


By Jill Anderson 02/03/2015 4:38 PM EST
Children learning

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is offering a new online professional education program, Making Learning Visible: The Power of Group Learning and Documentation in Classrooms and Communities. The 13-week program, which focuses on the power of…


By News editor 01/29/2015 2:18 PM EST
Paul Reville

Professor Paul Reville spoke with WGBH on numerous education topics in the month of January 2015.


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…


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