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By Matt Weber 01/19/2017 10:18 AM EST
Associate Professor Martin West looks at the confirmation hearing of U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos

In this special video edition of the Harvard EdCast, Associate Professor Martin West looks at the confirmation hearing of U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos and assesses her potential for success.For more, read Usable Knowledge's…


By Casey Bayer 01/17/2017 3:56 PM EST
Free College?

Free college programs that cover students’ tuition are a step toward addressing issues of the cost of higher education, but leave questions of quality unanswered.


By Matt Weber 01/12/2017 9:59 AM EST
The Mythology of the Millennial

In our digital world, where anyone with a little know-how can post unverified stories online and frame them as fact, when solid web design can make an advertisement seem like an article, and the question of what is and what is not "fake news" seems…


By News editor 01/10/2017 1:52 PM EST
Bridget Terry Long

The speech on college student access and success will be delivered in Los Angeles on January 11, as part of AERA's Centennial Lecture Series.


By Matt Weber 01/05/2017 2:37 PM EST
Hiring a Diverse Faculty

As the minority K–12 student population continues to grow into the majority in the United States, it stands to reason that the student population at colleges and universities will also soon become, says University of Pennsylvania Professor Marybeth…


By News editor 01/03/2017 12:09 PM EST
In the Media

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


By Iman Rastegari 12/23/2016 6:35 AM EST
Gift

GIFs (and gifts) from the year gone by, to carry you into 2017.


By Matt Weber 12/13/2016 4:52 PM EST
Hands on globe

It is essential that in a world as hyperconnected as ours has become that nobody can be complacent, says Ross Hall, director for education at Ashoka Europe, a pioneering social entrepreneurship organization dedicated to supporting and developing…


By Iman Rastegari 12/12/2016 11:35 AM EST
A Global Vision for Schooling

Founded in 2013 by Sara Ahmed, a master’s candidate in the International Education Policy Program, the Alexandria, Egypt-based Elm International School encourages children to connect with the world and works to foster understanding rather than…


By Casey Bayer 12/09/2016 3:58 PM EST
John Glenn’s Legacy in Education

Astronauts inspired educators and students to explore the unknown, gave a reason to study math and science that was bigger than themselves.


By News editor 12/08/2016 12:17 PM EST
What Makes a Good Citizen?

The 2016 election has ushered in questions about how our schools prepare students to be good citizens. At the Askwith Forums on December 8, a panel of speakers will examine the challenges facing civics education in America. Watch live at 5 p.m.


By Casey Bayer 12/08/2016 12:03 PM EST
Longfellow from the air

Scholars and practitioners from around the world attend the Association of Moral Education’s annual conference, held this year at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in conjunction with Tufts University.


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 12/06/2016 11:26 AM EST
The Ultimate Assist

Supporting a community's youth through sport.


By News editor 12/05/2016 2:45 PM EST
In the Media

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


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 12/05/2016 9:44 AM EST
What Makes a Good Citizen?

Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States. While civics education policy was not a factor in this year’s presidential election, United States Secretary of Education John King recently urged educators to “make preparing your…


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 12/01/2016 12:47 PM EST
Pass/Fail: How Test-Based Accountability Stacks Up

In the year since the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states and districts have been rethinking their accountability rules, and many are questioning the relationship between testing and accountability. Has test-based accountability…


By Matt Weber 11/30/2016 2:45 PM EST
Natasha Warikoo

Ensuring a diverse student body is of the highest priority for admissions offices at colleges and universities. In fact, the promise of a diverse campus — and the differing perspectives found on one — is often part of what attracts top students…


By Casey Bayer 11/28/2016 1:36 PM EST
School hall

With Betsy DeVos’ appointment as secretary of education by president-elect Trump, Professor Paul Reville weighs in on the implications.


By News editor 11/27/2016 4:33 PM EST
Pass/Fail: How Test-Based Accountability Stacks Up

Since NCLB, schools have been required to demonstrate student learning as measured by standardized test scores. On Monday, December 5, Professor Andrew Ho will lead a discussion exploring the benefits and drawbacks of test-based accountability.


By Iman Rastegari 11/23/2016 10:12 AM EST
Longfellow Leaves

This Thanksgiving, HGSE students express why they are grateful for education.


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