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By Casey Bayer 04/27/2017 2:43 PM EDT
Reshma Saujani

Dean James Ryan is pleased to announce that Reshma Saujani, CEO and founder of Girls Who Code, will address the graduating class and their families at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Convocation on May 24, 2017.Saujani launched Girls Who…

By Matt Weber 04/26/2017 3:37 PM EDT
Tommy Chang, courtesy of Boston Globe

When, almost two years ago, Tommy Chang took on the role of superintendent of Boston Public Schools, he did so with the hope that he would be able to build on the successes of his predessors to increase equity, innovation, and family partnerships.…

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 04/26/2017 1:37 PM EDT
Natasha Warikoo

Associate Professor Natasha Kumar Warikoo has been awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship to work on a study of the dynamics of suburban American communities that are experiencing racial change. Of the 173 new Guggenheim fellows, Warikoo is one of 17…

By News editor 04/26/2017 10:12 AM EDT
Out of Eden

Global Cities, Inc., a program under the auspices of Bloomberg Philanthropies, has committed $250,000 to Out of Eden Learn (OOEL), an online learning community developed by Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that…

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 04/25/2017 4:23 PM EDT
Bill Drayton

On Thursday, April 27, the Askwith Forum will host Bill Drayton, CEO and chairman of Ashoka Foundation, which seeks to “find, select, and support the world’s leading social entrepreneurs” for the purposes of scaling their ideas, for a…

By Jill Anderson 04/20/2017 2:40 PM EDT

Building community and collaboration to tackle the challenging work on school diversity issues was the focus of the recent School Diversity Strategic Planning Conference held at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

By Jill Anderson 04/19/2017 2:47 PM EDT
A Life Animated by Autism

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind always had felt compelled to find and tell the stories of individuals around the world who had been discarded by society's norms. But it wasn't until decades into his career that he began to understand…

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 04/13/2017 2:54 PM EDT
Valerie Piro

Master's candidate Valerie Piro is an advocate for reframing and reshaping the experience of people with disabilities.

By Casey Bayer 04/12/2017 11:22 AM EDT
Professor Nancy Hill

Professor Nancy Hill has been named Charles Bigelow Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Hill is the fourth professor to be named to the endowed chair since its inception in 1960.“When it comes to understanding how…

By Jill Anderson 04/12/2017 10:20 AM EDT
Sit with Us

As a seventh- and eight-grader, Natalie Hampton — now 16 — experienced what she calls "horrific" bullying. She was cyberbullied, verbally taunted, and physically attacked, but the thing that always felt the worst to her was having to eat lunch…

By Bari Walsh 04/11/2017 10:37 AM EDT
James Ryan

“I don’t have a Pollyanna-ish view that we’re all going to agree on everything, but we should at least strive to be a little bit more understanding."

By News editor 04/10/2017 3:51 PM EDT

Ed.D. dissertation defenses and Ed.L.D. capstone projects of HGSE's graduating students will be showcased throughout April. For more: .Chen Chen, Ed.D. CandidateRomantic Transfer: From Science to Social IdeologiesTuesday, April 4, 4:30-6:00 p.m.,…

By Matt Weber 04/05/2017 2:18 PM EDT
James Ryan

What are the five essential questions in life? In this special video edition of the Harvard EdCast and in an appearance on CBS This Morning, Dean James Ryan speaks about his new book, Wait, What? Based on his wildly popular commencement address, this…

By News editor 04/03/2017 11:22 AM EDT
Blue Gutman

HGSE shows its support of National Autism Awareness Month by sharing stories — produced over the last several years — of our students, alumni, staff, and distinguished guests who are committed to promoting awareness and improving the lives of…

By News editor 04/01/2017 3:33 PM EDT
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 March.

By Jill Anderson 03/30/2017 2:38 PM EDT
Alysha English

A workshop designed by master's candidate Alysha English uses theater exercises to encourage empathy.

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 03/30/2017 12:37 PM EDT
Promoting Healthy Relationships

On Tuesday, April 4, the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common (MCC) Project and Game Change: The Patriots Anti-Violence Partnership will hold an Askwith Forums panel to examine the state of sexual violence in schools and…

By Jill Anderson 03/29/2017 4:31 PM EDT
Keeping the DREAM Alive

While a doctoral student at Arizona State University (ASU), Jesus Cisneros was struck by the lack of visible supports in place for undocumented students in the higher education setting. Especially surprising was that this was Arizona, as he calls it,…

By Jill Anderson 03/23/2017 2:53 PM EDT
Birth of a Super School: Building Up

Kari Croft, Ed.M.’15, and fellow teacher Erin Whalen (pictured left), have been working to launch RISE High — an innovative high school aimed at serving the unique needs of Los Angeles-area homeless and foster youth. RISE was named one of 10…

By Jill Anderson 03/22/2017 12:33 PM EDT
Anne Holton

What will public education look like in the United States in the near future? Former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton — lawyer, judge, onetime First Lady of Virginia, and longtime advocate for children and families — knows that the…


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