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By Matt Weber 10/07/2015 11:55 AM EDT
Child Reading

When, in the 1960s, P. David Pearson — professor at Graduate School of Education, University of California–Berkeley — entered into his studies on reading and how children understand what they read, his interests were basically counterculture,…

By News editor 10/07/2015 10:52 AM EDT
Jeanne Chall Lecture

On Thursday, October 8, HGSE is proud to present the 11th annual Jeanne S. Chall Lecture and Reception, named for late HGSE Professor Jeanne Chall, a leading expert in reading research and instruction.University of California–Berkeley Professor P.…

By Andrew Bauld 10/05/2015 2:10 PM EDT
AIE Remix

Mondays will be even more interesting at the Ed School this year thanks to a new weekly program from Steve Seidel, faculty chair of the Arts in Education Program. Called “Monday Night REMIX,” the event will be an experiment in creating a space…

By Michelle Choate 10/05/2015 12:20 PM EDT
Zeke Phillips, Ed.M.'06

Zeke Phillips, Ed.M.'06, put in his application for TNTP’s Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice with no thoughts at all of winning. The Fishman, which is awarded annually to exceptionally effective teachers working in high-poverty…

By Michelle Choate 10/05/2015 11:53 AM EDT
Jennifer Stocklin, Ed.M.'12

It’s been a rewarding year for Jennifer Stocklin, Ed.M.’12, a respected English teacher at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School in Lynn, Massachusetts. This spring Stocklin was selected as a top-10 finalist for the TNTP Fishman Prize for…

By Transforming Teaching Project 10/05/2015 9:26 AM EDT
Transforming Teaching

The following announcement was released today by the Transforming Teaching Project, housed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.The Transforming Teaching Project, a HGSE-based initiative allied with education organizations across the nation,…

By News editor 10/05/2015 8:09 AM EDT
Elisa New

On Tuesday, October 6, HGSE's Master Class welcomes Elisa New, the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her session is titled, “The Lecture/Discussion as Teaching Genre: Looking (and Loafing)…

By News editor 10/01/2015 9:55 AM EDT

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

By Matt Weber 09/30/2015 9:46 AM EDT

In most positions of education leadership, stress is just part of the job. But educators need to be careful to not let those negative feelings bog them — or their organizations — down, says author and psychologist Rick Hanson, a senior fellow at…

By Andrew Bauld 09/22/2015 3:34 PM EDT
photo of library books

In 2010, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg pledged $100 million dollars to fix the Newark, New Jersey, school system. Forming an unlikely trio with then-mayor, Democrat Cory Booker, and Republican Governor Chris Christie, Zuckerberg shared the…

By Matt Weber 09/22/2015 10:26 AM EDT
Dale Russakoff

When Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2010 to announce his $100 million gift to the Newark, New Jersey, public schools, viewers — including the community the gift was meant to help — were both stunned and…

By Jill Anderson 09/22/2015 8:23 AM EDT
Elizabeth Warren Visits the Askwith Forum

U.S. Senator for Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren talked higher education, student debt, and the importance of reform at the Askwith Forum on September 18, 2015.

By Matt Weber 09/17/2015 10:52 AM EDT
The Future of Learning Spaces

The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) aims to — according to its mission — "catalyze innovation and excellence in learning and teaching at Harvard." With support of all of the schools and deans at Harvard, HILT sponsors a wide…

By Newseditor 09/16/2015 3:37 PM EDT
Elizabeth Warren

This season’s Askwith Forums series kicks off with the Honorable Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who has long focused on critical issues in education including college affordability and student debt.

By Matt Weber 09/10/2015 2:23 PM EDT
College and Business

How can colleges and universities help to ensure that their graduates are employable once their studies are complete? One way, says Peter Stokes, author of the Harvard Education Press title Higher Education and Employability, is to collaborate more…

By News editor 09/10/2015 11:00 AM EDT
Askwith Forums

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

By Iman Rastegari 09/09/2015 8:38 AM EDT
HGSE Running Club

The Harvard Graduate School of Education Running Club is dedicated to providing the HGSE community with a healthy, positive, and social experience that promotes both physical and mental well-being. Founded in early 2015 by Ed.L.D. candidate…

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

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…


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