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By Iman Rastegari 05/25/2017 4:23 PM EDT

Even in the rain, it was a beautiful day for the graduating class of 2017!

By Leah Shafer 05/25/2017 3:20 PM EDT

With words of love and grace from Dean Ryan, students receive their diplomas.

By James Ryan 05/25/2017 12:34 PM EDT
James Ryan

The prepared remarks of Dean James Ryan for the 2017 HGSE Presentation of Diplomas and Certificates.

By Megan Red-Shirt Shaw 05/25/2017 9:32 AM EDT
Convocation 2017: Megan Red-Shirt Shaw Delivers Student Speaker Address

Note: A transcript of Megan Red-Shirt Shaw's speech is to come.

By Bari Walsh 05/24/2017 5:00 PM EDT

The traditions and nostalgia that mark the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s annual Convocation ceremony were joined by a ringing call to action today, as members of the graduating class were charged to deploy all their talents and passion —…

By Gretchen Brion-Meisels 05/24/2017 4:19 PM EDT
Gretchen Brion Meisels

The prepared remarks of student-selected faculty speaker Gretchen Brion-Meisels at Convocation 2017.

By Reshma Saujani 05/24/2017 1:02 PM EDT
Reshma Saujani

The prepared remarks of Convocation 2017 speaker Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.

By Casey Bayer 05/24/2017 12:38 PM EDT
Karen Brennan

Assistant Professor Karen Brennan was recognized for her excellence in teaching and dedication to her students.

By Jill Anderson, By Casey Bayer, By Michael Rodman 05/23/2017 12:05 PM EDT
Commencement Sign

Photos will be added to the slideshow throughout this week's events.

By Iman Rastegari 05/22/2017 4:52 PM EDT
Davis Wimberly

In what has become a Commencement morning tradition, drummer Davis Wimberly, Ed.M.'10, leads the HGSE class from Appian Way to the graduation ceremonies in Harvard Yard.

By News editor 05/22/2017 4:06 PM EDT
Commencement banner

Note: This story will be updated throughout Commencement week. New items will be added to the top of the file and run in reverse-chronological order.

By Marin Jorgensen 05/18/2017 3:41 PM EDT
Raven Stubbs

Raven Stubbs never doubted the complexities of the issues that plague the education system in the United States. Still, when she came to the Ed School last fall, she was positive that solutions could be found quickly, despite a sense that she may be…

By Marin Jorgensen 05/18/2017 11:01 AM EDT
Ketica Guter

The most important thing for Ketica Guter when choosing a graduate program was finding one in which she would gain the tools needed to successfully lead an urban K–12 school. After completing her year in the School Leadership Program (SLP), she’s…

By Marin Jorgensen 05/17/2017 4:49 PM EDT
Zach Zimmerman

Of all his experiences this year at HGSE, Zach Zimmermann sees one in particular as making the most lasting impression.“In the opening chapter of The Having of Wonderful Ideas, Eleanor Duckworth writes that ‘the right question at the right time…

By Marin Jorgensen 05/16/2017 4:14 PM EDT
Emeka Ekwelum

Pushing creative boundaries has always been a priority for Nnaemeka Ekwelum. So, he sought out the Arts in Education (AIE) Program for his graduate studies, in which he could not only develop his academic research and writing, but also explore how…

By News editor 05/16/2017 11:50 AM EDT
New Report Finds Young People Troubled By Romantic Relationships and Widespread Sexual Harassment

Adults fret about youth and the “hook-up culture,” but commonly neglect two more pervasive problems in young people’s lives.

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 05/16/2017 9:20 AM EDT
James Kemple

James Kemple, Ed.M.’86, Ed.D.’89, is the 2017 recipient of the Alumni Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education. Kemple is a research professor and the executive director of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at…

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 05/15/2017 4:51 PM EDT
Checking In

What are the students in HGSE's class of 2012 doing five years post-graduation? We caught up with a few to find out.

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 05/15/2017 3:23 PM EDT
Asil Yassine

Over the course of her teaching career, Asil Yassine has witnessed many broken promises to the children of Detroit. She’s seen, she says, “poisoned water fountains, a dearth of books, or mice shooting through the hallways” of buildings.Yassine…

By Marin Jorgensen 05/10/2017 4:23 PM EDT
Anjali Nirmalan

What should a teacher do when she feels like she’s running out of ideas? For Anjali Nirmalan, who started feeling this way after five years of teaching, leading, and coaching in the same school, the answer may seem unconventional: she’d go back…


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