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By Jill Anderson 10/31/2014 11:22 AM EDT
Thomas Menino

The news of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s passing yesterday reverberated within the Harvard Graduate School of Education community. A regular visitor to the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Menino is remembered fondly by members of…


By Matt Weber 10/29/2014 3:49 PM EDT
PreK Classroom

Federal, state and community agencies across the nation are working on an aspirational and ambitious agenda for dramatic expansion of high-quality early learning opportunities in the years before kindergarten, including pre-K. The enterprise is aimed…


By Christine Junge 10/29/2014 10:33 AM EDT
Fernando Reimers

When presenting at the first annual International Education Policy (IEP) and Global Education Conference on October 18 and 19, alumni – regardless of their occupations – utilized some tricks of the teaching trade.Joanna Brucker,…


By Matt Weber 10/28/2014 3:30 PM EDT
Mark Yudof

At the Askwith Forum, "Higher Education, the Cost Disease, and Systemic Reform," on October 27, veteran college administrator Mark Yudof delved in to the history of higher education funding, its current state, and the reforms that may be necessary…


By Jill Anderson 10/28/2014 11:42 AM EDT
Televisa Foundation event

Many attendees at last week’s launch of the Televisa Foundation’s new campaign, Piensalo (Think About It), have something in common; much of the audience at the event grew up as undocumented immigrants. Attendees shared stories about…


By News editor 10/28/2014 11:19 AM EDT
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Sheryll Cashin, author of "Place, Not Race," and Richard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, discussed the role of race and class in the future of college campuses at the Askwith Forum on Thursday, October 30.


By Jill Anderson 10/27/2014 4:33 PM EDT
Heather Hill

With the aid of technology in the classroom, Professor Heather Hill’s newest study, the Mathematics Teachers and Teaching Survey, will be able to track and collect data on middle school mathematics instruction, providing key insight into…


By Jill Anderson 10/27/2014 10:08 AM EDT
Jodi Wilinsky Hill

In the spring of 2008, Jodi Wilinsky Hill, Ed.M’82, stood in the cafeteria of Middlesex Community College with a young homeless Dominican mother, who asked her the most gripping question: How did you know to go to college?What seemed like such a…


By Martin West 10/22/2014 4:44 PM EDT
Martin West

The following paper from Professor Martin West appeared on The Brookings Institution website on October 23, 2014.Americans assign far higher grades to the public schools in their local community than to the public schools of the nation as a…


By Matt Weber 10/22/2014 1:20 PM EDT
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As the rise of open-access learning opportunities through technology -- including massive open online courses (MOOCs) -- continues, it becomes essential to understand both their strengths and limitations as educational experiences. To open that…


By News editor 10/21/2014 3:32 PM EDT
Hackathon

The first Education Hackathon was held at the Harvard Graduate School of Education October 17-19.


By News editor 10/21/2014 1:07 PM EDT
Read for the Record

Watch members of the HGSE community as they read Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells as part of Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign. Recorded live from the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab.


By Jill Anderson 10/20/2014 1:19 PM EDT
Askwith Forum: Is Funding Fair?

The current system of public-school funding isn’t fair and needs to be made more equitable, agreed the panelists at the October 8 Askwith Forum, “Is U.S. Public School Funding Fair?” Despite an increased push from the federal government for…


By Matt Weber 10/17/2014 9:25 AM EDT
Metta McGarvey

It is not unusual for even the most experienced school and organization leaders to feel exhausted and overwhelmed at times, and so the practice of mindful leadership in education continues to grow. The Programs in Professional Education (PPE)…


By Jessi Hanson 10/14/2014 12:49 PM EDT
Liberian Boy by Holden

Why did I go back? I initially came to Liberia in May 2011, and then left in 2013 for Sierra Leone, to work as a program adviser for all education projects for the Forum for African Women Educationalists and as a consultant on the USAID Advancing…


By Jill Anderson 10/09/2014 10:31 AM EDT
Alfred Tatum

The photograph showing African American men bound and face down is one that Alfred Tatum, dean of the College of Education and director of the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Reading Clinic, regularly reflects upon. It’s not only a reminder of…


By Matt Weber 10/08/2014 12:14 PM EDT
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Senior Lecturer Rick Weissbourd, co-director of the Making Caring Common Project, outlines a new way for schools to examine their culture and environment through the power of big data.


By Jill Anderson 10/06/2014 2:26 PM EDT
Monica Higgins

Professor Monica Higgins began with what seemed to be a straightforward question. “Forget the case,” she instructed. “Why would anyone want to climb a very tall mountain?”One after one, participants responded with different answers:…


By Pasi Sahlberg 10/06/2014 10:08 AM EDT
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On CNN.com, Visiting Professor Pasi Sahlberg writes about the main factors that prevent American students from achieving the kind of success that Finnish students attain.


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