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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, Visiting Professor Pasi Sahlberg writes about the main factors that prevent American students from achieving the kind of success that Finnish students attain.

By McKay Roozen, By Danish Faruqi 10/02/2014 2:13 PM EDT
Pak Tee Ng

Pak Tee Ng, associate dean of leadership learning at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, visits HGSE.

By News editor 10/01/2014 11:10 AM EDT
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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 News editor 09/30/2014 10:45 AM EDT
Askwith Forum: Is Funding Fair?

 We welcome your thoughts on this forum below or by using the #Askwith hashtag.Moderator: Susan Eaton, Ed.M.’93, Ed.D.’99, research director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School; co-director,…

By Jill Anderson 09/30/2014 9:42 AM EDT

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce its fall 2014 Askwith Forums, a series of public lectures dedicated to discussing challenges facing education, sharing new knowledge, and generating spirited conversation. Highlights…

By Jill Merritt 09/26/2014 2:19 PM EDT
Geoffrey Canada, photo by Lisa Abitbol

The September 19 event drew 1,200 community members.

By James Ryan 09/25/2014 5:41 PM EDT
Dean James Ryan, photo by Lisa Abitbol

As part of the Critical Conversations & Bold Ideas event, Dean James Ryan discussed the unique and vital role of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

By News editor 09/25/2014 5:38 PM EDT
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As part of the Bold Ideas & Critical Conversations event on September 19, eight HGSE faculty members were each given eight minutes to discuss research-based ideas that will have a big impact on the field.

By News editor 09/25/2014 5:12 PM EDT
Sec. of Education Arne Duncan, photo by Lisa Abitbol

To kick off the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Critical Conversations & Bold Ideas event, Professor Monica Higgins interviewed U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

By Matt Weber 09/23/2014 2:29 PM EDT
Pasi Sahlberg

Visiting Professor Pasi Sahlberg, author of the book 'Finnish Lessons' reflects on what the world can learn from educational change in Finland.

By Matt Weber, By Iman Rastegari 09/22/2014 12:35 PM EDT
BPS students tell their #ThroughEducation stories

#ThroughEducation. Launching at HGSE's campaign kickoff, the #ThroughEducation social engagement hashtag is meant to showcase the impact of education in everyone's life. From a global or personal perspective, we are encouraging people around the…

By Iman Rastegari, By Matt Weber 09/20/2014 10:35 AM EDT
Denise Juneau at 2014 DNC

By Matt Weber 09/17/2014 12:00 PM EDT
Privatization and the Public Good

“Public education is in crisis — and it has been for some time. The problem is, no one can agree on the problem, and when there is no agreement on the problem, developing solutions is nearly impossible.” Thus writes Matthew Lambert in his new…

By Jill Anderson 09/17/2014 11:24 AM EDT
Luis Enrique García de Brigard, Ed.M.’07, was sworn in yesterday as deputy secretary of education in Colombia.

Appointment recognizes leadership of the International Education Policy Program graduate.

By Thomas Kane 09/15/2014 9:56 AM EDT
Thomas Kane

The following paper from Professor Thomas Kane appeared on The Brookings Institution website on September 11, 2014.Given the nature of the job, school superintendents are master jugglers.  Even so, implementing new teacher evaluation…


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