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By Matt Weber 09/29/2016 11:01 AM EDT
The Case For Homework

This fall, the start of the new school year seemingly brought with it a trend of teachers forgoing homework assignments in order to allow their students more time outside of school for family and play. A number of these announcements took off on…

By News editor 09/27/2016 8:25 AM EDT

At the first of the new Askwith Debates, supporters and opponents will debate the merits of the upcoming Massachusetts ballot proposal on lifting the charter school cap.

By Matt Weber 09/21/2016 11:23 AM EDT
Online Reading in Schools

How has the nature of reading changed since the advent of the internet? And how are those that are teaching reading keeping up? Not as well as they could be, says Donald Leu, professor of education at the University of Connecticut Neag School of…

By Jill Anderson 09/19/2016 4:09 PM EDT
Hanan Al-Hroub

Five things you should know about the Global Teacher of the Year before her Askwith Forum.

By Casey Bayer 09/19/2016 1:50 PM EDT
Jon Star

Professor Jon Star partners with Chelmsford Public Schools to implement new approach to teaching Algebra I.

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 09/18/2016 3:44 PM EDT

What you need to know before the Askwith debate, "More Charter Schools? The Massachusetts Vote and the National Debate."

By Matt Weber 09/14/2016 10:25 AM EDT
What is Equity in Education?

Issues of equity continue to plague the field of education. How can leaders tell if those problems exist in their school or district? It's fairly simple to identify, says Robert Smith, former superintendent of schools in Arlington, Virginia, and…

By Casey Bayer 09/12/2016 4:14 PM EDT

The Askwith Forums, a Harvard Graduate School of Education series of public lectures dedicated to conversations on the challenges facing education, invites you to participate in its fall 2016 season. New this year is Askwith Debates, where experts…

By Jill Anderson 09/07/2016 12:34 PM EDT
Up Next: The Good Athlete Project

The careers that HGSE alumni pursue in education once they have graduated are varied. And, for many new alums, their next steps begin to take shape long before they have left Appian Way. In this new series, Up Next, we check in with several…

By News editor 09/06/2016 2:13 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 August.

By News editor 09/01/2016 4:13 PM EDT
Hanan Al-Hroub

At the Askwith Forums, Hanan Al Hroub, winner of the 2016 Global Teacher Prize, will speak about her experiences as a Palestinian educator and her unique approach to instruction.

By Matt Weber 08/31/2016 11:21 AM EDT
What Happens After Yes

How have girls' feelings about sex and sexuality changed over the years? Not as much as it would seem, says Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex, a book that examines how today's young women navigate a landscape that includes hook-up culture,…

By Jill Anderson 08/25/2016 2:20 PM EDT
New Faculty Spotlight: Irvin Scott

Senior Lecturer Irvin Scott, Ed.D.’11, comes to HGSE having both the perspective of practitioner and philanthropist.Before serving five years as the deputy director for K–12 education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led…

By Jill Anderson 08/25/2016 2:03 PM EDT
Bertrand Schneider

Assistant Professor Bertrand Schneider, who will arrive at HGSE in January 2017, is excited to be joining the community. “When I visited the HGSE last January, I was amazed by the depth of the discussion we had on my research. Each interaction…

By Marin Jorgensen 08/25/2016 1:41 PM EDT
Emmerich Davies Escobar

If he ever had any doubt, Emmerich Davies Escobar knew from the day of his on-campus interview that the Ed School was where he wanted to continue his career.“It was clear during my campus interview what a warm community this is. Even though I…

By Jill Anderson 08/24/2016 1:44 PM EDT
Longfellow from the air

Dean James Ryan has announced the appointment of three new faculty members to the Harvard Graduate School of Education: Assistant Professor Emmerich Davies Escobar, Senior Lecturer Irvin Scott, and Assistant Professor Bertrand…

By Marin Jorgensen 08/24/2016 10:56 AM EDT
Back in the Field: Urban Scholars 2016

A look at the most recent graduates of the Urban Scholars Program and what they are doing now.

By Jill Anderson 08/23/2016 2:00 PM EDT
HGSE Orientation 2016

This week, 714 students arrived on Appian Way for orientation. Among the incoming cohort are 652 Ed.M. students, 50 doctoral students, and 12 C.A.S. students.

By Andrew Bauld 08/18/2016 4:29 PM EDT
Up Next: CodingConnect

The careers that HGSE alumni pursue in education once they have graduated are varied. And, for many new alums, their next steps begin to take shape long before they have left Appian Way. In this new series, Up Next, we check in with several…

By News editor 08/16/2016 2:23 PM EDT

The voting has begun! Members of the HGSE community have submitted panel proposals for SxSWedu — an annual conference of innovators in education. Your votes will help ensure that HGSE's panels are accepted for the 2017 event! 


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