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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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The September 19 event drew 1,200 community members.

By James Ryan 09/25/2014 5:41 PM EDT
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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.


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