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By Matt Weber 03/25/2015 8:00 AM EDT
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In 1965, the federal government authorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), cementing their involvement in public education for the next 50 years. Jack Jennings, author of the new Harvard Education Press title Presidents, Congress,…


By News editor 03/24/2015 12:36 PM EDT
Inclusion

Kenji Yoshino will discuss diversity and inclusion initiatives and the pressure to "cover" at the Askwith Forum on Monday, March 30.


By News editor 03/20/2015 11:41 AM EDT
Digital Ecosystem

On March 25, Professor Chris Dede and EDUCAUSE President and CEO Diana Oblinger discussed how the digital ecosystem will suit Harvard’s future and the potential consequences of higher education technology on society.


By Matt Weber 03/18/2015 2:01 PM EDT
Stephanie Wilson

Despite being told that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up, girls continue to be underrepresented when it comes to courses of study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). At last month's Askwith…


By Jill Anderson 03/17/2015 9:50 AM EDT
Garron Hillaire

Alum Garron Hillaire's nontraditional academic path has led him to help others through Universal Design for Learning.


By Matt Weber 03/13/2015 11:01 AM EDT
Carmen Farina

Carmen Fariña, chancellor of New York City Department of Education and 50-year veteran educator, wants to make one simple thing clear: Education is all about the children. In order to do the best for them, the adults — from parents to teachers,…


By Jill Anderson 03/11/2015 10:06 AM EDT
Shed and Mahoney

Dean James Ryan announced the appointment of Eric Shed and Stephen Mahoney as director and associate director, respectively, of the Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) program.


By Matt Weber 03/04/2015 2:55 PM EST
Jose Antonio Vargus

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas shares his story of being an undocumented immigrant and discusses how he hopes to change the conversation around immigration in the United States.


By News editor 03/03/2015 4:20 PM EST
Carmen Farina

Carmen Fariña, a veteran educator of nearly 50 years, discussed her vision of common sense solutions and her focus on rigorous standards and equity as she leads the nation’s largest school district at the Askwith Forum on March 5.


By News editor 03/03/2015 11:25 AM EST
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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 February.Please note: While many online periodicals keep their stories freely available…


By News editor 03/03/2015 10:37 AM EST
Askwith Sweeney/Lightfoot

The Askwith Forum on Thursday, March 4 features former president of Disney-ABC Television Group Anne Sweeney discussing her new pursuits with Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot.


By Hunter Gehlbach 02/26/2015 3:03 PM EST
Banner Snow

This article originally appeared in WBUR's Cognoscenti.This winter has tested me. In the past four weeks, eight feet of snow and six snow days have held my wife and me hostage with two young children. As an educational researcher, I have spent…


By Matt Weber 02/25/2015 2:52 PM EST
Jeff Hobbs

Where Robert Peace grew up in Newark, New Jersey, it was far from a given that he would attend college, never mind an Ivy League school. His neighborhood was rough, his father was incarcerated, and his mother was struggling to make ends meet. But…


By News editor 02/25/2015 12:23 PM EST
Define American Askwith

On Friday, February 27, Jose Antonio Vargas, founder of Define American, will deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the 2015 Alumni of Color Conference (AOCC). This Askwith Forum will be live-streamed beginning at 5:30 p.m.


By Jill Anderson 02/25/2015 10:49 AM EST
AOCC Collage

Beginning this Friday, the 13th annual Alumni of Color Conference, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will examine the dominant narratives that often position racial, ethnic, and cultural identities of communities of color as…


By News editor 02/24/2015 3:41 PM EST
Dan Levy

On Thursday, February 26, HGSE's Master Class welcomes Dan Levy, senior lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, faculty chair of the Kennedy School's SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence) initiative, and co-chair of…


By News editor 02/20/2015 3:31 PM EST
Rachel Curtis

To build a successful school district, a strong and coherent strategy is vital. Over the course of her career, education strategy consultant Rachel Curtis, Ed.M.’94, has worked with school systems, foundations, and education policy…


By Matt Weber 02/18/2015 3:20 PM EST
Sheryll Cashin

If most universities want their student bodies to be as diverse as possible, then why is the use of race-based affirmative action declining? The change, says Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University, is partly due to political…


By Iman Rastegari 02/17/2015 7:59 AM EST
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