HGSE in the Media: July 2012By newseditor
Below, you will find appearances by members of the HGSE community, as well as HGSE research projects and initiatives, in the national press — both traditional and online.
While many online periodicals keep their stories freely available indefinitely, stories on other sites expire after a specified period of time, after which they can be retrieved by locating the story through the website’s archives, and sometimes paying a fee to do so. Where that is the periodical’s policy, we have provided a link to the periodical’s main page and the citation for the article so that interested readers may find the original article.
Boyd Begins Work as School District’s New Superintendent
Santa Fe New Mexican, July 31, 2012
“Speaking by phone last Friday, [Professor Robert] Peterkin said 100-day transition plans are becoming more popular among incoming school superintendents. ‘It is a comprehensive and organized way of entering an organization and maximizing your time and people’s input,’ he said. ‘Most supers use it as a trusty way of collecting data and information, getting to know people and presenting some direction in a reasonable amount of time.’”
The Global Search for Education: What Is Good?
Huffington Post, July 30, 2012
“Either you say this is the way things are and there is nothing more we can do OR you say this is the new world and we can do better,” said Professor Howard Gardner.
Success Without College? Harvard Report Says So
MetroWest Daily News, July 22, 2012
“Education Secretary [Paul] Reville said the point of the new Pathways initiative is not to dissuade students from setting high goals. ‘We’re not talking about people not going to college,” he said. “It’s about what level is appropriate.’”
US Born, Living in Mexico and Ineligible for Basic Services
The Associated Press, July 18, 2012
“‘These are children who are kind of stateless in both countries,’ said Hirokazu Yoshikawa, academic dean at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children.”
US Childcare System Makes ‘Having It All’ All the More Difficult
Huffington Post, July 18, 2012
“While the question of whether anyone can ‘have it all’ remains open for discussion, it is clear that our haphazard childcare system, with its inconsistent monitoring and paucity of reliable information on the quality of individual programs, makes striking this balance all the more difficult for parents with young children,” writes Todd Grindal, a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Obama Turns to ‘Master Teachers’ to Improve US Math Scores
Christian Science Monitor, July 18, 2012
“The selection criteria for the Master Teacher Corps will be key, says Thomas Kane, professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. ‘We need to be sure that we’re identifying the master teachers on the basis of demonstrable results rather than experience or credentials.’”
New Teacher Placement, Retention Can Exacerbate Achievement Gaps
Education Week, July 18, 2012
“Marty West, an assistant professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, said the results point to the need for districts to take a closer look at who they keep and lose both in individual schools and the district as a whole. ‘The overall teacher retention rate, which many districts already use, is not a particularly useful piece of information,’ Mr. West said. ‘When it comes to student achievement, not all teacher retention is the same.’”
Experts Say Penn State’s Former President Was a Lesson in How Not to Lead
The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 15, 2012
“At the other extreme, said Richard Chait, a research professor at Harvard’s graduate school of education, board members can become ‘self-appointed vigilantes,’ looking to attack and expose an administration and delve into areas where they don’t belong.”
Listen and Learn: A New Model for Teaching
CNN Money, July 6, 2012
“So, Mom and Dad, you don’t like your kids demanding to know ‘why’ after every answer? And, teachers, do those relentless questions from the front row drive you crazy as you attempt to cover today’s state-mandated lesson plan? You’ll hate [Professor] Paul Harris‘ controversial new book, Trusting What You’re Told. In it, the Harvard professor of education challenges entrenched notions of cognitive development.”
Teachers Should Be Evaluated Like Athletes: Here’s Why
Huntington Post, July 2, 2012
“Recently, the sports world has improved its assessment of athletic performance using advanced metrics and other accountability techniques. Learning from these advances will help us avoid firing good teachers and retaining lousy ones,” writes Assistant Professor Hunter Gehlbach.
What’s Up With Boards These Days?
Inside Higher Ed, July 2, 2012
“This gubernatorial concern about board appointments is a significant departure from an era when there was more deference to institutions about who they wanted on boards, said Richard Chait, a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education who studies university governance.”