HGSE in the Media: September 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.
A Dream That’s Dying
Huffington Post, October 1, 2012
“While most white children, even poor white children, don’t attend high-poverty schools, most black and brown children, even middle-class ones, do. And high-poverty schools almost always lag behind in measures of resources and success,” write Associate Professor John Diamond and Emory University Associate Professor Amanda Lewis.
Why Kids Should Grade Teachers
The Atlantic Monthly, October 2012
“A decade ago, an economist at Harvard, [Senior Lecturer] Ronald Ferguson, wondered what would happen if teachers were evaluated by the people who see them every day — their students.”
The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 — Howard Gardner
Huffington Post, September 30, 2012
“In five interviews with education luminaries, I’ve asked them to imagine they were Secretary of Education and to discuss how they would address the issues facing America. Today, my imaginary Secretary of Education is Dr. Howard Gardner. Dr. Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.”
Success at Any Cost? There May Be a High Price to Pay
Times Higher Education, September 27, 2012
“‘For most American students today, the biggest project in their family’s life has been to get them into college, and, if possible, to get them into an elite college,’ says Howard Gardner, Hobbs professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and co-author of Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet.”
Third Grade Redux: Does Holding Struggling Readers Back Build Literacy? (VIDEO)
Huffington Post, September 25, 2012
HuffPost Live host Janet Varney discusses holding struggling readers back a grade with Mary Kay Hoal, a mother of five; Martin West, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Amy Elias, educational consultant and mother of three; and Anjali Deshpande, a doctoral student at NYU.
Princeton Replaces Tilghman as Ivy League Searches New Leaders
Bloomberg News, September 24, 2012
“The leaders who will fill the Ivy vacancies are likely to focus on issues related to technology, business models, cost containment and globalization, said Richard Chait, emeritus professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.”
No Summer Lull in Learning
Harvard Gazette, September 7, 2012
“The Cambridge Harvard Summer Academy (CHSA) is a free summer school, a partnership between the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Cambridge Public Schools, where students work closely with teachers-in-training and veteran teachers as they prepare classwork and get ahead for the next school year.”
Recess In Chicago? Strike Threat Draws National Eyes
NPR Morning Edition, September 7, 2012
“Marty West, a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, says teacher strikes are high-stakes affairs. That’s one reason we haven’t seen many. He says all eyes are on Chicago. ‘Many districts are in a situation not too different from Chicago’s, and how this plays out will be important in determining what goes on nationally,’ he says.”
Career-based Education a Must, Speaker Says
Lincoln Journal Star, September 5, 2012
“Doing so leaves too many young people unable to find meaningful work and ignores a widening skills gap in the labor market, said William Symonds, project director of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Pathways to Prosperity Project. ‘The truth is the direction we’ve been moving leaves lots of kids on the sidelines,’ he said in a speech to a group of Nebraska policymakers, educators and business people at a symposium on creating career-based education programs in the state.”
Biology Evolves With New Digital Curriculum Tools
Times Higher Education Journal, August 2012
“A team of researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education witnessed the unimaginable. They handed out preprogrammed smartphones to a class of seventh-graders and set them loose around a pond. No one fooled around; YouTube was not a factor. Instead, the students got to work, using the phones to discover and record information about the pond ecosystem. In the process, they were more tuned into the surroundings, even on the molecular level, than if they had been on a tech-less field trip.”
When Ambition Trumps Ethics
Washington Post, August 31, 2012
“On Monday, approximately 1,600 freshmen arrived at Harvard College. On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of spending 90 minutes with 20 of these students. They impressed me with their intellect but also with their empathy and willingness to listen to and learn from one another. They were excited by the opportunity to be at Harvard; they used such superlatives that I joked to colleagues that in a few years, they would be so critical, if not cynical, they would have a hard time believing their earlier enthusiasm,” writes Professor Howard Gardner.
Over 100 Harvard Students Suspected Of Cheating
WBUR, August 31, 2012
Professor Howard Gardner joins a panel to discuss the incident at Harvard.