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Racial Inequality Examined at Askwith Forum

05/02/2014 10:08 am EST | Add a Comment

At the Askwith Forum, “Urban Neighborhoods and the Persistence of Racial Inequality,” on April 29, panelists shared bleak forecasts about whether the country would turn around the downward spiral of poverty and racial inequality in America.... Read More...

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Stuck in Place

Harvard EdCast: Racial Inequality in America

By Matt Weber 04/29/2014 09:29 am EST | Add a Comment

Patrick Sharkey, associate professor at New York University, discusses urban neighborhoods and the persistence of racial inequality -- analyzed through the lens of his new book, "Stuck in Place," and the upcoming Askwith Forum.... Read More...

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M. Night Shyamalan

Harvard EdCast: M. Night Shyamalan’s School Sense

By Matt Weber 04/29/2014 09:07 am EST | 2 Comments

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan speaks about his unlikely book on education reform, his unique "outside" perspective on education, and his data driven approach to improving the education gap.... Read More...

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Urban Neighborhoods and Racial Inequality

By 04/28/2014 02:40 pm EST | Add a Comment

At the Askwith Forum, panelists examined how urban policies and transformative changes in urban communities may truly help break down racial inequalities.... Read More...

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Kathy McCartney

Harvard EdCast: McCartney’s Big Year

By Matt Weber 04/23/2014 12:00 pm EST | Add a Comment

Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College and former dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, reflects on an exciting year involving a new job, book, and Twitter account.... Read More...

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Educational Challenges of the 21st Century

By 04/21/2014 09:00 am EST | Add a Comment

This panel examined the role K-12 schools can play in supporting economic and civic renewal. Participants discussed the key gaps in preparing students to be contributors to a knowledge-based economy and democratic participation, and examined the opti... Read More...

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Deval Patrick

Children’s Defense Fund Celebrated at Askwith Forum

By Jill Anderson 04/11/2014 04:33 pm EST | 1 Comment

During the Askwith Forum, the editors and authors of the Harvard Education Press book, "Improving the Odds for America’s Children," reflected on many of the issues facing our children, not only in early childhood education but well into adolesce... Read More...

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Hiro Yoshikawa

Harvard EdCast: 40 Years of Child and Family Policy

By Matt Weber 04/09/2014 01:49 pm EST | 1 Comment

New York University Professor Hiro Yoshikawa, co-editor of "Improving the Odds For America's Children," discusses the book and what we can expect from the upcoming Askwith Forum celebrating 40 Years of the Children's Defense Fund.... Read More...

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Leveling the Playing Field for Children

By 04/08/2014 10:28 am EST | Add a Comment

The Children's Defense Fund has always maintained that children need comprehensive, integrated supports and services from birth through adulthood. How can America provide this given the existing fragmented education and health and human services syst... Read More...

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Temple Grandin

Harvard EdCast: 10 Minutes with Temple Grandin

By Matt Weber 04/02/2014 09:00 am EST | Add a Comment

Temple Grandin, world famous animal scientist and autism activist, shares insight into the way she thinks, reflects on the state of autism awareness, and even reveals her favorite Claire Danes movie.... Read More...

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