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Deval Patrick

Children’s Defense Fund Celebrated at Askwith Forum

04/11/2014 04:33 pm EST | Add a 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 | Add a 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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Temple Grandin: All Kinds of Minds Help the World

By 03/21/2014 02:57 pm EST | Add a Comment

World famous animal scientist and autism activist Temple Grandin discusses how autism and visual thinking has revolutionized farm-animal welfare, as well as that of countless others with autism.... Read More...

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John King Jr.

Harvard EdCast: Examining the Common Core

By Matt Weber 03/19/2014 11:26 am EST | Add a Comment

John King Jr., commissioner of education of the State of New York, shares his perspective on Common Core -- its perils, pitfalls, and opportunities. (Photo: Teachers College)... Read More...

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David Kirp

State of Public Ed Debated at Askwith Forum

By Jill Anderson 03/14/2014 02:48 pm EST | Add a Comment

“Is Public Education Dead?” The speakers at Thursday’s Askwith Forum did not answer a definitive “yes.” Instead, they agreed that it is in dire need of a fix that the creation of charter schools didn’t necessarily solve.... Read More...

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Farah Anwar Pandith

A Woman in Leadership

By Jill Anderson 03/10/2014 03:06 pm EST | 1 Comment

At the Askwith Forum, “Women in Leadership: A Global Perspective,” held in conjunction with the Programs in Professional Education’s Women in Education Leadership Institute, Farah Anwar Pandith was a natural to discuss what it means to... Read More...

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Public Ed

Is Public Education Dead?

By 03/10/2014 02:02 pm EST | Add a Comment

Is public education irreparably broken, and are charter schools and vouchers the solution? This forum brought together scholars and practitioners to explore what can be learned about genuine education reform from the experience of successful school s... Read More...

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Common Core Discussed at Askwith Forum

By Jill Anderson 03/07/2014 12:45 pm EST | 3 Comments

For many education leaders today one of the toughest changes to implement to date is the Common Core Standards Initiative. At the recent Askwith Forum “Common Core: Perils, Pitfalls, and Opportunities,” panelists were asked about the challe... Read More...

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