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Jin Li, Photo Credit: Brown University

Are You an Eastern or Western Learner?

By Matt Weber 07/09/2014 03:41 pm | Add a Comment

Jin Li, professor of education at Brown University and HGSE alum, examines the differences between western and eastern learners. Read More…

Richard Weissbourd

Harvard EdCast: The Children We Mean To Raise

By Matt Weber 06/25/2014 03:17 pm | 1 Comment

Senior Lecturer Richard Weissbourd shares findings from the new Making Caring Common Project report, “The Children We Mean To Raise,” as highlighted on “Good Morning America” and “Today.” Read More…

Michael Johnston

Harvard EdCast: To Disagree, but Not Be Disagreeable

By Matt Weber 06/18/2014 03:24 pm | Add a Comment

Colorado State Senator Michael Johnston, Ed.M.’00, reflects on his convocation speech (and the protests), his vision for American education, and best practices for thoughtfully communicating in broader education discourse. Read More…

Ron Ferguson

Summer Spotlight: Closing the Achievement Gap

By Matt Weber 06/10/2014 03:56 pm | Add a Comment

Senior Lecturer Ronald Ferguson, director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, is faculty chair of PPE’s Closing the Achievement Gap. In this edition of the EdCast, he discusses what participants can expect from attending next month’s institute. Read More…

Jeff Shea

Harvard EdCast: Making Global Local

By Matt Weber 05/21/2014 11:17 am | Add a Comment

Jeff Shea, Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, reflects on his craft and examines his focus on global education in the classroom. Read More…

Wyner Book

Harvard EdCast: What Excellent Community Colleges Do

By Matt Weber 05/14/2014 03:20 pm | Add a Comment

Josh Wyner, author of “What Excellent Community Colleges Do” examines the characteristics of high performing community colleges and how they prepare all students for success. Read More…

Julie Young

Harvard EdCast: The Internet-Based Public High School

By Matt Weber 05/07/2014 08:31 am | Add a Comment

Julie Young, president and CEO of Florida Virtual School, examines the history and growth of the first statewide Internet-based public high school in the United States Read More…

Stuck in Place

Harvard EdCast: Racial Inequality in America

By Matt Weber 04/29/2014 09:29 am | 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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Harvard EdCast: M. Night Shyamalan’s School Sense

By Matt Weber 04/29/2014 09:07 am | 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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Kathy McCartney

Harvard EdCast: McCartney’s Big Year

By Matt Weber 04/23/2014 12:00 pm | 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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