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Closing Time

By Laura Pappano 05/16/2011 03:51 pm | Add a Comment

The reality is, school districts close schools for many reasons: tight budgets, low performance, underenrollment. Once the decision is made, the question becomes: How do you do it right? Read More…

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Dean Theodore Sizer, 1932-2009

By 10/22/2009 05:26 pm | 9 Comments

Former Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean Theodore Sizer will be remembered as many things during his remarkable 50-year career in education, among them – teacher, education reformer, leader, and mentor. Sizer, 77, died yesterday at his Harvard, Mass. home. Read More…

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Follow “Informing the Debate” Live on Twitter

By 03/30/2009 02:11 pm | Add a Comment

Can’t be at Wednesday’s panel discussion looking at Boston’s charter, pilot, and traditional public schools, but don’t want to wait for a news story the next day? That’s not a problem. As the event is happening, Ed School doctoral candidate Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar will be giving a blow-by-blow account on Twitter.com. Read More…

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Federal Stimulus: What Does it Mean for Education?

By 03/19/2009 04:56 pm | 5 Comments

In this video feature, Professor Thomas Hehir, Professor Thomas Payzant, and Lecturer Janice Jackson discuss many of the issues facing schools and districts in light of the economy and the education stimulus package. Read More…

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Education 2008: Year in Review

By 12/23/2008 03:56 pm | 2 Comments

As 2008 draws to a close, we decided to pose a question to several members of the HGSE community – all of whom were profiled this year on our website: In your opinion, what are the most promising and the most disappointing events, occurrences, and decisions in education this year? Read More…

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PPE Journal: Clyde Cole

By Clyde Cole 09/23/2008 01:46 pm | Add a Comment

Journal of Clyde Cole, principal of Academy for Business and Community Development, Brooklyn, N.Y. Read More…

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Payzant, NCEE Recommend Changes to American Education

By newseditor 12/21/2006 11:04 am | Add a Comment

Senior Lecturer Thomas Payzant, former superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, played a significant role in the development of a report released last week calling for major changes to the American education system. The report entitled, Tough Choice or Tough … Read More…

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Payzant Receives the College Board Medal

By newseditor 12/14/2006 11:11 am | Add a Comment

Senior Lecturer Thomas Payzant has been awarded the College Board Medal for Distinguished Service to Education in November. The medal is awarded to individuals who have provided national leadership and service in the advancement of educational opportunity and demonstrated commitment … Read More…

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Thomas Payzant Named HGSE Senior Lecturer

By newseditor 04/26/2006 11:17 am | Add a Comment

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Thomas W. Payzant has been named a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Payzant, who holds master’s and doctoral degrees from HGSE, will begin his new post on July 1. “It is hard … Read More…


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