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By Andrew Bauld 10/31/2016 9:44 AM EDT
Social Integration through the Arts
How can the arts best be used to create educational programs and multidisciplinary partnerships? That was the focus of the symposium held earlier this month as part of the Social Integration Through the Arts (SITA) initiative, a collaboration between HGSE’s Arts in Education (AIE) Program and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. The two-day event, entitled “Snapshots of Practice,” brought cultural leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico, together with faculty and students at Harvard to discuss strategies. “The goal [of the initiative] is to create a...
By News editor 03/17/2016 3:14 PM EDT
Longfellow
The University of California’s Office of the President has joined with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), a research-practice partnership based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to launch a faculty exit survey that is the first of its kind. Given the academy’s struggles to diversify the professoriate and regular media coverage of high-profile, high-cost faculty exits, COACHE and UC recognized that university leaders need better diagnostic tools to understand the numbers, causes, and costs of faculty departures — and how those figures compare to...
By Newseditor 01/20/2016 11:53 AM EST
Harvard Yard
The Launch of the Turning the Tide Report Marks the First Step in Efforts of Coalition to Inspire Concern for Others in High School Students, Reduce Achievement Pressure, and Create Greater Equity for Economically Diverse Students New York, NY – Today, admissions deans and other leaders from the nation’s top colleges and universities joined together to announce the launch of Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions, a report with concrete recommendations to reshape the college admissions process and promote greater ethical engagement among...
By Jill Anderson 01/19/2016 10:41 AM EST
Garden
Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James Ryan and Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced today the launch of the Middle Skills Gap Initiative led by HGSE Senior Research Fellow Robert Schwartz and HBS Professor Joseph Fuller. The three-year initiative, supported by a $1 million gift from the James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation, will help engage employers with educators to build career pathways that prepare young people with the skills and credentials necessary to fill the projected millions of middle-skill jobs over the next decade. “A quality education is absolutely...
By Iman Rastegari 11/02/2015 3:25 PM EST
PELP
A joint initiative of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Business School, the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP) evolved out of the desire to improve the management and leadership competencies of public school leaders in order to help improve student performance. Formed in 2003, PELP continues its mission with the development of tools such as the PELP Coherence Framework and the book Achieving Coherence in District Improvement, and with the annual executive education summer institute which brings public school leaders from around the country to Harvard to focus...
By Jill Anderson 10/15/2015 4:49 PM EDT
Visual Culture of Learning
Students, faculty, and staff roaming the second-floor corridors of Longfellow may have noticed something new beyond a fresh coat of paint. As part of a collaboration between HGSE and the Harvard Art Museums (HAM), the walls have come alive with a new gallery exhibition which aims to contribute to a visual culture of learning on campus. “The concept was born out of the idea of leveraging the main corridors of Longfellow as an interactive gallery space,” says Jason Carlson, HGSE chief of operations, who initially reached out to HAM about a collaboration. “The artwork, while pleasing to look at...
By Brigham Fay 05/26/2015 12:39 PM EDT
Ed.L.D. networking
When they’re not working with schools and districts around the country, Nancy Gutierrez and Liliana Polo-McKenna sit next to each other in the offices of the NYC Leadership Academy. Both graduates of HGSE’s Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) now work at the nonprofit organization, which supports aspiring and standing school and district leaders through coaching, professional development, and leadership consulting. As national leadership development strategist for NYCLA, Gutierrez works to build leadership capacity with current and aspiring principal supervisors in 12 states across the U...
By Bari Walsh 03/13/2015 12:30 PM EDT
Two teachers at Scratch Ed teacher conference
Scratch, the free programming language launched in 2007 at MIT, is a simple, creative, and fun way for young students — and the rest of us — to get started with coding. Millions of people around the world use it, in more than 150 countries and more than 40 languages. But Scratch is more than just a programming tool; it’s a community, with a vibrant online forum where Scratch users share their projects and exchange feedback. And educators have built their own online community — ScratchEd — to talk about how to use this powerful learning tool. It’s a space where teachers in all disciplines,...
By Matt Weber 01/14/2015 1:41 PM EST
Jacqueline Jones
On December 12, 2014, the Ed School's The Leading Edge of Early Childhood Education brought together leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to engage with the latest thinking, research, and practice in building and sustaining high-quality pre-K systems, schools, and classrooms. Among the speakers at the event was Jacqueline Jones, president of the Foundation for Child Development and former senior adviser on early learning to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. In welcoming participants to the convening, Jones expressed her hope that events such as this -- which she deemed...
By Lory Hough 01/09/2015 10:35 AM EST
Illustration by Daniel Vasconcellos
Last spring, educators from around the world gathered at the Ed School to learn how to close the frustrating gap that sometimes exists between research and practice. The gathering started, perhaps unexpectedly, with a short video clip: comedian Ricky Gervais singing a lullaby about the letter N to Elmo, who was tucked into his tiny bed. This simple video, said Adjunct Lecturer Christina Hinton, Ed.M.’06, Ed.D.’12, is, in fact, a great example of how research and practice — in this case, education — can go hand-in-hand. “So much research was done before Sesame Street created this clip to see...

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