At-Risk Students

Developing a Digital Voice
Helping young people manage their digital behavior and avoid the most serious dangers.
Tolerance
In divisive times, a look at how one group pushes back on prejudice, starting early.
Parents as Allies in Reducing Absences
Targeting parental beliefs about attendance can get more kids to school, more often.
Beyond Survival
How to support LGBTQ and gender non-conforming kids.
One and all
How we can teach students to find common ground, for the common good.
Photo of a high school teacher from Springfield Renaissance School
A high school teacher shares advice on guiding classroom conversations about controversial issues.
"Modeling Takes Practice"
How teachers prepare to step in to manage conflict or prevent bullying — while modeling empathy.
Photo illustration of several kids' faces, assembled in a collage to create one face, with text reading "One and All"
Opening a shared conversation about how educators can protect students from bullying, confront divisions, and foster inclusion.
DJS One and All
A system leader’s views on ending bullying and harassment.
photo illustration of a young girl against a blue background, looking down, sadly
Redefining what we mean by bullying to better understand and prevent it.
RG One and All
To build hope and chart a path to success, relationships are key.
Teacher leading discussing with diverse group of elementary school students
How to open space for reflection and conversation amid difficult events.
Teisha Thomas
Building trust by getting real, from the start.
Young girl sits with head in hands. Another girl in a backpack walks toward her
Three actions that will make a difference.
Second Lady Jill Biden recording an EdCast
Second Lady Jill Biden and fellow teachers lead the drive to support the educational and social-emotional needs of military children.
More Than Safe
Creating a school where LGBTQ students thrive.
The Costs of Poverty
One third of 3- and 4-year-olds in the developing world are not meeting basic milestones. What can be done?
Six city mayors shown on stage at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Launching a community-wide effort to break down the barriers to success for low-income students.
Quality for Some, or Access for All?
New case studies on refugee education shed light on challenging choices.
Keeping Teachers in High-Poverty Schools
The organizational supports teachers need to serve students in high-poverty urban schools.
Educating for Peace
How schools can help foster a more peaceful world.
KAthy Boudett
In an ongoing series, education researchers reflect on what drives their work.
Settling In
What U.S. educators need to know about refugee children and how to teach them.
start with kindness
To stop bullying, a new social media campaign asks us to start with kindness.
Tipping the Scales
An interactive game shows how community choices can build resilience in the face of hardship.
Mandy Savitz-Romer
In an ongoing series, education researchers reflect on what drives their work.
Summer By the Book
Closing the gap by helping families build a tradition of summer reading.
Making Incentives Work
Scholarships have greater impact when given to kids who are told they are high performers, new study finds.
The Path to Resilience
A new video series shows how resilience is built, one positive adult relationship at a time.
Resilient kids
How we can change our policies to help disadvantaged kids cope and thrive.
Resilient Kids
Why some children can thrive despite adversity.
a child's hand on barbed wire
How a global partnership is changing the educational landscape for children living in conflict.
Mirror
Ron Ferguson talks about opportunity, achievement, and raising the bar for all students.
Incentives
How effective are cash transfer programs at expanding access to education in the developing world?
Refugee children
In a new video, HGSE researchers describe their contributions to UN efforts to improve education for refugee children around the world.
Ferguson, Missouri
In this EdCast, Visiting Scholar Richard Rothstein explores the historical roots of the enduring segregation that undermines urban schools.
Jack Shonkoff
Professor Jack Shonkoff explains some of the science behind early childhood development and how education can help.
Hands holding a brain illustration
Understanding the impact of stress during a child's early development can pave the way for proper interventions.
A teacher with two students
Lecturer Jacqueline Zeller's research and clinical work highlights the role of teacher-child relationships.
photo of library books
Lecturer Terrence Tivnan takes a look at four literacy reform models in the Boston Public Schools.