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Commentary and Media

Here is a selection of Dean Long’s public statements and media appearances. 

Talks and Commentary

How COVID taught America about inequity in education.” The Harvard Gazette, July 9, 2021.

Post-Pandemic Challenges for Schools.The Harvard Gazette, Mar. 30, 2021.

How to Ensure This Isn't a Lost Year for America's Kids.” The Washington Post, Mar. 17, 2021.

COVID and Education: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future of Learning.” Imagine Solutions Forum, Feb. 22, 2021.

What the Future of Education Looks Like from Here.” HGSE's Centennial Culmination Event, Dec. 9, 2020.

"Why I Vote." Medium, October 19, 2020.

"Education in Uncertain Times." The Harvard EdCast, October 16, 2020.

"Dear Students: We Are Strong as a Community, Even When Distant." Medium, September 29, 2020.

"Long Testifies on FAFSA Before Senate Committee." Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Time to Finish Fixing the FAFSA, September 17, 2020. Written testimony

"Can We Actually Reopen Schools Safely?" A Conversation with Ashish Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. Education Now Webinar Series, July 31, 2020.

"Educators as First Responders." A Conversation with Geoffrey Canada, Ed.M.’75. HGSE Leadership Series, May 18, 2020.

"Insights from a Remote Learning Innovator." A Conversation with Paul LeBlanc, SNHU President. HGSE Leadership Series, April 17, 2020.

"What can COVID-19 teach us about strengthening education systems?" With Emiliana Vegas. Brookings Institution blog, April 9, 2020.

"FAFSA: Ask any college student. The federal student aid application is needlessly complex." With Kim Cook, Kristin Hultquist, and Judith Scott-Clayton. USA Today, December 5, 2019.

Press and Media Appearances

"Helping Students Plan How to Pay for College Is More Important Than Ever: Schools Can Help.Education Week, October 18, 2021.

"Class of COVID: 2021's Graduates Are Struggling More and Feeling the Stress.Education Week, October 18, 2021. 

"To Repair This Imperfect World.Harvard Magazine, September 29, 2021. 

"The Edge: New Takes on College Access, Rural Students, and Transfer.The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 28, 2021. 

"This Is Not a Good Time to Fall Off the College Track. Students Are Doing It Anyway." Education Week, March 9, 2021.

"The Edge: What's Different About This Recession and Why That Matters to Higher Ed." The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 17, 2021.

"Business Executives Band Together to Promote Early Childhood Programs." The Boston Globe, February 8, 2021.

"Educating Educators." Interview by John S. Rosenberg, Harvard Magazine, July 2019.

"Four Deans and Their Journeys." The Harvard Gazette, May 21, 2019.

"Straight Up Conversation: New Harvard Ed School Dean Bridget Terry Long" Interview with Rick Hess, Education Week, June 27, 2018.

"Bridget Terry Long to Lead Ed School." Harvard Gazette, May 2, 2018.

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