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By Bobby Dorigo Jones 05/08/2017 12:00 PM EDT
Global Ed

Note: Live streaming of this event will begin May 9 at 5 p.m.Educators today face the task of teaching children a new set of social, academic, and civic competencies to navigate a growing global economy and ever-changing society. On May 8, the HGSE…


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 05/01/2017 11:07 AM EDT
School Vouchers, Friend of Foe?

This forum with be live streamed, beginning at 5:30 p.m.While publicly supported private school choice has powerful new supporters in the White House in Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos, it is not a new idea. Since gaining prominence through the support…


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 04/25/2017 4:23 PM EDT
Bill Drayton

On Thursday, April 27, the Askwith Forum will host Bill Drayton, CEO and chairman of Ashoka Foundation, which seeks to “find, select, and support the world’s leading social entrepreneurs” for the purposes of scaling their ideas, for a…


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 03/30/2017 12:37 PM EDT
Promoting Healthy Relationships

On Tuesday, April 4, the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common (MCC) Project and Game Change: The Patriots Anti-Violence Partnership will hold an Askwith Forums panel to examine the state of sexual violence in schools and…


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 03/16/2017 10:25 AM EDT
Who is Beverly Daniel Tatum?

What you should know about the former President of Spelman College before her talk at the Askwith Forums.


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 03/01/2017 4:02 PM EST
Who is Anne Holton?

What you should know about about the Virginia Board of Education member before the Askwith Forum on March 6.


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 03/01/2017 10:40 AM EST
Take Action

On Friday, March 3, Askwith Forums presents the keynote panel for the 15th annual HGSE Alumni of Color Conference.


By Casey Bayer 02/16/2017 2:15 PM EST
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The Askwith Forums invites you to participate in its spring 2017 season. The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s series of public lectures dedicated to conversations on the challenges facing education was established in 1998. Additionally, this…


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 02/13/2017 3:00 PM EST
A Book, a Page, a World: The Artistic Journey of an Author and an Illustrator

Explore the picture book worlds of author and illustrator, husband and wife, who create worlds for children by bridging history, heritage, culture, and curiosity at the Askwith Forum on February 16.


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 02/13/2017 9:43 AM EST
Driving Change: The Challenges Superintendents Face in Urban Schools.

On Tuesday, February 14, the Askwith Forum gathered three experienced leaders of urban districts for a dialogue on the role of a superintendent in such dynamic systems as urban school districts and on how superintendents can spark radical change.


By News editor 12/08/2016 12:17 PM EST
What Makes a Good Citizen?

The 2016 election has ushered in questions about how our schools prepare students to be good citizens. At the Askwith Forums on December 8, a panel of speakers will examine the challenges facing civics education in America. Watch live at 5 p.m.


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 12/05/2016 9:44 AM EST
What Makes a Good Citizen?

Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States. While civics education policy was not a factor in this year’s presidential election, United States Secretary of Education John King recently urged educators to “make preparing your…


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 12/01/2016 12:47 PM EST
Pass/Fail: How Test-Based Accountability Stacks Up

In the year since the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states and districts have been rethinking their accountability rules, and many are questioning the relationship between testing and accountability. Has test-based accountability…


By News editor 11/27/2016 4:33 PM EST
Pass/Fail: How Test-Based Accountability Stacks Up

Since NCLB, schools have been required to demonstrate student learning as measured by standardized test scores. On Monday, December 5, Professor Andrew Ho will lead a discussion exploring the benefits and drawbacks of test-based accountability.


By Matt Weber 11/02/2016 2:27 PM EDT
Define American

When the DREAM Act was proposed by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) in 2001 in response to a gifted young constiuent being kept from attending Julliard due to her undocumented status, it seemed — as it still does — like "common sense reform." So why,…


By News editor 11/02/2016 8:35 AM EDT
Where Are the Teachers of Color?

While a majority of kids in American public schools today are students of color, more than 80 percent of teachers are white. On Nov. 2, a panel explores how and why this imbalance persists and identifies policy levers to to help correct it.


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 10/26/2016 2:15 PM EDT
Askwith Forum

For the first time in U.S. history, a majority of children attending public schools are students of color. Most of these students, however, still don’t have teachers who look like them. Why does the teaching profession struggle to hire and…


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 10/24/2016 4:15 PM EDT
Assessing the DREAM

This Tuesday, October 25, Assistant Professor Roberto Gonzales will lead a panel discussion in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the introduction of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. The panel, featuring…


By News editor 10/18/2016 4:18 PM EDT
Education and the 2016 Election

On Wednesday, October 19, a panel of HGSE faculty members discussed the role education has played in the 2016 presidential election and the implications of different election outcomes on education policy.


By Bobby Dorigo Jones 10/17/2016 2:46 PM EDT
Ed and the Election

On Wednesday, October 19, several faculty members of the Harvard Graduate School of Education will gather to explore where education fits into the 2016 election. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed in December 2015, shifted accountability…


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