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By Matt Weber, By Jill Anderson 06/20/2018 3:18 PM EDT
Minnijean Brown-Trickey

Civil Rights activist Minnijean Brown-Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine, discusses the need for America to face the truth and understand it — especially in schools — if we want to see change.


By Matt Weber 05/09/2018 12:28 PM EDT
Escuela Nueva

Vicky Colbert, director of the Escuela Nueva Foundation and former vice-minister of education in Colombia, discusses what makes Escuela Nueva's unique school model so successful.


By Sagra Alvarado 04/24/2018 1:22 PM EDT
Askwith Forums

At the Askwith Forum on April 26, panelists from Harvard, Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Tolerance, and the Anti-Defamation League will discuss how students are participating in greater activism to protect their right to safety in schools.


By Marin Jorgensen 03/29/2018 3:50 PM EDT
Jack Shonkoff Askwith

At the Askwith Forums, Jack Shonkoff looked at the biology of adversity and how the science of early learning is essential for building a strong foundation.


By Sagra Alvarado 03/27/2018 4:15 PM EDT
Charter Schools: Expanding Opportunity or Reinforcing Divides?

At the Askwith Debates on Thursday, March 29, guests will share their different perspectives on the equity of charter schools and discuss how the charter school system impacts the overall education system in the United States.


By Matt Weber 03/22/2018 10:57 AM EDT
Computational Thinking

Stephen Wolfram, CEO of Wolfram Research and chief designer of the Wolfram Language, reflects on the evolving role of computational literacy and AI in education.


By Matt Weber 03/15/2018 2:52 PM EDT
Growth Mindset

Stanford professor Carol Dweck discusses her seminal research on mindset and how, by incorporating growth mindset, schools and organizations can create a curriculum of change.


By Sagra Alvarado 02/27/2018 4:28 PM EST
Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown will visit the Askwith Forums on Thursday, March 1, to discuss education, race, and institutionalized sport, and how athletes can use their public voices to advocate for change.


By Matt Weber 02/22/2018 10:58 AM EST
Community College

Professor Bridget Terry Long breaks down what "free" community college really looks like — to both students and schools.


By Marin Jorgensen, By Sagra Alvarado 02/06/2018 10:55 AM EST
Little Rock Nine

At the Askwith Forums on February 8, a panel will discuss the need for social justice efforts in American education in order to create a more equitable environment for students.


By Sagra Alvarado 01/31/2018 5:23 PM EST
DACA

On Tuesday, February 6, Askwith Forums will host journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas in conversation with MSNBC's Joy Reid.


By Marin Jorgensen 01/31/2018 4:54 PM EST
Yidan Prize

On Monday, February 5, Askwith Forums welcomes the inaugural recipients of the Yidan Prize, Carol Dweck and Vicky Colbert.


By Matt Weber 01/25/2018 3:56 PM EST
Cornel West

Cornel West on democracy, the importance of activism, and the difference between schooling and deep education.


By Sagra Alvarado 11/02/2017 4:18 PM EDT
Wolfram/Gardner

At the Askwith Forums on November 6, join Wolfram and Gardner as they discuss views on computational thinking in 21st-century education.


By Sagra Alvarado 10/24/2017 2:22 PM EDT
Learning to Change the World

What does learning to change the world look like? In the Askwith Forum on October 27, HGSE faculty members will individually share their perspectives in dynamic, TED Talk-style presentations.


By Sagra Alvarado 10/12/2017 4:21 PM EDT
College Athletics

In this Askwith Forum, experts will engage in a conversation about the tangible and intangible benefits of college athletics, with the aim of broadening how we think about the role of sport and its impact on education and society.


By Sagra Alvarado 10/11/2017 10:50 AM EDT
PZ Askwith

On October 13, Askwith Forums and HUBWeek kick off Project Zero’s (PZ) 50th anniversary celebration with the panel, “Changes in Mind: Five Decades of Insight into Intelligence, Thinking, and Learning.”


By Sagra Alvarado 09/28/2017 2:49 PM EDT
Cornel West

What you should know about Harvard Divinity School Professor Cornel West before the Askwith Forum on October 4.


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…


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