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By Bobby Dorigo Jones 12/05/2016 9:44 AM EST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
By News editor 10/15/2016 10:28 AM EDT
At the Askwith Forums on October 25, a panel will look at the first 15 years of the DREAM Act, legislation to provide undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children a path toward legal status through education or the military.
By News editor 10/13/2016 1:41 PM EDT
On Thursday, October 13, former Florida Governor and Harvard academic visitor Jeb Bush spoke about the role of the states in education policy and how states can use the new federal education law, ESSA, to promote innovation.
By Bobby Dorigo Jones 10/11/2016 9:35 AM EDT
Five things you should know about the former Florida governor before his appearance at the Askwith Forums.
By Matt Weber 10/05/2016 3:47 PM EDT
Palestinian educator Hanan Al Hroub — winner of the 2016 Global Teacher Prize from the Varkey Foundation — found her professional calling in a nontraditional way. It all started when her children and husband were caught in an Israeli attack on…
By News editor 10/04/2016 12:21 PM EDT
On Thursday, October 6, the Askwith Forums welcomed Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Suskind, who will open up about raising a child with autism and discuss the steps we can take to break down educational barriers based on ability.
By Bobby Dorigo Jones 10/03/2016 12:45 PM EDT
Five things you should know about the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and founder of the start-up, Sidekicks.
By News editor 09/27/2016 8:25 AM EDT
At the first of the new Askwith Debates, supporters and opponents will debate the merits of the upcoming Massachusetts ballot proposal on lifting the charter school cap.
By Jill Anderson 09/19/2016 4:09 PM EDT
Five things you should know about the Global Teacher of the Year before her Askwith Forum.
By Bobby Dorigo Jones 09/18/2016 3:44 PM EDT
What you need to know before the Askwith debate, "More Charter Schools? The Massachusetts Vote and the National Debate."
By Casey Bayer 09/12/2016 4:14 PM EDT
The Askwith Forums, a Harvard Graduate School of Education series of public lectures dedicated to conversations on the challenges facing education, invites you to participate in its fall 2016 season. New this year is Askwith Debates, where experts…