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By Matt Weber 12/17/2015 2:02 PM EST
Community Ed Reform

In 2007, when Kaya Henderson, current chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools, was deputy chancellor, the struggling school system came under mayoral control. At the time, it was one of the lowest performing school districts in the United…

By News editor 11/12/2015 4:42 PM EST
Askwith Further Together

At the Askwith Forum on November 17, Washington, D.C., Public Schools officials discussed how the district is going farther faster, together with its families, to create sustainable improvements in educational outcomes for all its children.

By Matt Weber 11/12/2015 3:35 PM EST
Rac(e)ing to Class

Even teachers with the best intentions can put conversations around race on the backburner, says H. Richard Milner IV, professor at the University of Pittsburgh School for Education. But, as Milner writes in the Harvard Education Press title,…

By News editor 10/27/2015 10:36 AM EDT
Talking Equity

On October 30, this Askwith Forum examined the social responsibility superintendents bear in leading their districts in educating underserved students.

By News editor 10/15/2015 3:25 PM EDT
Schooling in the Workplace

At the Askwith Forum on Monday, October 19, a panel of experts shed new light on why the Swiss system is a world leader and what the U.S. can learn from it.

By News editor 10/13/2015 1:58 PM EDT
Rac(e)ing to Class

At the Askwith Forum on October 15, Rich Milner examines the structural and social policies that shape educators’ mindsets in regard to race and considers how we can support instructional practices that address race and poverty in meaningful ways.

By Jill Anderson 09/22/2015 8:23 AM EDT
Elizabeth Warren Visits the Askwith Forum

U.S. Senator for Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren talked higher education, student debt, and the importance of reform at the Askwith Forum on September 18, 2015.

By Newseditor 09/16/2015 3:37 PM EDT
Elizabeth Warren

This season’s Askwith Forums series kicks off with the Honorable Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who has long focused on critical issues in education including college affordability and student debt.

By News editor 09/10/2015 11:00 AM EDT
Askwith Forums

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce its fall 2015 Askwith Forums, a series of public lectures dedicated to discussing challenges facing education, sharing new knowledge, and generating spirited conversation. This…

By Matt Weber 08/05/2015 4:20 PM EDT
Farah Pandith

Few would argue against compassion and respect as essential ingredients to a peaceful world. But how do we foster these qualities in our children when what we are teaching is only part of the equation? How can we make sure that the lessons of…

By Matt Weber 06/10/2015 11:33 AM EDT
Randi Weingarten

How can we transform the field of teaching? Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, has some ideas. First, she says, we need to "make this a middle-class profession" and ensure that teachers receive the pay and the…

By News editor 05/08/2015 9:17 AM EDT

Randi Weingarten, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, and Anthony Bryk joined Associate Professor Jal Mehta for a discussion at the Askwith Forum on May 11.

By News editor 04/27/2015 9:09 AM EDT

At the Askwith Forum on April 28, an interdisciplinary panel explored inclusion and exclusion through the lens of religious differences.

By News editor 04/20/2015 12:30 PM EDT
Global Challenges

On Thursday, April 23, this panel opened a think tank focused on the question of how to make education relevant.

By News editor 04/10/2015 9:53 AM EDT
Ferguson Askwith

This Askwith Forum explored the educational implications of the crisis most recently manifested in Ferguson and several other cities in the United States.

By News editor 04/08/2015 2:00 PM EDT
UVa Rotunda

The University of Virginia President will describe the significant challenges and opportunities faced by higher education leaders today at the Askwith Forum on April 9.

By News editor 03/24/2015 12:36 PM EDT

Kenji Yoshino will discuss diversity and inclusion initiatives and the pressure to "cover" at the Askwith Forum on Monday, March 30.

By News editor 03/20/2015 11:41 AM EDT
Digital Ecosystem

On March 25, Professor Chris Dede and EDUCAUSE President and CEO Diana Oblinger discussed how the digital ecosystem will suit Harvard’s future and the potential consequences of higher education technology on society.

By Matt Weber 03/18/2015 2:01 PM EDT
Stephanie Wilson

Despite being told that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up, girls continue to be underrepresented when it comes to courses of study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). At last month's Askwith…

By Matt Weber 03/13/2015 11:01 AM EDT
Carmen Farina

Carmen Fariña, chancellor of New York City Department of Education and 50-year veteran educator, wants to make one simple thing clear: Education is all about the children. In order to do the best for them, the adults — from parents to teachers,…