Askwith Stories, Videos, & EdCasts
By Matt Weber 06/29/2016 2:33 PM EDT
The innocent comment of their 4-year-old daughter, Annie, is what spurred Julie Goodridge, Ed.M.'83, an her then-partner Hillary to action. After reading a book about people who loved each other, Annie made a list. On it were all the people who she…
By Matt Weber 05/11/2016 3:53 PM EDT
Schools across the country have embraced the philosophies behind personalized learning, customizing their curriculums to suit the needs and interests of their students, with teachers taking the lead. But schools aren't alone in seeing the benefits of…
By News editor 04/28/2016 4:02 PM EDT
In the Askwith Forum on May 5, Summit Schools' Diane Tavenner and Facebook's Mike Sego will discuss how Summit teachers partnered with Facebook engineers to develop an online personalized learning platform available to any school for free.
By News editor 04/27/2016 4:01 PM EDT
Author Peggy Orenstein will discuss her "New York Times" bestselling book, "Girls and Sex" at the Askwith Forum on May 3.
By News editor 04/11/2016 2:24 PM EDT
Public opinion on marriage equality shifted more dramatically than nearly any other civil rights debate in history. What lessons can we learn from the marriage equality movement? This question and more will be explored at the Askwith Forum on 4/13.
By News editor 03/24/2016 4:05 PM EDT
An Askwith Forum on March 31 will examine the challenges that remain for girls around the world to access a high-quality education, and the work that activists, teachers, governments, and intergovernmental organizations are advancing to address them.
By News editor 03/21/2016 8:35 AM EDT
On March 21, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust and her brother, retired English and drama teacher Donald Gilpin, engaged in a conversation with Dean Jim Ryan about their successful careers as educators.
By Matt Weber 03/10/2016 1:00 PM EST
Since its creation in response to Martin Luther King's historic March on Washington, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce has been concerned with how to bring entrepreneurship into a growing minority…
By Matt Weber 03/03/2016 12:31 PM EST
Her modern picture book classics Hippos Go Beserk!, Moo, Baa, La La La!, and Blue Hat, Green Hat may be staples on the bookshelves of toddlers and preschoolers everywhere, helping children learn their Opposites and A to Z, but children's book author,…
By News editor 03/01/2016 3:56 PM EST
In the Askwith Forum on Friday, March 4, Alejandra Y. Castillo, national director of the Minority Business Development Agency at the U.S. Department of Commerce, will lead a call to action designed to boldly lead us into a healthy economic future.
By News editor 02/19/2016 10:33 AM EST
Children's author and illustrator Sandra Boynton presents a visual retrospective of her work at the Askwith Forum on Tuesday, February 23.
By Matt Weber 02/10/2016 11:29 AM EST
One of the most serious problems facing America today, says Harvard Kennedy School Professor Robert Putnam, is the opportunity gap. The space between the incomes of the rich and the poor is growing, and because of that gap, children are being left…
By Newseditor 02/07/2016 11:51 PM EST
At the Askwith Forum on February 9, educators share their perspectives on Common Core implementation.
By News editor 01/28/2016 9:45 AM EST
At the Askwith Forum on Monday, February 1, Robert Putnam, Harvard Kennedy School professor and author of "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis" considered what educators can do to help restore some measure of social mobility in our society.
By Jill Anderson 01/25/2016 4:10 PM EST
The Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce its spring 2016 Askwith Forums, a series of public lectures dedicated to discussing challenges facing education, sharing new knowledge, and generating spirited conversation.This…
By Matt Weber 01/14/2016 12:51 PM EST
What do educators mean when they talk about equity? Joseph Davis, Ed.M.'00, Ed.D.'08, superintendent of Ferguson-Florissant Schools in Missouri, has some thoughts. …
By Matt Weber 01/06/2016 1:17 PM EST
As president of the University of Virginia since 2010, Teresa Sullivan has encountered challenges both big and small. She knows, though, an organization of this size and scope cannot be run by one person alone. Open communication in the University of…
By Matt Weber 12/17/2015 2:02 PM EST
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
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
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,…