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By News editor 11/08/2013 3:00 PM EST
School Reform

On November 13, the Askwith Forum highlighted the work and impact of local and national organizations devoted to school reform that are playing a significant and growing role in the transformation of U.S. schools.


By Rachael Apfel 10/29/2013 9:35 AM EDT
Askwith Cahill

Standardization has hardly been tradition within the American education system. It was not long ago — within the last 20 years to be exact — that not a single state in the South required algebra 1 for graduation, local governments in Pennsylvania…


By Newseditor 10/25/2013 4:56 PM EDT
Harvard's Crimson Summer Academy

Program founder Clayton Spencer, president of Bates College, reflected on 10 years of the Crimson Summer Academy, an innovative program for motivated Boston and Cambridge high school students with a passion for learning and a desire to excel.


By Jill Anderson 10/25/2013 10:05 AM EDT
App Generation Explored

Is digital media – especially the use of apps among today’s youth – good or bad? The answer is not as black and white as you might think, according to Professor Howard Gardner and University of Washington Assistant Professor Katie Davis,…


By News editor 10/22/2013 10:18 AM EDT
Askwith Cahill

Michelle Cahill, vice president of national programs for the Carnegie Corporation of New York, discussed strategies toward transformative change, including the development and implementation of Common Core Standards at the Askwith Forum on October…


By Newseditor 10/18/2013 12:03 PM EDT
The App Generation

At the Askwith Forum on Monday, October 21, Professor Howard Gardner and University of Washington Assistant Professor Katie Davis discussed what it means to be "app-dependent" versus "app-enabled,"and how this generation's life differs from the one…


By Newseditor 10/11/2013 12:22 PM EDT
Mindfulness in Education

At the Askwith Forum on October 16, Kabat-Zinn discussed mindfulness and how integrating its practice into the K-12 curriculum for both teachers and students alike, can benefit children, teachers, the school system, and the larger community,…


By Christina Pazzanese 10/07/2013 10:33 AM EDT
Anant Agarwal

This article originally appeared in the Harvard Gazette.“This is the start of the golden age of education. This is as big as it gets. Never have I seen a time in my life where education has been this exciting,” said edX President Anant Agarwal.…


By News editor 10/07/2013 7:55 AM EDT
Innovations in Teaching

As part of Teaching and Learning Week at HGSE, faculty members Robert Kegan and Meira Levinson shared some of the innovations in learning that they are actively developing at the Askwith Forum.


By Newseditor 09/25/2013 10:23 AM EDT
Edx

At the Askwith Forum, Anant Agarwal spoke about reinventing education through edX, the mission of which is to expand access to education for everyone, enhance teaching and learning on campus and online, and advance teaching and learning through…


By Newseditor 09/13/2013 1:48 PM EDT
Brininging the Civil Rights Struggle to Life

The first Askwith Forum of the season presents a sneak preview of the film, "The Watsons Go to Birmingham," the story of a 12-year-old boy's road trip with his family to Birmingham, Ala. in 1963.(Note: Due to property rights, this forum was not…


By Newseditor 09/13/2013 10:32 AM EDT
Askwith Forums

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce its fall 2013 Askwith Forums, a series of public lectures dedicated to discussing challenges facing education, sharing new knowledge, and generating spirited conversation. Highlights…


By Matt Weber 06/19/2013 3:09 PM EDT
Harvard EdCast: 20 Minutes with Noam Chomsky

On May 1, the Askwith Forum commemorated the 45th anniversary of the publication of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed with a discussion about the book’s impact and relevance to education today. On the panel was Noam Chomsky, noted linguist…


By Matt Weber 05/16/2013 9:39 AM EDT
30 Lessons for Living

Internationally renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer's research examines how people develop and change throughout their lives. His recent set of studies, The Legacy Project, aims to find out what older people know about life that the rest of us…


By News editor 05/03/2013 12:24 PM EDT
Sal Khan

Join Sal Khan for a discussion about how online learning is transforming education in the 21st century at the Askwith Forum on May 8.


By Jill Anderson 04/30/2013 2:19 PM EDT
Askwith Forums

Education is not a civil right in the United States agreed a group of education panelists at a recent Askwith Forum. At “Educational Opportunity and Changing Demographics,” offered in conjunction with the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative…


By Newseditor 04/30/2013 11:25 AM EDT
Askwith Forums

On Wednesday, May 1, the Askwith Forum commemorated the 45th anniversary of the publication of Paolo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" with a discussion about the book's impact and relevance to education today.


By Matt Weber 04/29/2013 3:23 PM EDT
Harvard EdCast: Gardner's Greatest Hits

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, best known for his theory of multiple intelligences. During the past two decades, he has been involved in the…


By Jill Anderson 04/26/2013 3:39 PM EDT
Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg, director general of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation (CIMO) in Finland, called the global education reform movement a “wicked germ” spreading around the world at the Askwith Forum on April 23.“It is run like…


By Newseditor 04/23/2013 1:37 PM EDT
Educational Opportunity and Changing Demographics

At the Askwith Forum on Thursday, April 25, a panel examined factors that limit the educational opportunities of African American and Latino students, and reviewed what we know about best practices to overcome those barriers.


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