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By Newseditor 02/14/2013 9:01 AM EST
Deborah Bial

Deborah Bial, Ed.M.’96, Ed.D.’04, founder and president of the Posse Foundation, will receive the 2013 Anne Roe Award from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dean Kathleen McCartney will present Bial with the award — which was…

By Matt Weber 02/06/2013 3:22 PM EST
Jon Schnur

Jon Schnur is cofounder of America Achieves – a nonprofit dedicated to helping communities build high-quality educational systems – and helps to shape the organization's overall strategy and work. He  also cofounded New Leaders for New…

By News editor 02/04/2013 1:02 PM EST
Jon Schnur

Jon Schnur, cofounder and executive chairman of America Achieves, provided a rare personal window into President Obama's education policy agenda -- including an up-close look at the origins and content of the President's policies and how they…

By Matt Weber 01/30/2013 12:46 PM EST
Harvard EdCast: Straight-Talking Education, Frederick "Rick" Hess, Ed.M.'90

An educator, political scientist, and author, Frederick "Rick" Hess, Ed.M.'90, studies K-12 and higher education issues including urban education, accountability, charter schooling and school vouchers, teacher licensure, local governance, and school…

By Newseditor 01/28/2013 2:18 PM EST
Askwith Forums

Most efforts at school reform run a new program through the existing system and wonder why it won't scale. What if the system itself is the problem, and that our real options are to transform, replace, reassemble, expand, or just dissolve the…

By Newseditor 01/28/2013 10:41 AM EST
Askwith Futures

A panel of leading thinkers and actors in education shared five visions of the educational future at the Askwith Forum, Tuesday, January 29.

By Matt Weber 01/23/2013 3:05 PM EST
Atul Gawande

Last semester, HMS and HSPH Professor Atul Gawande visited the Ed School for the Askwith Forum, "The Difference Between Coaching and Teaching" during which he applied his observations from the fields of sports, music, schools, and medicine, to a…

By Newseditor 01/23/2013 11:59 AM EST
Askwith Forums

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

By Newseditor 01/22/2013 2:09 PM EST
Askwith Forums

The ways in which we do business, socialize, engage in leisure activities, communicate, and learn are rapidly changing. In education, such changes are apparent in the rapid rise of formal and informal online learning programs, and in the growing…

By Matt Weber 12/12/2012 11:51 AM EST
Nancy Lublin is an organization that helps teens put their energy, creativity, and activism to good use through the launch of numerous campaigns designed to spur people to action about causes that they care about.In this edition of the EdCast,…

By Colleen Walsh 11/16/2012 1:00 PM EST
Askwith Forums

While the issue of education may have been largely missing from presidential campaign rhetoric, supplanted by language aimed at calming fears about the economy, many polls suggested it was still a top concern for voters.In a discussion at Harvard’s…

By Matt Weber 11/14/2012 8:00 AM EST
Paul Reville

Following the November 6 elections, members of the Ed School community gathered for an Askwith Forum exploring the question of how the election -- most notably the re-election of President Obama -- might affect education policy in the United States…

By Newseditor 11/13/2012 11:55 AM EST
Doug Lemov

At the Askwith Forum, Doug Lemov, author and managing director at Uncommon Schools, will reflect on what makes for effective teaching, how teaching can and should be the centerpiece of school reform, how teaching skills can be effectively developed,…

By Newseditor 11/13/2012 11:18 AM EST
Doug Lemov

Based on his study of high-performing teachers in high-poverty schools, Doug Lemov, managing director at Uncommon Schools and author of Teach Like a Champion and Practice Perfect, will reflect on what makes for effective teaching, how teaching can…

By Newseditor 11/06/2012 2:30 PM EST
2012 Election

Education. It was among the least discussed issues in the 2012 presidential race. Why? Will the election results really have no impact on national education policy? Join us for this post-election Askwith Forum to find out.

By Newseditor 11/06/2012 11:04 AM EST

Education. It was among the least discussed issues in the 2012 presidential race. Why? Some have argued that there was so little daylight between the candidates on education policy that it wasn’t worth the time. Is this true? Will the election…

By Newseditor 10/22/2012 11:02 AM EDT
Atul Gawande

On Wednesday, October 24, HMS and HSPH Professor Atul Gawande applies his observations from the fields of sports, music, schools, and medicine, to a discussion of how different professions produce top-level performers.

By Newseditor 10/22/2012 10:45 AM EDT
Atul Gawande

On Wednesday, October 24, Askwith Forums welcomes Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health Professor Atul Gawande, surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and staff writer at The New Yorker. Using his observations from the fields of…

By Newseditor 10/16/2012 12:00 PM EDT
Nancy Lublin

At the Askwith Forum, "Powering Social Change with Data: A Bully Case Study,"Nancy Lublin, CEO of and Jeff Bladt, data scientist at, will present initial findings on perceptions and trends of bullying in US secondary…

By Jill Anderson 10/15/2012 2:12 PM EDT
Askwith Forums

At last week’s Askwith Forum, “Powering Social Change with Data: A Bully Case Study,” Nancy Lublin, CEO of, along with Data Scientist Jeff Bladt, presented findings on what is arguably the leading issue facing…