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

DoSomething.org 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…


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

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 DoSomething.org and Jeff Bladt, data scientist at DoSomething.org, 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 DoSomething.org, along with DoSomething.org Data Scientist Jeff Bladt, presented findings on what is arguably the leading issue facing…


By Newseditor 10/12/2012 3:30 PM EDT
Askwith Forums

On October 15, Askwith Forums presented a discussion of the case before the United States Supreme Court concerning the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin and its implications for higher…


By Matt Weber 10/03/2012 10:40 AM EDT
Joe Klein

Joel Klein, former chancellor of NYC schools and CEO of Amplify, visited the Ed School on October 1 as part of the Askwith Forum, "Educational Innovations for the Future."In this edition of the EdCast, Klein shares his story and speaks about his…


By Jill Anderson 10/01/2012 1:17 PM EDT
Santa Fe Indian School

When Carnell Chosa, Ed.M.’96, cofounder and codirector of the Leadership Institute and Summer Policy Academy at the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico, entered the Ed School in 1995, it was with the questions, “Who are you?” and “Why are…


By Newseditor 10/01/2012 8:19 AM EDT
Joe Klein

Join Joel Klein, chief executive officer of Amplify and former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, as he discusses innovation in education at the Askwith Forum on Monday, October…


By Newseditor 10/01/2012 8:00 AM EDT
Askwith Forums

Joel Klein, chief executive officer of Amplify and former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education discussed innovation in education at the Askwith Forum on Monday, October 1, 2012.  


By Newseditor 09/24/2012 1:57 PM EDT
Santa Fe Indian School

On Thursday, September 27, the Harvard Graduate School of Education will welcome a panel from the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico to its Askwith Forums.http://storify.com/HarvardEd/askwith-forum-educational-sovereignty-and-the-sant 


By Newseditor 09/21/2012 3:26 PM EDT
Askwith Forums

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce its fall 2012 Askwith Forums, a series of public lectures dedicated to discussing challenges facing education, sharing new knowledge, and generating spirited conversation. Highlights…


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