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Stories by Leah Shafer

By Leah Shafer 03/08/2016 12:34 PM EST
Music Lessons
Tracing links between musical training and executive function — and bolstering the case for music in schools.
By Leah Shafer 02/29/2016 4:10 PM EST
Teaching Together for Change
Five factors that make teacher teams successful — and make schools stronger.
By Leah Shafer 02/18/2016 10:52 PM EST
Election 2016 button
Digging into the politics of education in an election year to find out what the candidates are talking about — or not.
By Leah Shafer 02/11/2016 3:40 PM EST
crayon drawing of children and the earth
How educators can help students navigate anti-Muslim bias — and counteract it in their schools.
By Leah Shafer 02/11/2016 12:24 PM EST
Longfellow from the air
HGSE hosts student activists from Harvard Law School and Brandeis University for a conversation about higher education, protest, and a movement for change.
By Leah Shafer 02/04/2016 11:38 AM EST
School Funding Sticker Shock
New study hints that publicizing education budgets may decrease support for greater funding.
By Leah Shafer, Matt Weber 01/28/2016 3:09 PM EST
Takeover to Turnaround
What states and schools can learn from the Massachusetts takeover of Lawrence Public Schools.
By Leah Shafer 01/25/2016 2:47 PM EST
Civics for Today
New forms of civic participation let us reimagine what it means to be a good citizen.
By Leah Shafer 01/11/2016 12:53 PM EST
What education leaders should know about how to build strong reading skills (and strong schools).
By Leah Shafer 01/04/2016 2:26 PM EST
Should I Be Worried?
The deceptive nature of proficiency as a measure of student progress — and how to fix the funhouse mirror