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Commencement 2020

The Harvard Graduate School of Education convened online on Thursday, May 28, to celebrate and award degrees to the Class of 2020. Access all of our Commencement coverage here — including a slideshow of this unique celebration, a year-in-review video, and stories about our alumni, faculty, and student award winners.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

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Commencement Stories

By Lory Hough 06/01/2020 9:59 AM EDT
Maung Nyeu

Using culturally relevant narratives to improve instruction and student engagement.


By Emily Boudreau 06/01/2020 9:18 AM EDT
Mariel Novas

Believing in the power of communities to effect change.


By Jill Anderson 05/29/2020 3:08 PM EDT
James Mercer

Strengthening school leaders while building toward system-level change.


By Bridget Long 05/28/2020 4:22 PM EDT
Bridget Long

Dean Bridget Long's remarks for HGSE Commencement 2020.


By Bari Walsh 05/28/2020 3:20 PM EDT
Daphne Penn

Understanding schools as a microcosm of society — and exploring questions of whether and how education can truly be a tool for mobility.


By Philip Chew 05/28/2020 1:53 PM EDT
Philip Chew

The prepared remarks of student speaker Philip Chew, Ed.M.'20, for HGSE Commencement 2020.


By Jill Anderson 05/28/2020 12:15 PM EDT
Professor Andrew Ho

Ho was honored for his imaginative approach to teaching, his availability to students, and an uncommon ability to convey challenging topics — with humor, grace, and inventiveness.


By News editor 05/28/2020 9:21 AM EDT
Grads

The HGSE community came together — virtually — to celebrate the accomplishments of 713 graduating students from over 50 countries.


By News editor 05/26/2020 11:43 AM EDT
Melanie Shea

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Teacher Education reflects on her time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 11:33 AM EDT
Steve Askar

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for School Leadership reflects on his time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 11:04 AM EDT
Arushi Mittal with the Diversity and Inclusion Fellows

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Specialized Studies reflects on her time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 11:01 AM EDT
Alex Grady

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Technology, Innovation, and Education reflects on his time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 10:42 AM EDT
MBE cohort

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Mind, Brain, and Education reflects on his time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 9:48 AM EDT
Kristen Robinson with her family

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Higher Education reflects on her time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 9:43 AM EDT
The Power of Playful Learning

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for International Education Policy reflects on her time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 9:41 AM EDT
Eliza Harris

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Language and Literacy reflects on her time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 9:23 AM EDT
Jesa Rae Richards

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Arts in Education reflects on her time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 9:13 AM EDT
Ella Wechsler-Matthaei

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Prevention Science and Practice reflects on her time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 9:12 AM EDT
Phoebe Co

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Human Development and Psychology reflects on her time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 9:04 AM EDT
Tomihiro Ono and the ALTBridge Group

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Learning and Teaching reflects on his time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By News editor 05/26/2020 9:01 AM EDT
Kwame Adams

The Intellectual Contribution Award recipient for Education Policy Management reflects on his time at HGSE and looks toward the future.


By Timothy Butterfield 05/05/2020 3:22 PM EDT
Clint Smith Zoom Doctoral Dissertation Defense

The pivot to online dissertation defenses and capstone presentations is accompanied by minor challenges, unexpected joys.


By Jill Anderson 04/28/2020 10:51 AM EDT
Commencement Banner

Distant but still festive, HGSE will gather online — and everywhere — for a celebration of its 2020 graduates on May 28.


By Timothy Butterfield 04/15/2020 2:32 PM EDT
Johan Uvin

This year's honoree is a longtime U.S. Department of Education leader and the current president of the equity-focused Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL)


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