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The Harvard Graduate School of Education is a warm, welcoming community of dedicated people who care deeply about the impact education can make.
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Here, you’ll get a taste of what our community is all about — those opportunities to find your friends and mentors, deepen your work and your passions, and explore new horizons in education and your professional life.

We are an institution that believes in the importance of education for all.

We believe in the worth of each person regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political views, immigration status, first-generation status, ability, socioeconomic status, and other identities or characteristics.

We see diversity as a strength.

We understand that diversity must be joined with equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging for all community members. Diverse backgrounds and perspectives are essential to our ability to conduct relevant and pioneering teaching and research — and make an impact on the field of education.

We believe that solving the world’s education problems is possible.

With rigorous research, innovative practices grounded in evidence, and deep collaborations among schools, policymakers, and communities, we can confront persistent disparities in equity and opportunity.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We respect the rights, differences, and dignity of others and work to sustain an environment that fosters the highest levels of learning for all.
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Gutman Library

Gutman Library

For more than 50 years, the Monroe C. Gutman Library has been the premier education library for Harvard University, the greater Boston-Cambridge community, and educators and education historians everywhere. As HGSE’s social and intellectual heart, Gutman is a hub for innovation, sparking transformative ideas in education.