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Coronavirus: HGSE Looks Forward

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is continually monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Amid this evolving situation, HGSE remains committed to the three guiding priorities that we embraced at the start of the crisis: the health and safety of community members, their families, and the public; academic progress and success for our students; and sustaining our community and strengthening relationships with one another.

The pandemic has upended the field of education and the lives of students, educators, caregivers, and community leaders. HGSE has responded by offering an immersive series of broadcasts and useful resources. Explore our Education Now initiative to watch episodes on timely topics. See below to explore content on teaching, leading, and parenting through crisis.

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Our Current Status

HGSE’s academic program is fully online during academic year 2020–2021.

Campus is closed, and access is restricted to essential purposes only. Request building access.

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Looking Ahead

HGSE is now planning for academic year 2021–2022. We will make decisions that prioritize the health and wellbeing of our community, based on evolving circumstances. 

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Teaching Amid Crisis

Richa Gupta with students

How one nonprofit is helping students and teachers cope using text, voicemail, and apps.

Lynette Tannis

Alum was determined not to let students lose ground in reading because of COVID.

Teacher planning in notebook

How regular blocks of time set off to revise work not only help students with learning, but also strengthen class relationships — even remotely.

Leading Amid Crisis

DC Public Schools logo

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee shares how the pandemic has affected the way in which he leads the district.

Standardized test bubbles

Professor Andrew Ho on whether standardized testing is the best way to assess student learning — and learning loss — during COVID times.

School hall

Difficult tradeoffs make the question of whether to open schools to in-person learning a complex one — both operationally and ethically.

Parenting Amid Crisis

Happy child on playground slide

The importance of outdoor, child-centered play in helping children manage unpredictability.

Parent looking at laptop with child

Even media that's not specifically educational can spur learning and connection, with an intentional approach.

Teens in masks

Six ways families and schools can foster adolescent development.

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