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Illustration by Harry Campbell

For Keeps

The pandemic disrupted how school works. (And disruption is good!) Eighteen changes that we are totally here for.

Illustration by Harry Campbell

Spring 2021

Illustration of kid on bed in a mask by Brian Cronin

My Get Up and Go Got Up and Went

With a pandemic that has gone on for more than a year, how do students and teachers stay motivated?

David Kwabena Wilson

It's Lonely at the Top

It’s never been easy to be a college president. This past year, with a pandemic in full swing, the job became that much harder.

John Schlimm

The Magnum Opus of Gen Z

A teacher’s journey documenting his students lives led to The Gen Z Time Capsule collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum.

Hanna Rodriguez Farrar

Staying Connected to HGSE

The outgoing chair of the Alumni Council discusses the value of the HGSE network.

Geoffrey Canada and Clint Smith

Friends Who Zoom

The Zoom series, CrossGen, had HGSE alums and faculty come together to exchange of intergenerational knowledge.

Manya Steinfeld

Virtual Works

Virtual and part-time was the best option for many students this year.


A Cavalier Attitude Adjustment

An alum dons a beloved costume during COVID to make a campus smile.

Interlocking hands illustration

Anti-Racist Teaching at the Ed School

A new initiative helps Ed School faculty think through their own assumptions and expectations.

Downtown Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie on the Rise

Alum learns it’s never too late to come home — and have a lasting impact on students and schools.

Book covers

On My Bookshelf: Senior Lecturer Carrie Conaway

Carrie Conaway shares the books she is reading in her spare time.

Illustration by James Graham

Masking the Problem

How Ken Lim, Ed.M.’99, taught kids to understand why masks matter.

Olivia Phillips

What I Learned From Teaching Algebra on TikTok

One HTF alum helps her students through the pandemic by creating algebra refreshers on TikTok.

Illustration by Brian Cronin

Lights! Camera! ... uh, Camera! Hello? Action!

Ten ways to get students to turn on their cameras.


Master Plan

This year, the school’s master’s programs will see big changes: a major redesign.

A photo of a female student smiling in class

Happy Students Are Motivated Students

Happiness is positively correlated with motivation and academic achievement.

School Drawing

COVID Has Made It Clear: We Can Do Better

A school leader describes how society can — and should — redefine what school is.

David Wilson by Walter Smith

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