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Harvard EdCast

In the complex world of education, we keep the focus simple: what makes a difference for learners, educators, parents, and our communities

The Harvard EdCast is a weekly podcast about the ideas that shape education, from early learning through college and career. We talk to teachers, researchers, policymakers, and leaders of schools and systems in the US and around the world — looking for positive approaches to the challenges and inequties in education. One of the driving questions we explore: How can the transformative power of education reach every learner? Through authentic conversation, we work to lower the barriers of education’s complexities so that everyone can understand.

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Contact: Jill Anderson for information or to submit a guest proposal. 

The Harvard EdCast is produced by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and hosted by Jill Anderson. The opinions expressed are those of the guest alone, and not the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Our theme music is by The Void Union.


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By Jill Anderson 10/22/2021 3:39 PM EDT
School nurse door

A conversation about the impact of COVID on school nurses and why every school needs a nurse.

By Jill Anderson 10/15/2021 2:48 PM EDT
School board

A look at the role of school boards and the current debates playing out at school board meetings.

By Jill Anderson 04/22/2021 10:24 AM EDT
Summer school sign

Whether summer school is the right solution to make up for lost academic time in COVID.

By Jill Anderson 04/15/2021 11:18 AM EDT
UK Parenting

Educator and writer Jessica Lahey shares what she has discovered about preventing substance abuse in kids.

By Jill Anderson 04/08/2021 11:21 AM EDT
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D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee shares how the pandemic has affected the way in which he leads the district.

By Jill Anderson 04/01/2021 3:04 PM EDT
teacher with students

The ways in which women face bias while working in education — in all areas of the sector — and how to push back against it.

By Jill Anderson 03/24/2021 4:02 PM EDT
teenage students with backpacks

Professor Nancy Hill and Lecturer Alexis Redding discuss generational changes in adolescent development and how to offer better supports to emerging adults.