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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 04/08/2020 2:17 PM EDT
Daren Graves and Scott Seider

How educators and school leaders can help young people better understand — and challenge — racial injustices.

By Jill Anderson 04/01/2020 4:28 PM EDT
A father having dinner with his daughter

Anne Fishel, executive director of the Family Dinner Project, helps families find fun, creative, and easy ways to make meals a reality.

By Jill Anderson 03/25/2020 3:12 PM EDT
Broken pencil

How what we know about summer learning loss can guide educators, districts, and parents during current school closures.

By Jill Anderson 03/19/2020 10:17 AM EDT
Student on laptop holding phone

Project Information Literacy's Alison Head on how algorithms shape the way information is tracked online, and how it affects teaching and learning.

By Jill Anderson 03/10/2020 3:49 PM EDT
Meira Levinson on the Harvard EdCast

HGSE Professor Meira Levinson and epidemiologist Bill Hanage of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provide guidance to schools on the best ways to prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

By Jill Anderson 03/05/2020 11:48 AM EST
Laura Schifter in class

Special education expert Laura Schifter discusses how students of color and low-income students are disproportionately assigned to special education, and what can be done.

By Jill Anderson 02/26/2020 8:40 AM EST
James Kim

With renewed attention on how best to teach children to read, Professor James Kim discusses why learning this vital skill is so challenging.