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Harvard EdCasts

By News editor 11/15/2017 4:03 PM EST
John King and Paul Reville

In this special video edition of the Harvard EdCast, Professor Paul Reville welcomes former U.S. Secretary of Education John King for a discussion about equity in education.

By Matt Weber 11/08/2017 12:15 PM EST
Access for All

Colgate associate professor John Palmer reflects on refugee education on the Korean peninsula and beyond.

By Matt Weber 11/02/2017 1:06 PM EDT
College Couple

Vanessa Grigoriadis, author of "Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus," looks at what is really happening behind closed doors on America’s college campuses.

By Jill Anderson 10/26/2017 4:22 PM EDT
Zuriel Oduwole

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. Ghana President John Kufour. Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness. These are just some of the leaders that 15-year-old documentary filmmaker Zuriel…

By Matt Weber 10/18/2017 4:37 PM EDT

Mark Emmert, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), reflects on the evolving role of college athletics, amateurism in college sports, and his favorite moment as a fan.

By Matt Weber 10/11/2017 8:09 AM EDT
Preschool Paints

In this special video edition of the Harvard EdCast, Professors Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones discuss the recent convening of early childhood educators at HGSE and look at what's next for early childhood education.

By Jill Anderson 10/04/2017 1:08 PM EDT
Religion books

Linda K. Wertheimer, author of "Faith Ed: Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance," looks at the challenges faced by public schools when incorporating lessons about world religions into their classrooms.

By Jill Anderson 09/27/2017 2:01 PM EDT
Chinese School

An American parent living in Shanghai, author Lenora Chu looks at the good, the bad, and the different of China's acclaimed education system in her new book, "Little Soldiers."

By Matt Weber 09/20/2017 4:40 PM EDT
Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, reflects on why closing the gender gap in technology is crucial.

By Matt Weber 09/13/2017 8:34 AM EDT
Dan Koretz

In this special video edition of the Harvard EdCast, Professor Daniel Koretz discusses his new book, "The Testing Charade," and evaluates why testing policy over the last several decades is just not working — for kids or for schools.

By Matt Weber 08/31/2017 3:38 PM EDT

Non-incarcerated instructor Erin Castro penned an article in the Harvard Ed Review with an unusual collaborator — her incarcerated student Michael Brawn.

By Jill Anderson 08/28/2017 8:31 AM EDT
Jeff Perrotti

Jeff Perrotti, C.A.S.'85, director of the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students, highlights ways in which schools can better address the needs of transgender youth.

By Matt Weber 08/17/2017 2:12 PM EDT
School Hallway

John Merrow, Ed.D.'73, former education correspondent for the "PBS NewsHour," shares insights from his new book "Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education."

By Iman Rastegari 08/08/2017 7:43 AM EDT

Helen Janc Malone, Ed.M.'07, Ed.D.’13, and Santiago Rincón-Gallardo, Ed.M.’07, Ed.D.’13, discuss trends reshaping the field of education.

By Iman Rastegari 06/29/2017 4:08 PM EDT

Test prep isn't what it used to be. With technological advances, gone are the days of poring over a three-inch thick manual and filling out Scantron bubbles on sample test sheet after sample test sheet. Now, companies like Kaplan Test Prep offer a…

By Matt Weber 06/20/2017 4:45 PM EDT
Newark School

Christopher Cerf came to Newark in 2015 ready to work. The public schools in the city had faced a number of tumultuous years — even becoming state-operated in 1995 — but, if the low graduation rates and test scores, and low percentage of students…

By Matt Weber 06/15/2017 10:23 AM EDT
New Report Finds Young People Troubled By Romantic Relationships and Widespread Sexual Harassment

Navigating the road to adulthood — especially in regard to sex and relationships — is difficult for even the most self-assured kid. What can make things even worse for young people is the general feeling that everyone around you is hooking up.…

By Jill Anderson 06/08/2017 2:20 PM EDT
Lyn Mikel Brown

Being empowered is different than projecting an image of empowerment for girls, says Colby College Professor Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D.'89, author of Powered by Girl: A Field Guide to Supporting Youth Activists. But to get there may be easier said than…

By Matt Weber 05/31/2017 2:41 PM EDT
Green Mountain Education

School districts in the state of Vermont range from small (4,000 students in the district) to smaller (15 students in the most rural of schools), but one thing that looms large in each community is its schools."These schools are really at the heart…

By Jill Anderson 05/10/2017 1:23 PM EDT
Schools that Succeed

When author Karin Chenoweth began to investigate what goes in to making a school successful, she looked at a rather unexpected place: schools in low-income communties that, despite their lack of resources and supports, were showing impressive levels…