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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 11/22/2022 10:51 AM EST
Conversation Bubbles on Chalkboard

The challenges of teaching uncomfortable narratives in class — and how educators can lean in

By Jill Anderson 11/15/2022 12:13 PM EST
Climate Change signs

Why schools should act against climate change now and how they can make change a reality.

By Jill Anderson 11/04/2022 3:10 PM EDT
Math teacher in front of white board

Professors Heather Hill and Jon Star reflect on how COVID impacted math teaching and learning — and where we go next

By Jill Anderson 10/28/2022 9:35 AM EDT
Girl reading book with sparkle concept

How children's imaginations can inform education and parenting

By Jill Anderson 10/21/2022 10:25 AM EDT
Jennifer Cheatham and Carl Cohn

How extreme politicalization is affecting the work of district leaders

By Jill Anderson 10/13/2022 4:01 PM EDT
Illustration of diverse group of students in circles

The strategies white parent activists used to challenge ethnic studies in California schools and why we need to understand how counter-curricular movements gain momentum and take hold.

By Jill Anderson 10/08/2022 2:08 PM EDT
Illustration of hands reaching toward one another

Help for school leaders in how to respond to traumatic events, such as shootings, at their schools — from an experienced leader who has gone through it.