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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 03/24/2023 3:18 PM EDT
Diverse group of kids hiding behind books

Language and literacy pioneer Catherine Snow discusses the current state of literacy in America

By Jill Anderson 03/17/2023 9:39 AM EDT
Pink, Blue, and Rainbow Hearts on Stands

The steps schools should take toward building more gender-inclusive school climates

By Jill Anderson 03/13/2023 3:18 PM EDT
Parent and child on a tablet

The challenges of raising a child in the age of digital media

By Jill Anderson 03/03/2023 3:41 PM EST
Belonging illustration

Social psychologist Geoff Cohen discusses ways we can nurture belonging as educators, parents, and citizens.

By Jill Anderson 02/23/2023 9:37 AM EST
Students happy in school hallway

Carola Suárez-Orozco discusses the social-emotional needs of immigrant students

By Jill Anderson 02/17/2023 9:19 AM EST
Parent-Teacher Partnership

The history of parental rights movements, the political agendas at play, and how these movements impact educators and students.

By Jill Anderson 02/09/2023 3:51 PM EST
Girl in school library with AI graphic

Chris Dede discusses how education can evolve to work with — rather than fight against — artificial intelligence