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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 11/19/2020 4:26 PM EST
A walkway and buildings on a typical college campus

Tracing the history of undergraduate teaching practices and exploring how they can be improved.

By Jill Anderson 11/12/2020 4:42 PM EST
Colorful Knots

How educators can effectively discuss the election in their classrooms and help a younger generation move past polarization.

By Jill Anderson 11/04/2020 12:18 PM EST
Magnifying glass in the middle of puzzle

Senior Lecturer Carrie Conaway on how to effectively bridge the gap between education research and practice.

By Jill Anderson 10/23/2020 3:33 PM EDT
Bus driving in rural area

Rural education expert Mara Tieken discusses the unique challenges rural schools continue to face amid the pandemic.

By Jill Anderson 10/16/2020 11:04 AM EDT
Bridget Terry Long

Dean Bridget Long on leadership during a pandemic — and the challenges facing higher education, college-goers, and students of all ages.

By Jill Anderson 10/08/2020 9:49 AM EDT
American flag abstract

Professor Danielle Allen on the current lack of investment in civics education and how that impacts democracy.

By Jill Anderson 10/01/2020 3:14 PM EDT
Khan Academy students

Effective strategies for remote learning — for teachers and parents.