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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 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.


By Jill Anderson 12/18/2019 2:09 PM EST
Leah Plunkett

Why parents need to be vigilant about what they share about their children online – on social media and otherwise.


By Jill Anderson 12/11/2019 1:32 PM EST
Report Card

Encouraging teachers to reassess their grading practices and make the adjustments that can guide their students toward academic success.


By Jill Anderson 12/04/2019 3:00 PM EST
Child playing with wood letter blocks

How a deficit that affects the learning of one in 12 children can go undetected by parents and educators — and how to be aware the signs.


By Jill Anderson 11/20/2019 3:50 PM EST
Sarah Fiarman and Tracey Benson

Strategies for educators to counter their own unconscious biases in schools and classrooms.


By Jill Anderson 11/13/2019 2:51 PM EST
The Actual Cost of College

Helping families get past the sticker shock and discover what they might actually pay for college.


By Jill Anderson 11/06/2019 2:22 PM EST
Professor Andrew Ho

Test scores are not — and should not be — the whole measure of academic achievement for kids. How taking a comprehensive look at data can provide a more complete picture.