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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 04/20/2022 11:10 AM EDT
High school class taking test in masks

Professor Tom Kane shares what research tells us about planning catch-up efforts in response to pandemic learning loss.

By Jill Anderson 04/14/2022 9:56 AM EDT
Map of U.S. made up of people

Stewart Kwoh talks about the need for Asian American history in the curriculum, how this can be done, and the challenges to making it a reality in education.

By Jill Anderson 04/07/2022 2:00 PM EDT
Illustration of a network of people connected across the world

Associate Professor Sarah Dryden-Peterson talks about the ways we can better support refugee children and teachers in education around the world.

By Jill Anderson 03/31/2022 12:00 PM EDT
Fernando Reimers

Professor Fernando Reimers looks at how many countries around the world responded to education challenges caused by the pandemic.

By Jill Anderson 03/29/2022 9:24 AM EDT
Juliana Uturbey

National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey reflects on the importance of valuing all parts of a student’s identity and what that means for a teacher today.

By Jill Anderson 03/18/2022 8:56 AM EDT
College campus in fall

Professor Richard Light shares some secrets of university success and discusses what sets a great university apart from an OK one.

By Jill Anderson 03/11/2022 9:44 AM EST
Helping New Teachers Thrive

Exploring job-related stress among teachers and school leaders.