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Harvard EdCasts

By Matt Weber 02/02/2011 11:35 AM EST
Gary Knell

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Gary Knell, President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, shares lessons from Sesame Street, why kids (and adults) still love it, and which Muppet he calls his favorite.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard…


By Matt Weber 01/26/2011 3:04 PM EST
Natasha Warikoo

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Assistant Professor Natasha Warikoo, Ed.M.'97, discusses her new book Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on…


By Matt Weber 01/21/2011 1:15 PM EST
Michael Barber

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Sir Michael Barber, head of McKinsey's Global Education Practice discusses a new international report, hope for US public schools, and what is means to be a reformer.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard…


By Matt Weber 12/15/2010 7:16 AM EST
Andreas Schleicher

In the final Harvard EdCast of 2010, Andreas Schleicher, director of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reflects on the recently released rankings for worldwide education.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard EdCast is…


By Matt Weber 12/08/2010 7:00 AM EST
Deborah Kenny

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Deborah Kenny, founder and CEO of Harlem Village Academies, discusses how she makes education work in Harlem (and beyond).About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available…


By Newseditor 12/01/2010 10:22 AM EST
Mel King

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Mel King, educator and founder of the South End Technology Center shares his thoughts, wisdom, and perspective on education over eight decades in the South End of Boston.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard…


By Matt Weber 11/17/2010 8:00 AM EST
Jeb Bush

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, discusses educational reform, his brother's book, and what Barbara Bush read to him as child.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts,…


By Matt Weber 11/10/2010 5:44 AM EST
John Wood

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, John Wood, founder and board chair of Room to Read, speaks candidly about pursuing one's dreams, fulfilling the Carnegie legacy, and finding creative ways to save money for his nonprofit.About the Harvard…


By Matt Weber 11/03/2010 6:15 AM EDT
Deborah Bial

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Deborah Bial, founder of the Posse Foundation, reflects on becoming a "genius," as she guides her organization's efforts to help economically disadvantaged children prepare for and then succeed in…


By Matt Weber 10/27/2010 8:49 AM EDT
Lois Lowry

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Lois Lowry, author of The Giver and Number the Stars discusses children's literature, reading, and her books (slowly) being made into movies.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of…


By Matt Weber 10/20/2010 11:01 AM EDT
Scott Seider Shelter Cover

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Scott Seider, Ed.M.'04, Ed.D.'08, author of Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless discusses the role of the university in its community.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of…


By Matt Weber 10/13/2010 12:23 PM EDT
Waiting for Superman Poster

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, director of Waiting for "Superman", discusses his film and its impact on education reform.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of…


By Matt Weber 10/06/2010 9:13 AM EDT
Anne McGill Frazen

 In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Anne McGill-Franzen, director of the Reading Center at the University of Tennessee talks about the importance of summer reading in low income communities.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard…


By Matt Weber 09/30/2010 10:14 AM EDT
Fernando Reimers

In this podcast, Professor Fernando Reimers, director of the Ed School's International Education Policy Program, discussed the importance of global citizenship.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available…


By Matt Weber 09/21/2010 11:41 AM EDT
Raj Chetty

Harvard economist Raj Chetty discusses his research on how important your kindergarten class may be when it comes to earnings potential. About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on…


By Matt Weber 09/17/2010 12:10 PM EDT
Drew Faust

Drew Faust, president of Harvard University, discusses her time as president, the opportunities and challenges currently facing the university, and how she reflects on her own journey.About the Harvard EdCastThe Harvard EdCast is a weekly series…


By Newseditor 09/16/2010 10:54 AM EDT
Drew Faust

Today, Harvard Graduate School of Education announced the launch of the Harvard EdCast. The weekly series, which will be available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of…


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