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Faculty at Harvard Graduate School of Education are available to share their research, analysis, and perspective on a number of topics related to education news. Search our faculty by expertise or contact Casey Bayer, senior media relations officer, by email or phone, 617.495.8377.


Timely Topics

 Timely Topics

The Aftermath of Charlottesville: Teaching Tolerance and Responding to Bias

Violent clashes broke out in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend during a rally by white supremacist and alt right groups. In the aftermath, questions are on how educators can respond to bias in the classroom, teach about ethical dilemmas and civic controversies in complex times, and how to cultivate empathetic, tolerant individuals.

Key faculty: Richard WeissbourdMeira Levinson

Related Stories: Responding to Bias at School | Teaching in Complex Times | Teaching Tolerance Today

Affirmative Action in College Admissions

The New York Times recently reported on a memo obtained from the Department of Justice, searching for lawyers to investigate affirmative action in college admissions.

Key faculty: Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Related Stories:
The Boston Globe: Centering on 'diversity' ignores the real focus of affirmative action
WBUR: For Now, Federal Focus On Affirmative Action Centers On Harvard
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Sometimes, Perceptions of Affirmative Action Don’t Mesh With Reality

Teaching Climate Change

What are the challenges educators have in teaching climate change to students? What are some innovations and different approaches?

Key Faculty: Tina Grotzer and Chris Dede

Related Stories: Getting Up Close


News Highlights


News Highlights

The true failure of foreign language instruction

Why is the US so bad at producing bilinguals? Catherine Snow shares her perspective on the dismal state of bilingual and multilingual fluency across the nation. (The Conversation: August 2, 2017)

The White Journey to Racial Awareness: A Stage Theory

Jal Mehta presents five stages for how white people approach race, and how those stages in turn engender different reactions from people of color. (Education Week: July 27, 2017)

How to Prepare Preschoolers for an Automated Economy

Stephanie Jones and David Deming discuss preparing children for a changing labor market, through developing social and emotional skills and by cultivating the flexible, solutions-oriented way preschoolers naturally learn. (The New York Times: July 31, 2017)

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