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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

Mount Ida Closure, UMass purchase

Mount Ida College recently announced it would close at the end of this academic year, and would be acquired by UMass Amherst, leading to criticism directed toward both institutions, and questions about students' and faculty's futures, and the financial health and status of small colleges. 

Key Experts: Tolani BrittonJames Soto Antony

Sexual harassment and misogyny

How can parents help address pervasive sexual harassment among teens? What accountability is required for institutions, schools, colleges, and workplaces to help change cultures of misogyny?

Key Faculty: Richard Weissbourd

Related Stories: What Parents Can Do to Stop Sexual Harassment

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented students

Educators, communities, and families are facing uncertainties as policymakers work to finalize legislation and determine what the future for Dreamers will hold.  

Key Faculty: Roberto Gonzales

Related Stories: Supporting Undocumented Students | Opening Access | Undocumented Immigrants Brace for the Trump Administration


News Highlights


News Highlights


Economist to Lead Harvard School of Education

Bridget Terry Long, a scholar who studies the economics of higher education, will become the next dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, succeeding James E. Ryan, who is stepping down to become president of the University of Virginia. (Inside Higher Ed: May 3)


The Teachers Are Winning. What Does It Mean for the Profession?

Professor Marty West mentions that largely lost in the debate about teacher pay, meanwhile, is that state education budgets are increasingly being allocated to the rising costs of health care and pensions, putting downward pressure on salaries. (Education Week: May 7)


Innovative early learning projects vie for grant funding

Coverage of the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative supporting innovative projects at three phases: the idea track, the pilot track and the scaling track, as part of their inaugural innovation challenge. (Education Dive: May 1)

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