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Harvard EdCasts

By Jill Anderson 02/27/2019 9:02 AM EST
Supreme Court

University of Chicago Law School's Justin Driver reflects on the history of Supreme Court education rulings and foreshadows legal issues that may be percolating in public schools today.


By Jill Anderson 02/20/2019 11:06 AM EST
Compass

A conversation with Sarah Cohodes about whether we can transcend the charter school debates in order to identify what works and how to make it transferable.


By Jill Anderson 02/13/2019 1:41 PM EST
Anthony Jack

Assistant Professor Tony Jack on the consequences of conflating access and inclusion — and the barriers that low-income students face when they get to college


By Jill Anderson 02/06/2019 2:50 PM EST
Absenteeism

Behavioral scientist Todd Rogers on new (and old) strategies to fight absenteeism and get more students back into the classroom.


By Jill Anderson 12/13/2018 11:00 AM EST
Stanley Andrisse

Stanley Andrisse, director of From Prison Cell to Ph.D., discusses the school-to-prison pipeline and how higher education can transform the lives of formerly incarcerated people.


By Jill Anderson 12/06/2018 9:00 AM EST
Oakland Promise

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has zeroed in on education as a core priority. In an EdCast, we ask her why education is so central to her vision for Oakland — and about her ambitious program to get more city kids to college.


By Jill Anderson 11/28/2018 3:20 PM EST
How Personalized Learning Can Lead to Success

Lecturer Todd Rose discusses what we can learn from "dark horses" and how personalized learning can put students on the path to success.


By Jill Anderson 11/14/2018 2:35 PM EST
Axium Education

Craig Paxton, Ed.M.'09, executive director of Axium Education, on the importance of supporting education efforts in South Africa's most rural communities.


By Jill Anderson 11/08/2018 11:07 AM EST
Relation-shift

Catherine Brown, vice president of education policy at the Center for American Progress, provides insight into sex education standards around the country and the shift to do more.


By Jill Anderson 11/01/2018 3:13 PM EDT
Harvard Yard

Natasha Warikoo on the discrimination lawsuit against Harvard and whether the college admissions process can truly ever be fair.


By Jill Anderson 10/25/2018 11:04 AM EDT
Faith in Ed

Senior Lecturer Irvin Scott talks about why faith leaders can be key players in educational outcomes for children in their communities.


By Jill Anderson 10/17/2018 3:48 PM EDT
Mizzou protest

University of Missouri Associate Professor Ben Trachtenberg on why the 2015 Mizzou protests escalated to such dramatic levels and what other universities can learn from the school’s experience.


By Jill Anderson 10/10/2018 4:50 PM EDT
Andria Zafirakou

How one globally recognized teacher uses the arts as a powerful tool for inclusion in schools.


By Jill Anderson 10/03/2018 12:53 PM EDT
Who Goes to Private Schools?

Private school enrollments are declining — a trend that reveals a lot about the middle class in America. Here’s why it’s important for everyone to pay attention to who goes to private school.


By Jill Anderson 09/26/2018 11:06 AM EDT
Demoralized teachers

The real reason teachers are leaving the profession (not burn out!) and how school leaders can help stave off this phenomenon.


By Jill Anderson 09/19/2018 8:10 AM EDT
High school football game

With evidence mounting that tackle football can have lasting, negative effects on children's brains, is it unethical for schools to continue their programs?


By Jill Anderson 09/12/2018 2:15 PM EDT
Junlei Li

An early childhood expert — inspired by Mister Rogers — describes the meaning of "high quality" in early education, the lasting legacy of Fred Rogers, and the power of "deep and simple" interactions between caregiver and child.


By Matt Weber, By Jill Anderson 06/20/2018 3:18 PM EDT
Minnijean Brown-Trickey

Civil Rights activist Minnijean Brown-Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine, discusses the need for America to face the truth and understand it — especially in schools — if we want to see change.


By Jill Anderson 05/16/2018 4:19 PM EDT
Teens and Smartphones

Psychologist Jean Twenge discusses her research that examines how smartphones affect teens' happiness, and advises on how children and adults can use smartphones in the healthiest ways.


By Matt Weber 05/09/2018 12:28 PM EDT
Escuela Nueva

Vicky Colbert, director of the Escuela Nueva Foundation and former vice-minister of education in Colombia, discusses what makes Escuela Nueva's unique school model so successful.


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