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Harvard EdCasts

By Jill Anderson 03/10/2020 3:49 PM EDT
Meira Levinson on the Harvard EdCast

HGSE Professor Meira Levinson and epidemiologist Bill Hanage of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provide guidance to schools on the best ways to prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

By Jill Anderson 03/05/2020 11:48 AM EST
Laura Schifter in class

Special education expert Laura Schifter discusses how students of color and low-income students are disproportionately assigned to special education, and what can be done.

By Jill Anderson 02/26/2020 8:40 AM EST
James Kim

With renewed attention on how best to teach children to read, Professor James Kim discusses why learning this vital skill is so challenging.

By Jill Anderson 12/18/2019 2:09 PM EST
Leah Plunkett

Why parents need to be vigilant about what they share about their children online – on social media and otherwise.

By Jill Anderson 12/11/2019 1:32 PM EST
Report Card

Encouraging teachers to reassess their grading practices and make the adjustments that can guide their students toward academic success.

By Jill Anderson 12/04/2019 3:00 PM EST
Child playing with wood letter blocks

How a deficit that affects the learning of one in 12 children can go undetected by parents and educators — and how to be aware the signs.

By Jill Anderson 11/20/2019 3:50 PM EST
Sarah Fiarman and Tracey Benson

Strategies for educators to counter their own unconscious biases in schools and classrooms.

By Jill Anderson 11/13/2019 2:51 PM EST
The Actual Cost of College

Helping families get past the sticker shock and discover what they might actually pay for college.

By Jill Anderson 11/06/2019 2:22 PM EST
Professor Andrew Ho

Test scores are not — and should not be — the whole measure of academic achievement for kids. How taking a comprehensive look at data can provide a more complete picture.

By Jill Anderson 10/30/2019 1:55 PM EDT
Richard Reddick

Leading equity and inclusion efforts on college campuses is vital work, but also challenging and stressful. Why the effort is worth it — and why diversity is never really a one-person job.

By Jill Anderson 10/24/2019 2:25 PM EDT
Female student from the rear, walking down long campus pathway

Colleges have seen an increase in demand for mental health services on campus and many schools are struggling to keep up. How can schools prepare to better serve their students, and how can parents and communities help?

By Jill Anderson 10/17/2019 8:56 AM EDT

Recess could be a time of growth — academic, social, and emotional. Instead, in too many schools, it's an afterthought at best. How can schools change their approach?

By Jill Anderson 10/09/2019 1:35 PM EDT
David Wilson

Morgan State University President David Wilson discusses why now is the time to tackle some of the major issues in higher education.

By Jill Anderson 10/04/2019 9:41 AM EDT
Janice K. Jackson

Dr. Janice K. Jackson, CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, discusses the challenges — including a looming teacher strike — of leading the country's third largest school district.

By Jill Anderson 09/25/2019 2:33 PM EDT
Kim Parker

Kim Parker, co-founder of #Disrupttexts, suggests ways in which educators can incorporate diverse books into their curriculum — and how parents can be supportive allies in the process.

By Jill Anderson 09/18/2019 11:49 AM EDT
Roberto Gonzales

Professor Roberto Gonzales on why it is important to bring greater understanding to debates around immigration in the United States and how his new Harvard initiative will help.

By Jill Anderson 05/01/2019 2:31 PM EDT
Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine

Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine discuss how educators can home in on the powerful learning happening in all schools and how they can adapt their own practice to replicate successful engagement.

By Jill Anderson 04/24/2019 4:46 PM EDT
Harvard Yard

How parents and high schools can refocus of the college admissions process for students to bring ethics front and center.

By Jill Anderson 04/17/2019 1:56 PM EDT
Tina Owen-Moore

Educator Tina Owen-Moore speaks about the creation of the Alliance School in Milwaukee and strategies to combat bullying.

By Jill Anderson 04/10/2019 12:27 PM EDT
Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer talks about the misconceptions around school counselors, and shares how she reimagines this vital role in schools.