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By Jill Anderson 03/30/2017 2:38 PM EDT
Alysha English

A workshop designed by master's candidate Alysha English uses theater exercises to encourage empathy.

By Jill Anderson 03/29/2017 4:31 PM EDT
Keeping the DREAM Alive

While a doctoral student at Arizona State University (ASU), Jesus Cisneros was struck by the lack of visible supports in place for undocumented students in the higher education setting. Especially surprising was that this was Arizona, as he calls it,…

By Jill Anderson 03/23/2017 2:53 PM EDT
Birth of a Super School: Building Up

Kari Croft, Ed.M.’15, and fellow teacher Erin Whalen (pictured left), have been working to launch RISE High — an innovative high school aimed at serving the unique needs of Los Angeles-area homeless and foster youth. RISE was named one of 10…

By Jill Anderson 03/22/2017 12:33 PM EDT
Anne Holton

What will public education look like in the United States in the near future? Former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton — lawyer, judge, onetime First Lady of Virginia, and longtime advocate for children and families — knows that the…

By Jill Anderson, By Casey Bayer 03/16/2017 4:17 PM EDT
Pathways to Strong Early Learning Environments

The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative kicked off its professional learning efforts with a one-day convening of policymakers and practitioners at HGSE.

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 03/16/2017 10:25 AM EDT
Who is Beverly Daniel Tatum?

What you should know about the former President of Spelman College before her talk at the Askwith Forums.

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 03/16/2017 10:05 AM EDT
Leading Learning

Ed.L.D. candidate Cheryl Camacho Lewis brings her personal experience as a student and a teacher to her vision of leading for equity in schools.

By Matt Weber 03/15/2017 10:40 AM EDT
Walking Around the World

In 2013, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Paul Salopek set out on a 21,000-mile journey to retrace the first human diaspora — from Ethiopia to Chile — on foot. Salopek calls this a "storytelling experiment," one he hoped would both slow things…

By McKinlee Covey 03/07/2017 12:42 PM EST
Joshua Lafazan

Education Policy and Management student Joshua Lafazan — elected to the Syosset (N.Y.) School Board of Education at age 18 — explains why becoming involved in public service, especially for young people, is so important.

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 03/06/2017 2:32 PM EST
Define. Defy. Dismantle.

At the 2017 Alumni of Color Conference on March 2–4, educators, researchers, and social justice advocates gathered to explore issues of education and inequity that impact communities of color.

By News editor 03/01/2017 4:17 PM EST
In the Media

Appearances by members of the HGSE community, as well as HGSE research projects and initiatives, in the national press — both traditional and online — in February.

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 03/01/2017 4:02 PM EST
Who is Anne Holton?

What you should know about about the Virginia Board of Education member before the Askwith Forum on March 6.

By Jill Anderson 03/01/2017 3:32 PM EST
Tweet to Action

How one tweet inspired a movement to erase strangers' school lunch debt, and why it's important.

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 03/01/2017 10:40 AM EST
Take Action

On Friday, March 3, Askwith Forums presents the keynote panel for the 15th annual HGSE Alumni of Color Conference.

By Tyler Tarnowicz, By Matt Weber 02/23/2017 3:37 PM EST
Jesse Jackson

On February 21, civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to the Ed School community — and the Harvard EdCast — about diversity and the role educators can play in fighting inequality.

By Matt Weber 02/21/2017 8:00 AM EST
Male and female college student studying in library

In her years as president of Heritage University in Washington State, Sr. Kathleen Ross noticed an emerging trend. The number of students matriculating whose parents did not have college degrees was growing to the point of outnumbering the students…

By Casey Bayer 02/16/2017 2:15 PM EST

The Askwith Forums invites you to participate in its spring 2017 season. The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s series of public lectures dedicated to conversations on the challenges facing education was established in 1998. Additionally, this…

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 02/13/2017 3:00 PM EST
A Book, a Page, a World: The Artistic Journey of an Author and an Illustrator

Explore the picture book worlds of author and illustrator, husband and wife, who create worlds for children by bridging history, heritage, culture, and curiosity at the Askwith Forum on February 16.

By Bobby Dorigo Jones 02/13/2017 9:43 AM EST
Driving Change: The Challenges Superintendents Face in Urban Schools.

On Tuesday, February 14, the Askwith Forum gathered three experienced leaders of urban districts for a dialogue on the role of a superintendent in such dynamic systems as urban school districts and on how superintendents can spark radical change.

By Jill Anderson 02/07/2017 4:48 PM EST
The Sandy Hook Promise

The first step to lessening the threat of potential gun violence in our communities and schools? Awareness and a knowledge that it can happen to you, says Nicole Hockley, founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, an organization launched…


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