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By Matt Weber 06/20/2017 4:45 PM EDT
Newark School

Christopher Cerf came to Newark in 2015 ready to work. The public schools in the city had faced a number of tumultuous years — even becoming state-operated in 1995 — but, if the low graduation rates and test scores, and low percentage of students…


By Casey Bayer 06/20/2017 3:02 PM EDT
Photo: IBM

Sesame Workshop and IBM Watson recently completed a pilot in Georgia’s Gwinnett County Public Schools of the industry’s first cognitive, tablet-based, vocabulary-learning app. The app, built on the companies' new platform for personalized…


By Jill Anderson 06/19/2017 12:25 PM EDT
Longy Han

Children’s books hold an important place in the life of Longzhen Han, Ed.M.’17. As a young girl migrating from China to Australia, Han relied on children’s books to learn English and they remained a passion as she grew up. Even after becoming a…


By Matt Weber 06/15/2017 10:23 AM EDT
New Report Finds Young People Troubled By Romantic Relationships and Widespread Sexual Harassment

Navigating the road to adulthood — especially in regard to sex and relationships — is difficult for even the most self-assured kid. What can make things even worse for young people is the general feeling that everyone around you is hooking up.…


By Jill Anderson 06/08/2017 2:20 PM EDT
Lyn Mikel Brown

Being empowered is different than projecting an image of empowerment for girls, says Colby College Professor Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D.'89, author of Powered by Girl: A Field Guide to Supporting Youth Activists. But to get there may be easier said than…


By Alexis Morgan, By McKinlee Covey 06/06/2017 11:43 AM EDT
DEEP

How a group of alums came together to disrupt common practices and create paths to equity in the classroom.


By Jill Anderson 06/02/2017 8:29 AM EDT
Maleka Donaldson Gramling

Maleka Donaldson Gramling, Ed.M.'11, Ed.M.'14, Ed.D.’17, was honored to lead her cohort as marshal on Commencement. The ceremony marked the end of a significant time in Donaldson Gramling’s life – one met with equal excitement and relief.“My…


By News editor 06/01/2017 10:27 AM EDT
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 May.


By Jill Anderson 06/01/2017 8:53 AM EDT
Janine de Novais

Janine de Novais wanted to be a professor for as long as she can remember. Now, armed with a doctorate from HGSE, she is ready to fulfill her dream.When she immigrated from Cape Verde to Massachusetts as a teenager, she did well at Brockton High…


By Matt Weber 05/31/2017 2:41 PM EDT
Green Mountain Education

School districts in the state of Vermont range from small (4,000 students in the district) to smaller (15 students in the most rural of schools), but one thing that looms large in each community is its schools."These schools are really at the heart…


By Jill Anderson 05/31/2017 9:21 AM EDT
David Hay

David Hay, Ed.L.D.’17, has come a long way from Antigo, Wisconsin, his hometown of 8,000 people from which he had to drive 40 miles to get to a mall. His new adopted city of New York, where he has taken a position as director of organizational…


By Lory Hough 05/30/2017 8:20 AM EDT
Annice Fisher

Annice Fisher knows that when it comes to education, most parents want what’s best for their kids. She experienced it growing up after her mother moved their family from Englewood, a deeply troubled neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, to the…


By Iman Rastegari 05/25/2017 4:23 PM EDT
Commencement

Even in the rain, it was a beautiful day for the graduating class of 2017!


By Leah Shafer 05/25/2017 3:20 PM EDT
Commencement

With words of love and grace from Dean Ryan, students receive their diplomas.


By James Ryan 05/25/2017 12:34 PM EDT
James Ryan

The prepared remarks of Dean James Ryan for the 2017 HGSE Presentation of Diplomas and Certificates.


By Megan Red Shirt-Shaw 05/25/2017 9:32 AM EDT
Convocation 2017: Megan Red-Shirt Shaw Delivers Student Speaker Address

Note: A transcript of Megan Red Shirt-Shaw's speech is to come.


By Bari Walsh 05/24/2017 5:00 PM EDT
Convocation

The traditions and nostalgia that mark the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s annual Convocation ceremony were joined by a ringing call to action today, as members of the graduating class were charged to deploy all their talents and passion —…


By Gretchen Brion-Meisels 05/24/2017 4:19 PM EDT
Gretchen Brion Meisels

The prepared remarks of student-selected faculty speaker Gretchen Brion-Meisels at Convocation 2017.


By Reshma Saujani 05/24/2017 1:02 PM EDT
Reshma Saujani

The prepared remarks of Convocation 2017 speaker Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.


By Casey Bayer 05/24/2017 12:38 PM EDT
Karen Brennan

Assistant Professor Karen Brennan was recognized for her excellence in teaching and dedication to her students.


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