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By Matt Weber 08/17/2017 2:12 PM EDT
School Hallway

John Merrow, Ed.D.'73, former education correspondent for the <em>PBS NewsHour</em>, shares insights from his new book <em>Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education</em>.

By Education Next 08/15/2017 10:08 AM EDT

Survey coauthored by Associate Professor Martin West measures public thinking on vouchers, Common Core, federal role in ed policy.

By Iman Rastegari 08/08/2017 7:43 AM EDT

Helen Janc Malone, Ed.D.’13, and Santiago Rincón-Gallardo, Ed.M.’07, Ed.D.’13, discuss trends reshaping the field of education.

By Andrew Bauld 08/07/2017 9:39 AM EDT
Lynneth Solis

How does play affect the cognitive development of children around the world? Doctoral candidate Lynneth Solis is looking to find out.

By Casey Bayer 08/03/2017 4:02 PM EDT
Nonie Lesaux

Professor Nonie Lesaux has been named academic dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education, effective August 1, 2017.“From her years directing our Ph.D. Program to her ongoing service as chair of the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and…

By News editor 08/01/2017 3:51 PM 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 July.

By Andrew Bauld 07/31/2017 9:48 AM EDT
Aim High

For 30 years, one alum's summer enrichment program has been teaching San Francisco middle-schoolers to Aim High.

By Casey Bayer 07/24/2017 2:37 PM EDT
Adriana Umana-Taylor

Harvard Graduate School of Education welcomes to its faculty Professor Adriana Umaña-Taylor, an expert in understanding and cultivating racial and ethnic identity as a developmental competency in youth, and its impact on academic success and…

By Casey Bayer 07/20/2017 9:26 AM EDT
James Kim

James Kim has been promoted to full professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

By Casey Bayer 07/19/2017 9:22 AM EDT
Roberto Gonzales

Roberto Gonzales has been promoted from assistant professor to full professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

By Jill Anderson 07/18/2017 4:46 PM EDT
The Read Read

Former teacher Alex Tavares, Ed.M.’17, spent much of his year in the Technology, Innovation, and Education Program working on his invention, The Read Read, a device which allows blind and visually impaired children to independently learn how to…

By Casey Bayer 07/12/2017 1:12 PM EDT

Project Zero’s professional development programs, offered through the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Professional Education group, has been recognized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) as “Category…

By Casey Bayer 07/06/2017 4:38 PM EDT
Paola Uccelli

Paola Uccelli has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Uccelli’s background in linguistics has afforded her a unique perspective on studying socio-cultural and individual…

By News editor 07/06/2017 4:32 PM EDT

Over the first half of the year, a number of Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty, students, and alumni were recognized for their hard work and achievements with awards and fellowships.Below is a look at some of the prestigious honors awarded…

By Jill Anderson 07/05/2017 4:11 PM EDT
A circle of hands placed on top of one another, suggesting unity

Lecturer Lee Teitel (pictured, left) is building a movement focused on school integration.“Building high-quality diverse and equitable schools is something we can do,” Teitel insists. But getting America to a place where schools are truly…

By News editor 07/01/2017 9:57 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 June.

By Iman Rastegari 06/29/2017 4:08 PM EDT

Test prep isn't what it used to be. With technological advances, gone are the days of poring over a three-inch thick manual and filling out Scantron bubbles on sample test sheet after sample test sheet. Now, companies like Kaplan Test Prep offer a…

By Casey Bayer 06/28/2017 11:12 AM EDT
Mitchell Chester

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is remembering Mitchell Chester, Ed.M.’88, Ed.D.’91, commissioner of education in Massachusetts, and one of the longest-serving education commissioners in the nation, according to The Boston Globe. "I was…

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…