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Boston Globe Names McCartney Top Innovator

Kathleen McCartney wants to get students out of the classroom as soon as she can.

Why? Not everyone who implements innovative educational ideas needs a PhD, she said.

To that end, McCartney and her faculty worked with Harvard’s schools of government and business to invent a professional doctorate — like a JD, MD, or MBA — for those who want to work in education. They came up with a three-year degree, called a Doctor of Education Leadership, or EdLD. It combines classes in education, business, and public policy that train students to lead large school districts, head government education agencies, or work for nonprofits like Teach for America.... Read full story on