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HGSE in the Media: August 2011

Below, you will find appearances by members of the HGSE community, as well as HGSE research projects and initiatives, in the national press — both traditional and online.

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Judith SingerProfessorial Permutations Harvard Magazine, September – October 2011
"'Being a scientist is like running a small business,' says [Professor] Judith Singer. 'You have grant money, a lab to run, and you have staff relations.'"

Success Isn't a One-Track Deal Herald Net, August 27, 2011
"When the Harvard Graduate School of Education released its widely acclaimed Pathways to Prosperity report in February, many were surprised that it did not join in the chorus of education reform reports that argue the solution is forcing students to take more math and science classes, and to encourage all students to pursue the goal of graduating from a four-year college."

Researcher: Nation's Future Depends on Raising White, Nonwhite Test Scores Observer & Eccentric, August 21, 2011
"'If we can't make it happen, we may have already peaked as a nation,' said [Senior Lecturer] Ronald Ferguson, faculty co-chair and director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard."

Hated One-Child Policy Brings Unexpected Benefits for China's Girls Associated Press, August 11, 2011
"'They've basically gotten everything that used to only go to the boys,' said Vanessa Fong, a Harvard University professor and expert on China's family planning policy."

Students Make Small Gains on Tests Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2011
"Daniel Koretz, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education who helped design the new scoring system, said the exams had become too predictable…"

Truth, Beauty and Goodness: an Interview with Dr. Howard Gardner Education Week, August 9, 2011 (Registration required.)
"In April, Dr. [Howard] Gardner's new book entitled Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century was published by Basic Books. Gardner brings us back to the importance of those three virtues."

State Test Scores Flat, City's Rise After Another Year of Tougher Exams WNYC, August 8, 2011
"'Teachers have been telling us that they've been taking shortcuts in surveys for more than 20 years,' said Dan Koretz, a Harvard education professor who's been studying state exams."

A Message from One Harvard School to Gay Teens -- 'It Gets Better' Boston Globe, August 4, 2011
"The man is Keith Supko, an information services assistant for the Harvard Graduate School of Education – one of several HGSE faculty, staff and students of all sexual orientations who came together to create an 'It Gets Better' video. The education school was the first at Harvard to create one of the videos in the YouTube series."

Solving Achievement Gap Will Take Innovation, Harvard Professor Says Grand Rapids Press, August 2, 2011
"'People said,"Do it anyway," and then they had all this progress and they were surprised. After awhile, they learned to expect it. So, you saw high expectations after the change process because people had learned from success that they should expect a lot,' [Senior Lecturer Ronald Ferguson] said."

Look, Listen, Learn District Administration, July 2011
"When [Senior Lecturer] Deborah Jewell-Sherman began to lead the Richmond (Va.) Public Schools in 2002, she faced a board of education that had voted 5-3 to hire her. And with that, the board stipulated that she increase the number of accredited schools from 10 to 20 within a year. If she couldn’t, her contract would be terminated."

Harvard Family Research Project in the Media:

State Leaders Promote Expanded Learning (Beyond School blog, Education Week, 8/19/11)

Q&A: Heather Weiss on Evaluating Connected Learning (Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning, 8/5/11)