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Commencement 2012: Watch the Convocation Speeches

“Learning is a beautiful and messy thing,” said student speaker , Ed.M.’12

Professor Eleanor Duckworth, the student-selected speaker, reflected on some of the challenges in education, particularly with high-stakes testing and inequality of schools. (Text of Duckworth's prepared remarks.)

This year’s Alumni Council Award recipient Nanette Lee Reynolds, Ed.D.’78, playfully reflected on her experiences at the Ed School from attending to “maximize her potential,” as her husband told her, to her mother putting the final copy of her dissertation in the freezer in case the house burned down.