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HGSE in the Media: October 2014

Appearances by members of the HGSE community, as well as HGSE research projects and initiatives, in the national press — both traditional and online — in October.

Please note: While many online periodicals keep their stories freely available indefinitely, stories on other sites expire after a specified period of time, after which they can be retrieved by locating the story through the website’s archives, and sometimes paying a fee to do so. Where that is the periodical’s policy, we have provided a link to the periodical’s main page and the citation for the article so that interested readers may find the original article.

Howard Gardner, Creator of ‘Multiple Intelligences’ Theory, Launches New Project on ‘Good’ Education
Washington Post, 10/1/14
"As part of our research endeavors, my colleagues and I have created 'The Good Project' and 'The GoodWork Toolkit.' These efforts, along with those of many individuals, groups, and organizations around the world, seek to modify the value-neutral term 'grit' with the adjective 'good,'" writes Professor Howard Gardner.

Smartest Kids: Ignoring Outcry, Massachusetts Leaders Chose Excellence
Bridge Magazine, 10/9/14
“It was a deer-in-headlights moment, said [Professor] Paul Reville, one of the Founding Fathers of the Massachusetts school reform. Massachusetts passed the Education Reform Act of 1993 (MERA), which ramped up the requirements for what students were expected to learn, called for more education funding and legalized charter schools."

It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed To Be Proficient. What Happened?
NPR, 10/11/14
"Leaving no child behind is the right rhetorical goal. It generally resonates with educators, students, teachers, administrators, and the public. We don't want to leave a child behind, and the standard we want them to achieve should be high." - Professor Andrew Ho

States of Education: What Michigan Schools Can Learn from Leading States
MLive, 10/14/14
"'What worries me about what I read is going on in Michigan is that (education reform) strategies have become tools of political battle rather than instruments for improvement,' said [Professor] Paul Reville, a former Secretary of Education in Massachusetts who now teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education."

Panorama Education Adds Harvard School of Education’s Hunter Gehlbach to Team
Beta Boston, 10/14/14
"Panorama Education, which uses surveys to help schools and teachers better serve their students, announced today that Hunter Gehlbach, an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will be joining the company as its director of research."

Televisa Foundation Previews National Campaign at Ed School
Harvard Crimson, 10/20/14
"The Harvard Graduate School of Education hosted a preview last week of an upcoming media campaign that aims to encourage young undocumented immigrants to pursue their educational goals and includes contributions from Harvard students and faculty."

Probe: UNC Academic Fraud Was 'Shadow Curriculum'
Associated Press, 10/22/14
"The UNC case stands out among academic scandals at Harvard, Duke and the Naval Academy, said Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard's Graduate School of Education who studies cheating. 'I think the existence of fake classes and automatic grades — you might say an athlete track, where essentially you might as well not have the university at all — I think that's pretty extreme. I hope it's pretty extreme,' he said."

Education Reform Activist Chris Gabrieli Sees Great Potential for Springfield's Struggling Middle Schools, 10/22/14
"'I have no doubt that Springfield has plenty of determined educators with the heart, will and skills to make a difference in children’s lives,' [Adjunct Professor Chris Gabrieli] said."

Watch Harvard Students Hack for Education (Video)
Boston Business Journal, 10/23/14
"... an education-related hackathon was held at Harvard Graduate School of Education last weekend. About 50 hand-picked students worked with 12 mentors from Google, EdX and Harvard University to combat three different educational challenges with technology tools."

Can CMS Get More Parents Involved in Educating Our Children?
Q City Metro, 10/29/14
"But 'without family engagement, the schools aren't going to improve at all,' [Senior Lecturer Karen Mapp] said. 'It can't be left to chance. It has to be intentional. No longer can this be an add-on. You have to do this because your schools cannot improve without it.'"

No Common Core, No Common Ground: The Battle for Hoosier Education
Harvard Political Review, 10/30/14
"Harvard education professor Martin West said in an interview with the HPR: 'Over the past decades, the dominant reform strategy in American education has been to reform standards.'"

Witness to Anguish
Harvard Gazette, 10/30/14
"On Tuesday, Jessi Hanson [Ed.M.'07] arrived home from Liberia, where she had worked with children in Ebola quarantine. She was held for six hours as officials decided whether and how long she herself should be isolated."

Scholastic Announces First-of-Their-Kind Literacy Events to Help Schools Support Family and Community Engagement, 10/30/14
"'Family engagement in a student's academic career can have a significant impact on the student's attendance, academic achievement and overall attitude about school,' said Dr. [Karen] Mapp. 'It is important that schools not only show families that they are capable of supporting their children academically but also provide them with the tools to do so.'"