HGSE in the Media: October 2016
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The Problem With How Higher Education Treats Diversity (The Atlantic, 10/28/16)
"Inspired by her own experience as an Indian American student in the 1990s and, later, as a visiting professor at the University of London, [Natasha] Warikoo, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, set out to understand how students of various backgrounds at Brown, Harvard, and Oxford conceive of diversity and merit in the college-admission process."
Hate Rising, The Election and The Day After (Huffington Post, 10/25/16)
"For all students, haters and non haters alike, schools should help them understand the basic principles on which this democratic republic was founded, its history, and help all students develop the dispositions to understand that our strength lies in our diversity and in advancing opportunities for all." - Professor Fernando Reimers.
Impact and Nonimpact of Online Competition (Inside Higher Ed, 10/25/16)
"The paper, written by [Associate Professor] David J. Deming, Michael Lovenheim and Richard W. Patterson, explores what has happened in the postsecondary education sector in the years following the removal of the 50 percent rule. The rule change, which occurred in February 2006, meant colleges that enrolled more than half of their students in fully online programs could participate in federal financial aid programs."
Dirty Tricks, Dubious Claims and Racial Divisions (TES, 10/25/16)
"Battles over education 'have always been passionate and intense, but they’ve always been more local than statewide and now they’ve expanded to the state level' said Paul Reville, professor of educational policy and administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education."
A Once Nearly All-White School District Has a New Largest Group: Hispanic Students (Washington Post, 10/21/16)
"'Growing up with somebody who is different from you helps students to develop empathy, broaden their world view,' [Assistant Professor Roberto Gonsalez said. 'It allows them to be part of this global society.'"
"The End of Average" Author Todd Rose to Address National Summit on Education Reform (Globe Newswire, 10/20/16)
"'We leave minds untapped and potential by the wayside with a public education system that moves students along in lockstep to the bureaucratic expectation of average. One size not only fails to fit all, it rarely fits any,' said [Lecturer] Todd Rose."
As Final Year of College Planning Unfolds at Match: ‘What’s It Gonna Take?’ (The Hechinger Report, 10/18/16)
"'It’s absurd — there’s been a huge divestment in part because schools up until now haven’t been held accountable for college-going rates; it’s been test scores and other outcomes, and counseling hasn’t been invested in at all,’ says Mandy Savitz-Romer, a former urban school counselor and a senior lecturer on education at Harvard Graduate School of Education."
Don’t Gamble with Massachusetts Students’ Future (CommonWealth, 10/17/16)
"With all this positive evidence, why not support lifting the charter cap? Because test scores and enrollment in college are not the end of the road for most students, and because emerging evidence suggests that these positive effects may fade as students begin their adult lives." - Professor Heather Hill
An Urgent Call to Action for Education Leaders (Education Week, 10/11/16)
"A profound change will require bold, visionary leadership for reforms that allow schools to more successfully educate disadvantaged students." - Professor Paul Reville
The Cost of the Charter School Cap (CommonWealth, 10/5/16)
"Readers should be careful not to conflate the national debate over charter schools with the local one. The Boston charter schools truly are a cut above charter schools nationally." - Professor Thomas Kane
Universities Revamping Teacher Prep to Provide More Hands-On Training (Education Week, 10/5/16)
"'We need teachers who can identify with students, who can say, "I did it. You can do it too,"' [Senior Lecturer Katherine Merseth] said."
In U.S. Schools, New Teachers Are Hardly a Novelty (Education Week, 10/5/16)
"'It’s a really substantive and serious issue when a district or school is dealing [with a influx of new teachers],' said Susan Moore Johnson, a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education."
What if Howard Gardner Were U.S. Education Secretary? (Washington Post, 10/1/16)
"Much of education can and should take place in schools and other formally designated community institutions. But the world beyond the schoolhouse is crucial to education, and both traditional and new media are more important than ever." - Professor Howard Gardner
Education's Key Place in Down-Ballot Elections (The Atlantic, 10/1/16)
"'The ballot question … will be a telling test of the ability to sustain public support for charter growth in a heavily blue state,' said Martin West, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education who previously was an adviser to Republican U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. 'Given the strong track record of Massachusetts charters, a setback there could energize charter opponents and suggest trouble for the movement elsewhere.'"