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HGSE in the Media: June 2017

By News editor on July 1, 2017 9:57 AM
Appearances by members of the HGSE community, as well as HGSE research projects and initiatives, in the national press — both traditional and online — in June.

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Remembering State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester (WBUR)
Paul Reville shares remembrances of Massachusetts state commissioner of elementary and secondary education, Mitchell Chester, who passed away unexpectedly this week.

The Lifelong Learning of Lifelong Inmates (The Atlantic)
Clint Smith, a HGSE doctoral student, explores how if reducing recidivism is the goal of prison education, what can be gained from teaching those who will be behind bars for life?

Supreme Court Rules for Churches in Two More Public Funding Cases (USA Today)
First Study of Indiana’s Voucher Program — the Country’s Largest — Finds It Hurts Kids’ Math Skills at First, but Not Over Time (Chalkbeat)
SCOTUS Sends Church-State Cases Back to Colo., New Mexico in Light of Trinity Lutheran Pre-K Ruling (The74)
Supreme Court Rules on Church Playgrounds; Are Vouchers for Religious Schools Next? (EdSource)
Marty West discusses the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Trinity Lutheran preschool case, and what it might mean for the future of school choice and vouchers in particular.

Is School Too Shallow? (The Christian Science Monitor)
There's an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today (Business Insider)
Jal Mehta discusses challenges schools and teachers faces to implementing deeper learning.

Test Drive: New Hampshire Teachers Build New Ways to Measure Deeper Learning (The Christian Science Monitor)
Dan Koretz discusses performance-based assessments as states adopt new plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

How to Stop the ‘Summer Slide’ (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
James Kim shares ideas for how to engage with kids and promote learning during the summer months.

Here Are 4 Boston Startups That Are Serving the Elderly Population (BostInno)
Mention of Full Circle, a new startup from HGSE master’s candidate Quinn Lockwood that pairs children and seniors sot act both can benefit from interactions with the other.

Year-Long Residencies for Teachers Are the Hot New Thing in Teacher Prep. But Do They Work? (Chalkbeat)
Marty West weighs in on teacher residencies.

Growth Plus Proficiency? Why States Are Turning to a Hybrid Strategy for Judging Schools (and Why Some Experts Say They Shouldn’t) (Chalkbeat)
Andrew Ho and Marty West discuss proficiency standards and accountability, and states approach to evaluating students and schools.

Third-Graders Get Creative (Harvard Gazette)
Arts in Education alumna Alysha English discusses her role in a new Ed Portal exhibit in collaboration with Harvard Art Museums and Gardner Pilot Academy.

‘I Started at Zero’: How a Syrian Refugee Is Rebuilding His Life Through Education (Time)
Sarah Dryden-Peterson discusses the importance of education particularly for refugees amid uncertainty about where their futures will be.
Bridging the Divide Between Ed Tech Research and the Classroom (The Hechinger Report)
Digital Promise Makes Improvements to Interactive Ed Research Map (THE Journal)
Digital Promise, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit and HGSE’s Usable Knowledge team up to provide a pathway for complex research into teaching and learning.
Why a Good Racial Mix May Also Create a Sense of Comfort at School (The Christian Science Monitor)
Lee Teitel weighs in on integration in schools and how there is a need to focus on what is happening in schools, not just the demographic make-up of its students.
Harvard Grad Wins ‘Amazing Race’ (The Boston Globe)
Graduate School Alumnus Wins 'The Amazing Race' (Harvard Crimson)
HGSE alum Scott Flanary discusses his recent win on the hit TV show, The Amazing Race, and what role his work in education played in his success. 
As Social and Emotional Learning Expands, Educators Fear the 'Fizzle' (EdSource)
Stephanie Jones shares that when it comes to the rapidly expanding social emotional learning movement in schools, we should watch out for quick fixes that may over-sell or over-promise.
TES Talks to… Paul Reville (Times Education Supplement)
Paul Reville discusses his work as founder of Harvard’s Education Redesign Lab, and then need for reforms in the current, broken education system to make education more equitable in our country.
Reaction: Faust’s decision to step down (Harvard Gazette)
Danielle Allen shares her perspective on Harvard University President Drew Faust’s leadership, after Faust announced she would step down next year after 11 years in at the helm.
How First-Generation College Students Carve Their Paths After Graduating (HuffPost)
Mention of a recent alum, Jessica Li, and how she seeks to improve education for underprivileged children.

Trump’s Apprenticeship Program Is A Good Thing, But He Should Remember These Cautionary Tales (HuffPost)
Mention of the Pathways to Prosperity Network.

LA Teens Create Solar-Powered Tents For The Homeless (NPR)
As executive director of DIY Girls, Evelyn Gomez, Ed.M.’11, recruited students and helped direct their work.

Drew Faust to step down as Harvard president (Harvard Gazette)
Mention of the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program as part of President Faust’s legacy in her 11 years leading Harvard University.

Vouch for Early Learners (U.S. News & World Report)
Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones explain why pro-voucher policymakers should focus on early childhood.
OPINION: This Summer, Let’s Plan Some Difficult Campus Conversations About Race (The Hechinger Report)
Natasha Warikoo writes about how the fear of moral failure prevents important dialogues about race and how schools and universities can broach topics of difference, stereotypes, privileges, and fears with students.
DeVos Says More Money Won't Help Schools; Research Says Otherwise (NPR)
Paul Reville discusses Massachusetts’ rise and improvement in education performance.
Ever Feel Just ‘Average’? Think Again, Says Todd Rose (Ed Surge)
Q&A with Todd Rose about his book, “The End of Average,” and how a multidimensional perspective in education can set students up for success.
Trump Wants 4.5 Million New Apprenticeships in Five Years — with Nearly the Same Budget (CNBC)
Robert Schwartz weighs in on President Donald Trump’s proposed apprenticeship plan.
This Harvard Graduate Invented a Device to Help Blind Children Learn Braille (BostInno)
This Braille Learning Device Helps Curb the Illiteracy Crisis in the Blind Community (Mashable)
Recent HGSE graduate Alex Tavares innovation helps blind children independently practice their literacy skills.

Higher Education Seeks Answers to Leaner Years (New York Times)
Jim Antony discusses how the amount of resources institutions of higher education have can vary widely, and what that means for the challenges and hurdles they face.
DeVos Non-committal on Banning Discrimination Against LGBTQ Students in Private Schools (PBS News Hour via The Associated Press)
Marty West weighs in on President Donald Trump’s education budget and the difficulties it may face when it comes to being passed by Congress.
Harvard Admission Decision Prompts Debate Over Free Speech (Boston Globe)
Howard Gardner weighs in on a free speech debate as it applies to a broader Harvard admissions decision this past week to rescind admission to a group of students for their activity on social media.
DeVos Says School Spending and Student Outcomes Aren’t Related, but Recent Research Suggests Otherwise (Chalkbeat)
Andrew Ho shares perspective on DeVos’ stance on proficiency and growth.
IBM Watson, Sesame Workshop Do Learning in the Cloud (IT-Online)
Todd Rose was an adviser for a collaboration between IBM Watson and Sesame Workshop in Georgia Public Schools, which was announced this week, and sought to built a new platform incorporating content from Sesame Workshop for use by students and in classrooms.
Millennials Want Emotional Connections, Not Hookups, Report Finds, But Many Don't Really Know How (Bustle)
Rick Weissbourd and Making Caring Common’s report on sex and misogyny is featured.
We Need To Prepare Students For Post-Secondary Mental Health Struggles (The Huffington Post)
Mention of Making Caring Common’s Turning the Tide report on college admissions.

Brain Scans May Forecast Autism in Babies (Scientific American)
Charles Nelson comments on a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.