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HGSE in the Media: November 2017

By News editor on December 1, 2017 9:26 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 November.

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New Analysis Finds Long-Lasting Benefits From Early-Childhood Education (EdWeek Blog)
New Study: Quality Pre-K Boosts High School Graduation Rates (WUNC 91.5)
Here’s Why We Can Finally Quit Re-debating “Does Pre-K Really Help?” (Dallas News)
Comprehensive Research Review Finds Lasting Effects of Quality Early Childhood Education Through High School (News Wise)
Details a study conducted by a team of researchers, led by Dana Charles McCoy and Jack Shonkoff, which demonstrates the long-lasting benefits of quality early childhood education.

Global Power of Weinstein Scandal Could Make the World a Safer Place for Women (New Daily)
Judith Enck: The Harvey Weinstein Effect (WAMC)
Sexual Harassment Among Teens Is Pervasive. Here’s How Parents Can Change That. (The Lily)
Cites harassment statistics published by Making Caring Common.

Philly Area Students Travel to Syria, Visit Mars - Virtually (Inquirer, Philly.com)
Chris Dede argues against integrating augmented reality and virtual reality experiences when prices are high. He cites a virtual visit to a refugee camp and says, “So, you feel present in the virtual environment in a way that you don’t feel present in an educational video. How much is that worth? It’s worth something. Is it worth $10,000? I’d say no.”

Lessons In Love For Generation Snapchat (NPR)
Richard Weissbourd is cited as an expert on the teenage concept of romance. “I think we are failing epically to have basic conversations with young people about the subtle, tender generous, demanding work about learning how to love.”

Yale Leadership Lacks Diversity (Yale News)
Richard Chait and Natasha Warikoo comment on the current makeup of higher ed administrations.

Denver Teacher Elected to School Board Resigning Her Position to Comply with Conflict-of-Interest policy(Chalkbeat)
Martin West quoted regarding the necessity for politicians to explain rationale for positions on policy.

The Golden Ticket to Higher Paying Jobs: Hard Skills Plus Social Skills (The Boston Globe)
Interview with David Deming about his recently published research.

Make College Free? Not So Fast. New Study Shows That Students Are Helped by Making College Better, Not Cheaper (The 74)
Features the recent research of Professor David Deming.

The Bad News on ‘Good’ Girls (The New York Times)
Making Caring Common's research on leadership bias is cited.

The State of Kindness According to Kids (Highlights)
Research from Making Caring Common about how kids hear more from their parents that they want them to be focused more on achievement, not kindness.

Small Talk and Business Success (Inc.)
Richard Weissbourd discusses how children learn empathy not just by how we treat those closest to us, but also by how we acknowledge strangers around us.

Katy Anthes’s Inner Circle: Meet the Eight People Helping Colorado’s Education Commissioner in Her First Year on the Job (Chalkbeat)
Includes profile of Ed.M. alum, Alyssa Pearson, who serves as associate commissioner of accountability, performance, and support.

The Art of Change (The Huffington Post)
The Making Caring Common “Turning the Tide” report is referenced to explain the stark inadequacies that exist in the college admissions process.

Why It’s Time for Mayors to Take the Lead to Improve Public Schools (Washington Post)
In an op-ed, Paul Reville underlines the importance of mayors’ leadership in education reform.

Research Analysis Shows Long-Term Benefits of Center-Based Pre-K Programs (Education Dive)
New Analysis Finds Long-Lasting Benefits to Early-Childhood Education (Education Week)
New research from HGSE professors Dana McCoy and Jack Shonkoff shows that high-quality early-childhood programs boost graduation rates, reduce grade retention, and lead to less special education placements.

Harvard's Game-Changing Study of Early Education (NECN)
Nonie Lesaux discusses the Early Learning Study at Harvard, part of the Zaentz Early Education Initiative, and how the research will help to scale high-quality early learning opportunities across the nation.

Support for Teachers: One-on-One Online Mentoring Fills a Niche (Christian Science Monitor)
Quotes Mary Grassa O’Neill: “Mentorship, teacher-to-teacher work, is powerful.”

Tech Products Should Cater to the Bleeding Edge Cases (Slate)
Cites Todd Rose’s book The End of Average to demonstrate the point that designing for the average user is actually designing for no one.

Split Decision: Two Incumbents Losing in Denver School Board Elections, Two Supporters of District Policies Prevail (Chalkbeat)
Quotes Martin West: “There are signs in the national election results this week that Democrats may make significant headway at the state and local level next year when many more seats are in play, and that typically makes it harder to pursue the traditional reform agenda. That really places a sense of urgency for reformers to reach out to Democrats to convince them of the merits of their ideas.”

Analysis: 4 Steps Schools Can Take to Boost Family Engagement and Make Parents Partners in Their Kids’ Success (The 74)
Cites Karen Mapp’s documentation of best practices for connecting schools with families.

Racist Spires (London Review of Books)
Natasha Warikoo discusses her research at Oxford University and the context behind the school admitting only one black British student over a five-year period.

Why It’s Time for Mayors to Take the Lead to Improve Public Schools (Washington Post)
Paul Reville explains why mayors need to become more involved in education and his work with the Education Redesign Lab.

The Rigorous, Not-Easily-Defined Education Reform Philosophy of Harvard’s Jal Mehta (The 74)
An in-depth interview with Jal Mehta about his philosophy of education reform.

What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything) (New York Times)
Cites the “Turning the Tide” campaign, which calls for a reassessment of how much value is placed on certain applicant qualities. Also references Rick Wesisbourd’s recommendation that colleges redefine service to resonate with the experiences of disadvantaged students.

The Education of Betsy DeVos (Politico)
Quotes Martin West: “It’s ironic that she emerged as the Cabinet nominee to draw the strongest and most visceral opposition, given the constraints on the ability of any secretary of education to effect dramatic change in American education. Those constraints are greater now than ever given the restrictions on the secretary’s authority that were built into ESSA.”

Are You First Gen? Depends on Who’s Asking (The New York Times)
Tony Jack discussed his research on the experience of low-income students in higher education.

Does Your Generation Determine How You Perceive Sexual Harassment? (USA Today)
Mention of Rick Weissbourd and Making Caring Common’s report about sexual harassment and misogyny, and how many young women have become “inured” to misogyny in cultural influences around them.

In Delaware, Creating Career Pathways for Youths (Education Week)
Mention of the Pathways to Prosperity network, a project organized by Jobs for the Future and HGSE.