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HGSE in the Media: March 2018

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

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Thousands of Students Staged a Walkout and Marched Across the U.S. What's Next? (USA Today)
Meira Levinson is quoted as expert on youth empowerment and civic education.

Asians Are Being Used to Make the Case Against Affirmative Action. Again. (Vox)
Professor Natasha Warikoo’s book, The Diversity Bargain, is quoted.
How to Stop Bullying? Ask Kids (ABC - WTXL)
Research done by the Cartoon Network in consultation with HGSE’s Making Caring Common is featured.
Response: 'Collaborative Learning Does Not Happen Magically' (Education Week)
Professor Paola Uccelli discusses the keys to effective student collaborative learning. “Teachers who focus on teaching talk as a component of collaborative learning intuitively know what research tells us: language is a formidable tool for reconciling diverse perspectives and opinions, and as a central component of learning from and with peers.”
In An Effort To Be Welcoming, Harvard Scrubs 'Puritans' From Its Alma Mater Song (WBUR)
Professor Danielle Allen weighs in on new lyrics in “Fair Harvard,” the university’s alma mater, which aims to be more inclusive than it's original version.
Report Issued on Inclusion, Belonging (The Harvard Gazette)
Professor Danielle Allen, a co-chair of Harvard’s Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging, discusses the recommendations the task force developed  and released in a new report out this week. 
Laptops in the Classroom: An Open and Closed Case (FutureEd)
Professor Marty West discusses his approach to laptops in the classroom and the impact it has had on student engagement in class.

Student Activists and Celebrity Donors: Who's Behind the 'March for Our Lives' (Education Week
Gretchen Brion-Meisels is quoted regarding the adult support that has propelled gun control youth activists.

It’s Hard to Be Hungry on Spring Break (New York Times)
Tony Jack writes about one unfortunate reality that affects many college students' spring breaks.
CZI’s Big Bet on Early Childhood Learning Has a Lot in Common with Its Other Ed Work (Inside Philanthropy
Harvard-MIT Project to Help Kids Read Gets $30 Million From Zuckerberg Chan; Other Big Gifts (Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Harvard, Florida State, MIT Research to Tackle Young Child Reading (THE Journal
Coverage of the launch of Reach Every Reader, a collaboration between HGSE and MIT’s Integrated Learning Initiative, supported by a $30 million grant from Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, co-founders of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
‘Walking Up’ to a Troubled Student Won’t Stop School Shootings — No Matter What This Viral Photo Says (Daily Beast
Jal Mehta is quoted regarding recent school shootings: “[In the circles are] the kids who are bullied, the kids with mental illness, sociopathic tendencies. If you look at the intersection of all of those circles, there still would be kids in that intersection that don't shoot. But if you're trying to solve the problem, if you lessen those problems somewhat, the rate of what happens go down.”
Priti Patel’s Rejection of ‘BME’ Is Far More Dangerous Than the Term Itself (The Wire)
Natasha Warikoo’s report in the London Review of Books, where she discusses the experiences of black and minority students at the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge, is referenced. 
Kindergarten Group to Nurture New Generation of ‘Makers’ (The Standard)
A new collaboration between Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Victoria Educational Organization launched in Hong Kong last week.

Student Walkout Taps Well of Anger, Mourning Over Gun Violence (Education Week)
Gretchen Brion-Meisels reflects on the student turnout and youth political participation at this time.
College Culture Drives Professors’ Job Satisfaction, Study Finds (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
New Data on Faculty Job Satisfaction (Inside Higher Ed)
Coverage of new work from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education on the factors that affect job satisfaction among faculty.
Harvard-MIT Project to Help Kids Read Gets $30 Million From Zuckerberg Chan; Other Big Gifts (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Coverage of HGSE and MIT’s Integrated Learning Initiative’s collaboration, Reach Every Reader, which is supported by a $30 million grant from Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, co-founders of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. 
Faculty, Students Hold Prison Education Reform Event (The Harvard Crimson)
Prison Education at Harvard (The Harvard Gazette)
Coverage of a recent conference, “Beyond The Gates: The Past and Future of Prison Education at Harvard," and two of the organizers, Professor Danielle Allen and Kaia Stern, co-founder of the Harvard Prison Studies Project.
Do You Want To Raise A Kind Child? Here’s How (The Huffington Post)
Mention of Making Caring Common’s Turning the Tide report.
Harvard Educator on Redefining Retirement: ‘Look Back and Give Forward’ (Palm Beach Daily News)
Feature on Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot.
Growing Up Undocumented (No Jargon. via the Scholars Strategy Network)
A podcast featuring Professor Roberto Gonzales and how growing up undocumented can through your future into limbo.
What Is Innovation in Early Education and Why Is it Crucial? (Education DIVE)
Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones wrote an op-ed about thinking about innovation in early education, and the opportunities in that sector to
address two enduring challenges — absenteeism and turnover. 
Harvard Professor Addresses Public School Failures (The News-Letter via Johns Hopkins University)
Professor Jal Mehta recently gave a talk at a speaker series at Johns Hopkins on “The Elusive Quest for Ambitious Schooling: Limits and Possibilities of the American High School.”

The Ripple Effect of the West Virginia Teachers' Victory (The Atlantic)
West Virginia Teachers Reach A Deal After Nine Day Strike, Oklahoma Teachers Could Picket Next (Wisconsin Public Radio)
Paul Reville discusses the “perfect storm of factors” as to why exactly West Virginia was the state to precipitate this fledgling national teachers’ movement.
In College Hub, Financial Aid Seen as a Tangled Web (The Lowell Sun)
Bridget Terry Long discusses her recent research on Massachusetts financial aid programs at a recent Board of Higher Education meeting.
Youth in Front: Urgent Advice about Youth Activism for Students and Teachers (Education Week)
Coverage of a new collaboration between HGSE and MIT to create and curate learning-oriented resources for youth activists. 
Ten Questions for the Parkland Kids (Washington Post) 
Danielle Allen poses 10 thoughtful questions to the students rallying around gun violence in the wake of Florida shooting.
In a ‘Difficult and Divided Time,’ New Harvard Initiative Encourages Empathy, Dialogue, and Equity in the Classroom (The 74) 
Coverage of Making Caring Common’s new Caring Schools #CommonGood initiative. 
Guest Commentary: Every Student Succeeds Act Represents True Opportunity For Quality Early Education (WBUR)
Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones authored an op-ed about the impact of ESSA on early childhood education.

What Kids Think About Bullying And Kindness In The Trump Era (WBUR) 
Richard Weissbourd is quoted: “There is some evidence that low-income kids, and kids of color, are significantly more likely to be community-minded, to live interdependent lives, to help each other out,.”
A Celebration of Immigration (The Harvard Gazette)
‘Our Lives Are Not Dictated by Their Confusion.’ DACA Activists Rally Amid Uncertainty Over Status (The Boston Globe)
Coverage of the DACA Seminar, led by Roberto Gonzales, and involving HGSE students, and Harvard community members.
Education Researcher Stresses Importance of Teacher Quality at HGSE (Harvard Crimson)
Mention of the Center for Education Policy Research’s recent PIER Fellowship event. 
Chicago’s Particular Cultural Scene and the Radical Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks (The New Yorker)
Coverage of work by HGSE alum Eve Ewing.
Why & How Innovation for the Visually Impaired is Big in Boston (BostInno)
Mention of HGSE alum Alex Tavares’ innovation, the Read Read, a tool to help students practice Braille.
Bernie Sanders on Puerto Rico Neglect: "Do You Think This Would Be Happening in Westchester County?"
(The Intercept)
Research professor, Susan Moore Johnson, is quoted regarding Trump’s neglect of Puerto Rico.

Coverage of Reach Every Reader Launch: 
Zuckerberg, Chan Give $30M to Harvard and MIT for Literacy (The New York Times)
Reach Every Reader Targets Early Literacy Crisis (Harvard Gazette)
Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $30 Million to Literacy Effort (The Boston Globe)
Mark Zuckerberg’s Charity Is Giving $30 Million to Help Kids Learn to Read — and Love It (Quartz)
Harvard-MIT Personalized Learning Program to Help Early Readers Gets $30M From Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (The 74)
Zuckerberg, Wife Give $30M for Child Literacy (The Boston Herald)
Chan Zuckerburg Initiative Funds Harvard-MIT Effort to Screen Children for Reading Problems (Education DIVE)
Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $30 Million to Ed. School Initiative (The Harvard Crimson)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Will Collaborate with Harvard Graduate School of Education and MIT’s 
Integrated Learning Initiative to Reach Every Reader (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)
Florida State Researchers Partner with Harvard and MIT on Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - Reach Every Reader Project (Florida Center for Reading Research)
MIT and Harvard Join Forces to Address Early Childhood Literacy (MIT News)

Coverage of the Askwith Forum with Jaylen Brown
Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown Continues to Make Learning Cool, Gives Speech at Harvard on Education, Societal Issues (Mass Live)
Jaylen Brown to Speak at Harvard, Will Discuss Social Issues, Advocacy (Bleacher Report)
At Harvard, Jaylen Brown Spreads Message that Athletes Can Have a Big Voice (Boston Herald) 
Celtics' Jaylen Brown to Talk Advocacy, Social Issues at Harvard  (ESPN) 
Jaylen Brown Thrilled to Address Social Issues with Harvard Audience (Boston Globe)
Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown Examines the Duality of Sports in Harvard Talk (Celtics Wire) 
Celtics' Jaylen Brown Talks Self-Identity, Social Empowerment at Harvard (The Harvard Crimson)