Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed to campus the Warrior-Scholar Project, an academic boot camp for veterans thinking of applying to college, while Professor Harvey C. Mansfield Jr. introduced the students to the two works he considers seminal to understanding American politics.
In this edition of the EdCast, Harvard Graduate School of Education senior lecturer Richard Weissbourd discusses the findings in the recent report, “The Children We Mean to Raise." What messages are adults sending children without even knowing it?
Early results from new reforms instituted at the Lawrence Public School system show promise.
Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen spoke about disruption in higher ed as a keynote speaker at the Harvard IT Summit.
During a fast-paced, two-week exercise each spring, Kennedy School teams in the master of public policy program are tasked with finding tangible solutions to pressing problems, in this case aiding Boston’s schools.
In a Harvard Graduate School of Education EdCast, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan spoke about his unlikely book on education reform, his unique "outside" perspective on education, and his data-driven approach to closing the education gap.
Pathways exist for children to succeed in life, confirmed a group of researchers, policymakers, lawyers, and educators gathered at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on April 10. However, they acknowledged that obstacles may stand in the way.
Peter Carfagna, a sports law expert at Harvard Law School, talks about growing legal pressure on the NCAA to reconsider the way it treats student-athletes.
Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State, brought her experience as an advocate for autistics to a talk at the Ed School.
William Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions at Harvard, lauds the recently announced reform of the SATs. He explains why the changes should help level the playing field for students.
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Universities are working to establish pathways to use open-access materials in online learning.
Analysts discuss research and new strategies for overcoming the student achievement gap in schools with high poverty rates.
Richard Weissbourd discusses whether love can be effectively taught in schools, reflects on the state of sex-ed, and examines where love is best modeled in the media.
In a January course, Graduate School of Education Dean James Ryan asked whether schools should punish students for online speech.
School administrators may want to be even more aggressive in calling for weather-related closures. A new study conducted by Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor Joshua Goodman finds that snow days do not impact student learning.
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today released a series of working papers based on 17 online courses offered on the edX platform. Run in 2012 and 2013, the courses drew upon diverse topics — from ancient Greek poetry to electromagnetism — and an array of disciplines, including public health, engineering, and law.
The results of the latest program for international student assessment tests have been released, and there is both good news and bad news to report for U.S. students.
Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Paul Reville talks about the new national standards for K-12 education, known as the Common Core State Standards, and the recent controversy surrounding their implementation.
New HarvardX course will examine China’s history, politics, philosophy, and hopes to draw both local students and others overseas.