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.
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.
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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.
A Harvard-backed initiative in Chile aims to reduce economic disparity through an early education health initiative supported by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Medical School.
Building on the University’s commitment to innovation and collaboration, the Graduate School of Education held an Askwith Forum Tuesday examining innovations in learning.
The president of edX, Anant Agarwal, sees the transformative possibilities of online education as also reshaping the way educators think about teaching and learning.
After months of construction, a “video capture studio” is near completion at Widener Library as part of Harvard’s commitment to exploring, innovating, experimenting, and leading change in how faculty members teach and students learn.
The Harvard Campaign will help support growing advancements in interdisciplinary collaboration and integrated knowledge across the University.
In a presentation to an educators’ conference, HGSE’s Steven Seidel explored how joyfully blending the arts into education leads to successful teaching.
Civil Rights activist James Meredith, who famously fought to be admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi in 1962, received the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s highest honor when he was awarded its Medal for Education Impact during its recent convocation.