While seeking economic relief for the middle class during his State of the Union address, Obama formally proposes making community college tuition-free.
On the cusp of a new education bill from Senate Republicans, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called this week for repeal and replacement of No Child Left Behind, the signature education reform from a decade ago.
Developmental psychologist Howard Gardner discusses the time-tested values of truth, beauty, and goodness in a three-part lecture series at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
A national faculty survey produced by Higher Education Research Institute implies that changes in teaching may be afoot, as lecturers increasingly adopt student-centered and team-based teaching practices. In fact, this recalibration of the pedagogical universe is happening at Harvard, too.
Young African-Americans must see their reflections in their communities and have a chance to succeed in school and society, U.S. official tells Askwith Forum.
Social psychologist and author Claude Steele talks about how negative stereotypes about a social group’s intellectual abilities can trigger anxiety and cognitive difficulties in those who identify with that group, leading to chronic underperformance.
During a videotaped speech in Dallas, Harvard President Drew Faust explained why attending college remains so important for many after high school — and a group of seniors couldn't agree more.
In the face of mounting concerns about the cost and value of college, higher education continues to be the most effective route to economic and personal success, Harvard President Drew Faust argued during an address in Dallas Friday to nearly 500 high school students, teachers, and guidance counselors.
Author William Deresiewicz answers questions about his controversial new critique of elite colleges and universities.
The annual Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching conference forges path between engagement and distance.
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HGSE economist Tom Kane explains the issues behind the debate over tenure policies for public school teachers in New York and California.
Students at HGSE are hard at work building new companies they hope will someday transform learning and young lives.
A new analysis of four blended-format courses taught last fall offers practical guidance for faculty members interested in fresh pedagogical approaches. The pilot study led by the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning placed a premium on person-to-person interaction, and found redundancies between in-class and online instruction.
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.