Every spring, high-achieving high school seniors around the country play the college admissions game in the lead-up to the May 1 decision deadline. Research by Christopher Avery of HKS research shows that many poor but promising students are sitting out.
Kathleen McCartney, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development, will become the next president of Smith College next year.
On Tuesdays, from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., members of the Harvard community stop by food trucks parked on Oxford Street and try a variety of artisan dishes for their lunchtime reprieve. The trucks are part of a Harvard community outreach effort called the Harvard Common Spaces program.
The Strategic Data Project at the Graduate School of Education aims to develop a new corps of data analysts who can help to lead reform of the nation’s public school systems.
Reports of an ongoing study examine the role of classroom observation in helping to determine effective teaching.
A new initiative headed by a Harvard scholar aims to transform the way teachers improve their performance, and to overhaul the nation’s public schools in the process.