In this edition of EdCast, Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Fernando Reimers gives insight into a curriculum designed to empower all citizens of the world through his new book, “Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course.”
Julie Goodridge returned to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to participate in last semester's Askwith Forum and speak about her role in the same-sex marriage movement.
Young and old travel from near and far to the Radcliffe sunken garden to sit and enjoy this splendid oasis in the city.
Soon to become a Fulbright scholar, Kapena Baptista ’16 finds histories in his heritage, and plans to teach.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has named 50 fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. Eleven of the incoming class are Harvard faculty.
Educators came to the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Tuesday for the kickoff of the Education Redesign Lab’s By All Means initiative, which will work closely in the field with six cities to tackle early childhood challenges.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education received the largest gift in its history from the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation to focus on advancing early childhood education, which will distinguish HGSE as a national leader for work in this field.
Educators gathered at the Harvard Ed Portal for Data Wise, a new HarvardX course that will transform classroom dynamics and build “collaborative inquiry” among teachers. The Data Wise Leadership Institute will begin in June.
Dominique Donette, who is graduating from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, beat long odds in her quest to help empower the powerless.
The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning celebrates its 40th anniversary with a conversation between President Drew Faust and President Emeritus Derek Bok and a symposium on educating.
Research by doctoral student Anthony Abraham Jack has left a mark on campus life.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School are collaborating on a program that brings history to life through the Harvard Art Museums’ collections.
Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust and her brother, Donald Gilpin, a retired English and drama teacher, shared their thoughts on pedagogy in a discussion at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
In recent decades, women have made progress in pay and parity with men in such professions as medicine and law. But when it comes to running things at the highest levels, it’s generally still a man’s world.
Cartoonist, children’s book author, and songwriter Sandra Boynton will present a fast-paced audiovisual retrospective of her work on Feb. 23, part of the Askwith Forum series.
When inequality is baked into public educational systems from kindergarten through the 12th grade, it usually extends through other aspects of life later, Harvard analysts say.
At the Global Education Conference, HGSE students presented papers on how to improve educational opportunity around the world.
Combating pregnancy discrimination. Reducing racial disparities in obesity rates. Working on the front lines of the opiate epidemic. These are a few of the experiences undertaken by Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellows. The deadline to apply for the 2016 fellowships is Feb. 8.
A Graduate School of Education alumna brings her family history into the dance studio as she teaches children with disabilities the art of movement and the rewards they can reap.
For the English Department’s Gwen Urdang-Brown, crossword puzzles have always been a family affair. The first crossword puzzle appeared in the New York World newspaper on Dec. 21, 1913. (Dec. 21 is now recognized as Crossword Puzzle Day.)
New book by Roberto Gonzales, an assistant professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, says undocumented young adults are at risk of becoming a disenfranchised underclass.
Principal for a Day program allows local leaders, including Harvard Vice President Paul Andrew, to see the changes that have occurred in the way students learn. Andrew visited Thomas Edison K-8 School in Brighton.
HGSE researcher finds mixed results among students in Texas schools in the 1990s: Some did better, and others were worse off.
Harvard President Drew Faust sat down with The Gazette recently to discuss the University landscape for the coming academic year, including Harvard’s priorities for 2015-16 as well as some of the challenges ahead.
At the Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy, students stretch their minds through science.
The 2015 Arts and Passion-Driven Learning Institute traced connections among inspiration, imagination, and creative work.
Harvard's Schools are hammering out construction projects to meet modern educational needs.
Panelists across Harvard gather to consider how education should and will affect tomorrow’s global challenges.
For the next week, Daniel Chester French’s iconic statue will be animated by the faces, voices, and gestures of Harvard students as part of “John Harvard Projection,” a video installation created by artist and Harvard Graduate School of Design Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko.
In the wake of the Ferguson tumult, an Askwith Forum panel examines ways to promote discussions on race, and to craft solutions during a discussion at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
A Harvard and MIT study’s findings suggest that teachers often constitute a significant portion of the participants in MOOCs; that learner intentions matter; and that those with financial stakes have higher completion rates.
Higher education in the digital age is radically remaking the models by which it delivers its content, the leader of a higher education technology association said.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and Harvard’s Public School Partnerships brought local students to campus to view, and share thoughts on, A.R.T.’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3).”
HGSE panelists outlined ways to counter the shortage of women pursuing careers that require a STEM education, particularly in computer science.
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 recent Harvard Business School survey on U.S. competitiveness looks at how business is engaged with helping boost K-12 public education and whether these efforts are effective.
As protests around the nation continued in the wake of decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, hundreds of Harvard community members expressed their own anger, frustration, and desire for changes in the criminal justice system with a range of campus activities.
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.
Harvard Assistant Professor Karen Brennan is one of the developers of Scratch, a free online computer programming language that allows users to create stories, games, and animations. She discussed its benefits at a recent Ed Portal’s Faculty Speaker Series talk.
HGSE is launching a new teacher fellows program, giving undergraduates a pathway to teaching careers.
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.
One year into his tenure, Dean James Ryan of the Harvard Graduate School of Education is setting a course for the future.
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.
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?
Harvard Heroes ceremony celebrates 64 unsung staffers for their unusual and valuable contributions to University life.
Early results from new reforms instituted at the Lawrence Public School system show promise.