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.
Moana ′Ulu′ave, a Tongan-American who is getting her master’s from the Graduate School of Education, is bringing her storytelling culture to a wider world.
Five Harvard doctoral students from across the University have been named 2014-15 recipients of the Julius B. Richmond Fellowships from the Center on the ...
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of Michigan’s ban on using affirmative action in college admissions focused on what voters can do, rather than on the outcome of their actions, says Dean James Ryan of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Forty-one students from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Doctor of Education and Doctor of Education Leadership programs have been presenting their dissertations and capstone projects in front of public audiences since April 11, continuing through April 22.
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.
Created 25 years ago as a way to connect Harvard with the Cambridge public schools, Project Teach now involves sharing a research-based approach with educators in the local schools.
In a new master class series at HGSE, David Malan demonstrates why his course CS50, is wildly popular and what goes into creating memorable learning experiences for students.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Hoekstra, a blind student at the Graduate School of Education, devised a three-course meal for 30 students, an affair called “Dining in the Dark.”
With the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address near, five Harvard scholars offered their views on the history, language, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln’s short but searing speech.
New HarvardX course will examine China’s history, politics, philosophy, and hopes to draw both local students and others overseas.