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.
Harvard College today announced a new initiative to encourage promising students from modest economic backgrounds to attend and complete college. It will use social media, video, and other Web-based communications, along with traditional forms of outreach, to connect high school students to Harvard and to other public and private colleges.
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.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a pioneer in applying mindfulness to the field of medicine, discussed how the concept can be integrated into K-12 education.
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.
Jonathan Womack, a media technician at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, took home the grand prize at the Hollywood Book Festival for his sci-fi novel “A Cry for a Hero.”
Thousands will join President Obama at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and celebrate a powerful moment in the Civil Rights Movement. The commemoration stirs not only potent memories of that day, but for some with Harvard ties, mixed emotions about the march’s lasting legacy.
In a presentation to an educators’ conference, HGSE’s Steven Seidel explored how joyfully blending the arts into education leads to successful teaching.
Educational partnerships between Harvard and Cambridge public schools are bringing the theoretical to life, including at the middle school level.
Sixty men and women from across Harvard were honored for their outstanding work and service to the University’s mission at the annual Harvard Heroes event.
James E. Ryan, one of the nation’s leading scholars of education law and policy, will become the next dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
James Ryan, one of the nation’s leading scholars in education law and policy, has been named dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In a question-and-answer session, he explains his motivations, his work, and his goals.
From the Bible to Walt Whitman to the history of China, and from architecture to national security to clinical trials, HarvardX’s fall offerings feature a broad range of disciplines.
Anne Bholene Akinyi Odera-Awuor, who is getting a degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has grand plans to improve how schools operate in her homeland.
The first cohort from Harvard’s innovative doctorate of education leadership degree program leaves campus headed for a range of education jobs and armed with new skills to help transform the field.
Suzie Verdin will graduate with a degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Arts in Education program, and hopes to use it to help people in immigrant communities connect with the arts.
The Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) degree was created as an interdisciplinary effort that offers students access to a wide range of Harvard courses and faculty.
Lena Awwad ’13, the co-author of the influential op-ed “Israel vs. No. 2 Pencils,” was honored with the 2013 Women’s Leadership Award, while Nadia Farjood ’13 won an honorable mention. GSE Dean Kathleen McCartney was also presented with the 2013 Women’s Professional Achievement Award.
Salman Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, explained his vision for online learning during a GSE Askwith Forum.
Richard J. Murnane, the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), will serve as acting dean of the HGSE, President Drew Faust announced May 9.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s 2012 renovation of Gutman Library’s first and second floor was recently recognized by the United ...
Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology, and Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, met to interview each other about their research, influences, and interests.
During a discussion at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, two former members of the Marine Corps discussed how their rigorous training and military careers prepared them for their current roles in education, and how those lessons can translate more broadly to the education sector.
Wynton Marsalis is returning to Harvard to continue his two-year lecture series, “Hidden in Plain View: Meanings in American Music,” with a talk on improvisation at Sanders Theatre on April 17.
A group of experts dedicated to grappling with the themes outlined in the Constitution gathered for an afternoon panel discussion at Harvard Law School to explore the importance of civics education.
During remarks at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Marian Wright Edelman, president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, addressed ways to combat violence in schools.
Former dropout and wild child L. Todd Rose, an unconventional learner, is blazing new trails at the Ed School and has written a book about his journey, called “Square Peg.”
The fourth annual Harvard African Development Conference drew experts from across disciplines and the world for a snapshot of innovation in “the continent of the future.”
Scholars convened at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to explore the topic of bullying and potential ways forward.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Harvard Gazette asked scholars from across the University to reflect on the historic order’s ongoing impact today.
A panel of leading thinkers shared five visions of education’s future during an Askwith Forum on Tuesday at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The scenarios ranged widely, from redefining the function of schools and teachers to adopting learning models from other nations.
President Drew Faust today named an advisory group and invited the community for its input in assisting her in the search for a new dean for the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Kathleen McCartney will be concluding her service as HGSE dean at the end of the spring term.
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.
Author and educator Doug Lemov told a packed audience Thursday in the Harvard Graduate School of Education that specific, concrete techniques, readily learned, can help to transform good teachers into great ones.
In a discussion at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, a panel of education experts examined how the election results will impact education reform at the federal, state, and local levels.
Radcliffe graphic designer Jessica Brilli does what she loves and loves what she does, using her artistic talent in her personal and professional life. A reception will be held Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
“The biggest factor in determining how much students learn isn’t class size or standardized testing, but the quality of their teachers,” said Atul Gawande in a Harvard Graduate School of Education talk on ways teaching can be improved through coaching.
During an Askwith Forum discussion on college affirmative action, highlighted by the pending Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the speakers said that any decision should include as its backdrop a sense of that Southern state’s history.