U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos argued in favor of more school choice as a remedy for the nation’s beleaguered public education system during a protest-marked forum at the Harvard Kennedy School Thursday evening.
After a two-year absence helping cultivate a startup to a point of business stability, five students return to Harvard.
In year-end showcase, Bok Center showcases new approaches for innovative teaching and learning.
Excellence, access, and affordability are top concerns for higher education, Faust and other presidents say in Washington discussion.
Ed School Dean James Ryan has written a book based on his Commencement speech from last year.
Harvard has joined the American Talent Initiative, a coalition of colleges and universities that seeks to attract, enroll, and graduate high-achieving, lower-income students.
Recognizing all of an individual’s identifying characteristics promotes diversity, Brandeis lecturer Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson told an audience at an FAS Diversity Dialogue.
A recent poll suggests a major gap between parents’ views and research experts’ assessments of the quality of child care in the U.S.
Victor Pereira Jr.’s class is among the courses offered through the Teacher Education Program, an 11-month master’s program at Harvard Graduate School of Education, that aims to improve teaching in urban public schools.
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.”
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MOOCs (massive open online courses) have sparked explosive growth in both education and opportunity. Consider edX. Since this joint Harvard and MIT online ...
Universities may continue to consider racial and ethnic backgrounds in evaluating their applicants for admission, Supreme Court rules.
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 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.
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.
By animating our minds, a sprawling HarvardX MOOC seeks to democratize science.
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.
Online course 'PredictionX' brings together faculty from across the University to discuss the human need to know the future.
Speaking at Duke University, Harvard President Drew Faust praised scholar John Hope Franklin, citing his dedication to helping create the field of African-American history, and to reminding the nation of its troubled past and present.
Provost Alan Garber issues a white paper on digital and residential education at Harvard.
A conference on future universities suggested that building them successfully will require meeting campus needs, online connections, and community concerns.
The podcast, an Internet technology that had its genesis at Harvard, roars back to prominence.
Harvard EdCast interviews Dale Russakoff, author of “The Prize.” The Washington Post reporter, who looked at the troubled education reform story of Newark, N.J., reflected on what can be learned from its failure to provide system-wide reform.
A newly integrated HarvardX and HILT research effort will probe residential and online learning, and the places in between.
As MOOCs grow in influence and sophistication, they’re no longer simply reimagined in a Harvard classroom or even in a nearby studio. Recently, transforming a residential course — going digital via HarvardX — included filming in far-flung Rwanda and Haiti.
Collaborative summer study program between Harvard and Venetian university marks its 10th year.
In a question-and-answer session, the researchers behind the edX platform reflect on the risks, rewards, and changes in online learning.
Online courses are unlikely to take over higher education, says Lawrence Bacow, member of the Harvard Corporation and former president of Tufts University, but they can help revitalize learning.
Harvard’s online courses evolve, as hybrid models effectively continue to mix remote learning with on-campus interaction.
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.
In a question-and-answer session, HarvardX head Peter Bol outlines the challenges ahead for the online platform and for teaching and learning.
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.
Students across Harvard channel energy and anger from last semester’s “Black Lives Matter” protests into a call for discussions and changes at home.
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.
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.
HGSE economist Tom Kane explains the issues behind the debate over tenure policies for public school teachers in New York and California.
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.
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.