Dean James Ryan has announced the launch of the Education Redesign Lab — a new initiative based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and led by Professor Paul Reville — focused on building a new education “engine” for 21st-century success in schools. A $1 million gift from the Linda Hammett Ory and Andrew Ory Charitable Trust (Linda Hammett Ory ’82, Ed.M.’93, and Andrew Ory ’88) will allow the lab to pursue its aim to ensure economically disadvantaged students have a full and fair chance to master the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in life.

“The Education Redesign Lab is a critically important venture that holds great promise in developing an entirely new model for education in the U.S. — one that is designed to serve all students, especially those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds,” Ryan said. “Thanks to the generous and timely support of HGSE alumna Linda Hammett Ory and her husband Andy Ory, the lab is off to an exciting beginning under the leadership of Paul Reville and his team.”

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