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Harvard University Has A Bold Plan To Transform K-12 Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics

In order to fix schools, policymakers and administrators should maybe stop focusing entirely on them. That's the premise of a new, multiyear initiati...

Turning the Tide in Admissions: A Fancy-Pants Harvard Paper That Inspired a Yawn

Bev Taylor | Posted 02.17.2017 | College
Bev Taylor

While the attempt of the authors of this report to "turn the tide" of admissions is admirable, and commendable, tides don't turn from lengthy reports.

The Global Search for Education: What's Really Worth Learning?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.18.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I encourage people to tell an 'opportunity story.' How might this topic come up later in students' lives?"  --  David Perkins Our world is getti...

Teacher Nourished, Not Teacher Proof

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Who do we need to be to unlock children's potential? Some say good teachers are born, not made. Others believe in the power of teacher training to cultivate an effective teaching workforce.

Why Harvard Commencement Isn't in February

Matt Weber | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
Matt Weber

Today is a snow day at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Amidst the recent blizzards in this historic New England winter, it is important for students to know that while yes, there are many feet of snow on the ground, at least it isn't graduation day.

The Global Search for Education: Good or Bad?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Howard Gardner, world-acclaimed developmental psychologist and author of numerous books on intelligence and creativity, wants us to cultivate Good Grit in every school in the world.

Doing Well in School Matters... So Does Good Character

Christine French Cully | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

People can't be truly happy if cruelty and insensitivity are part of their make-up. To raise successful children, we must cultivate kindness.

Improving the Odds for America's Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Children have only one childhood, and it is now. We know what to do. We know what works. We must make it happen now by working together.

General Education

Matt Weber | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Matt Weber

General Colin Powell is arguably one of our nation's most respected public servants. He is a diplomat, a general, yet also a lifelong educator and proponent of schools and student successes through America's Promise Alliance.

Oprah's Thoughts on Gaga, Harvard

Matt Weber | Posted 05.05.2012 | College
Matt Weber

In this interview, Oprah muses in her own words, with immediate reactions from the afternoon. She talks Gaga, bullying, education, inspiration, Harvard, and even ends up with a surprise gift underneath her chair.

Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Let Them Make Games!

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Children learn best when they are the designers, builders, navigators, engineering and key operators of their own learning.

Not Your Typical Rainn Wilson College Tour

Matt Weber | Posted 01.16.2012 | College
Matt Weber

Rooms were packed, students excited, but comedy was not the topic.

Sal Khan: Celebrity Math Tutor

Matt Weber | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
Matt Weber

The Harvard EdCast took a few minutes this month to get to know Sal Khan and candidly explore his pedagogy.

Why Parents Should Both Monitor And Empower Kids Using Social Media

Tina Barseghian | Posted 06.16.2011 | Education
Tina Barseghian

With guidance and support -- and with parents to set examples of what they think is appropriate -- kids can learn their place and their responsibility as part of a worldwide online community.

Lucia Graves

Randi Weingarten, Steven Brill Face Off Over Education Reform | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Is education advancing or retreating?" asked Sir Harold Evans, editor at large of The Week and moderator of an education roundtable on Thursday spons...