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November 27, 2018
The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Education Redesign Lab is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Leadership Institute for community leaders, taking place at Harvard University November 26-30, 2018.
Stanford Social Innovation Review | October 2, 2018
The tight link between children’s educational outcomes and overall life outcomes, and their socioeconomic backgrounds is no surprise to anyone who works in schools or lives in high-poverty communities. Children experiencing poverty fare worse than their more-affluent peers on all measures of academic achievement, including kindergarten readiness, high-school graduation, and...
Education Redesign Lab | September 24, 2018
The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Education Redesign Lab is pleased to welcome Chattanooga-Hamilton County as the newest community in their By All Means consortium. Lesley Scearce, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Chattanooga said, “being selected to join the By All Means consortium is an honor...
Usable Knowledge | September 13, 2018
Sometimes it seems as though education reformers, present company included, spend much of their time discussing the obvious: that good teaching matters, that learning to read by grade 3 is important, that early childhood learning is very valuable. But we also can be accused of ignoring or side-stepping the obvious,...
Edweek | July 26, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31 case barred mandatory “agency fees,” dealing a telling financial blow to teachers’ unions. Whether this is a death blow or a turning point will be determined by the vision and...
The 74 | June 11, 2018
For too long, our answer to the problems of poverty, inequality, diminishing social mobility, and unfair access to learning opportunities has been “the schools will fix it.”
Scholastic | November 27, 2017
While no one would argue against the improvement of instruction as a central strategy for improving education, I would argue that it’s not the only thing we need to be doing. Just as a strong principal must be a great deal more than simply an effective instructional leader, so, too,...
HGSE News | November 14, 2017
In this special video edition of the Harvard EdCast, Professor Paul Reville welcomes former U.S. Secretary of Education John King for a discussion about equity in education.
Washington Post | November 7, 2017
Municipal elections are taking place across the country, and over half of the United States’ largest cities have mayoral seats up for grabs. Whether cities have new administrations coming in, or incumbents remaining at their post for another term, now is the time to take a closer look at the...
Providence Journal | August 10, 2017
When I look at my daughter’s summer vacation, her experiences fit together like a brilliant patchwork quilt. She is enjoying several weeks of summer camp, interesting travel with family and friends, horseback riding at her favorite stable, and a week at the beach. Throughout these experiences, she is being stimulated...

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