Usable Knowledge May 20, 2016
Even as various reform efforts have sought to address the inequities of educational outcomes in the United States — leading to some improvements in specific areas — deep and persistent gaps in opportunity and achievement remain.
Harvard Gazette May 18, 2016
They had seen the statistics before. A depressing batch of data on how poor kids don’t perform as well, or achieve as much, as children who grow up financially secure. Higher dropout rates. Dismal SAT scores. Lower wages. A shorter life expectancy.
EdWeek May 11, 2016
Education policy in the United States has taken a turn in a new direction, and anyone with a stake in public education should celebrate this. Policymakers increasingly recognize that stresses related to student poverty—hunger, chronic illness, and, in too many cases, trauma—are the key barriers to teaching and learning.
Real Clear Education March 25, 2016
I am lucky to be privileged. I plan my daughter’s summer weeks like a brilliant, patchwork quilt. She gets several weeks of summer camp, some interesting travel with family and friends, a big chunk of days horseback riding at her favorite stable and a week at the beach.
Salem Tab March 25, 2016
When Paul Reville was selecting cities to participate in Harvard Graduate School of Education’s groundbreaking “By All Means: Redesigning Education to Restore Opportunity” initiative, he knew what he wanted. “We were looking for a number of cities around the country that have the kind of leadership that has a vision...
March 21, 2016
The best school is the one that teaches kids effectively while also grooming them for life as capable adults. According to Harvard University professor Paul Reville, these schools are few and far between.
Seattle Times March 19, 2016
BOSTON — For more than a decade, fourth-graders in Massachusetts have been, on average, the most literate children in the country. They also compute at higher levels. The same is true for eighth-graders. And for overall K-12 achievement.
wwlp.com March 16, 2016
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 16, 2016…..The Joint Committee on Education on Tuesday endorsed a summer learning bill that supporters describe as a key toward closing achievement gaps among Massachusetts students.
Commonwealth Magazine March 15, 2016
IT SEEMS TO have become an annual ritual now, like taxes, the flu, or hurricane season. The charter schools war flares up to a point of intensity, sucking up all the oxygen in the education realm and consuming tons of good will and sometimes millions of dollars in the fierce...
Huffington Post March 8, 2016
In order to fix schools, policymakers and administrators should maybe stop focusing entirely on them. That's the premise of a new, multiyear initiative from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, which is working with six cities to help improve their education systems. The project, " By All Means: Redesigning Education...