What will public education look like in the United States in the near future? Former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton — lawyer, judge, onetime First Lady of Virginia, and longtime advocate for children and families — knows that the current political climate has left the fate of the institution uncertain at best.

Harvard EdCast: A Conversation with Anne Holton

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“For the last 50 years or so a new force we have to deal with — media and technology — reaches right into the home, right into the family, right into the community, and that affects how kids think about their place in the world and how they’re going to develop.”

Media’s impact on children crux of Ed Portal talk

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Speaker: Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita, Spelman College
Discussants:
• Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Ed.M.'92, Ed.D.'95, professor of practice and faculty co-chair, Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools, HGSE
• Mary Grassa O’Neill, senior lecturer on education and faculty co-chair, Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools, HGSE
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If you're in the neighborhood, you still have time to make it here to listen to Beverly Daniel Tatum discuss race, equity, and leadership in schools. If you can't make it, we encourage you to watch online at 5 p.m.

Watch live: Beverly Daniel Tatum, 5 p.m., 3.21.17

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Let’s Talk! Conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is an opportunity to explore ways of promoting both the success and well-being of Asian/Asian-American students.

Let’s Talk! is organized by a group of faculty, students, and alum at HGSE, as well as professionals from the Greater Boston area to give parents, guardians, and college students.

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Join us tomorrow at 5 p.m. -- in person or online -- for a conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum on race, equity, and leadership in schools. (The live stream will be available via the link below.)

Askwith Essentials: Who is Beverly Daniel Tatum?

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In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Paul Salopek speaks from his winter camp in Kyrgystan about the goals and benefits of the Out of Eden walk, his partnership with Project Zero, and how he hopes the project will grow in the future.

Harvard EdCast: Walking Around the World

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For at least the last decade, educators have understood the powerful connection between mindset and achievement, but the role of mindset could be just as important in children’s overall health and development.

Growth Mindset and Children’s Health

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“Children can feel our expectations and our lack of expectations.”

Leading Learning

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Education Policy and Management student Joshua Lafazan — elected to the Syosset (N.Y.) School Board of Education at age 18 — explains why becoming involved in public service, especially for young people, is so important.

From Schoolroom to School Board: Joshua Lafazan

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Due to the impending winter storm, the Harvard Graduate School of Education will be closed tomorrow, March 14.

This seems like a good time look back on our exploration of why Harvard Commencement isn't in the winter.

Why Harvard Commencement Isn't in February

Some encouragement for the Class of 2015 during this historic winter in Cambridge.

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Join an intimate discussion with Gary Knell, CEO of National Geographic, former head of NPR and Sesame Street and Kristen Go, former managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle & managing editor of Common Sense News, moderated by Joe Blatt of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Moderator: Joe Blatt, Senior Lecturer in Education & Faculty Director, Technology, Innovation, and...
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Children, Media, and Technology

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Do alternative gap-year programs have lessons for traditional high schools and colleges? [ Bddy.me Link ] via Harvard Ed. magazine

Rethink the Gap

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Moderator: Richard Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate of School of Education

Speakers:
Jill Abramson, Former Executive Editor, The New York Times
Noah Oppenheim, President, NBC News

Sacha Pfeiffer, Journalist, Boston Globe, Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Journalist and Radio Host

Jim Steyer, Founder & CEO,...
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Harvard IOP@ HKS - What Matters to Kids: Children & the News

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Askwith Forums – Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools: A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum

Speaker: Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita, Spelman College

Discussants:

Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Ed.M.'92, Ed.D.'95, professor of practice and faculty co-chair, Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools, HGSE

Mary Grassa O’Neill, senior lecturer on education and faculty co-chair, Race,...
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Askwith Forums: Race, Equity & Leadership - Beverly Daniel Tatum

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A set of parenting strategies for teaching children to think ethically, care about the people around them, and create positive change in the world. (via Making Caring Common and Usable Knowledge)

Raising Kind Children

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Askwith Forums: A Conversation with Anne Holton

Holton will be joined by Jewell-Sherman for a conversation about making a difference in the educational experiences and outcomes for all young people. Holton has devoted her career to serving as an advocate for Virginia’s families and children through a number of roles, including as a juvenile court judge, First Lady of Virginia, and Virginia’s...
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Why does school-based bullying happen? We went to the source and asked students for insight. #OneAllHGSE

How Bullying Looks to Teens

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Askwith Forums – Take Action: Advancing Justice and Equity in Today's Climate

Panelists:
• Arshad I. Ali, Ed.M.’04, assistant professor, George Washington University
• Michael A. Blake, vice chair, Democratic National Committee; assembly member, New York State Assembly, 79th District, The Bronx, New York; 2016 fellow, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
• Albino Garcia, Jr.,...
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Over 700 attendees will be participating in the always fantastic HGSE Alumni of Color Conference! Be sure to follow #aocc2017 for updates and coverage of this weekend's inspiring and important theme #definedefydismantle.