Grad School of Education

"Harvard Against Hate"

The 10 Stories That Shaped 2016

There was no shortage of surprises in 2016. Between unprecedented penalties on members of undergraduate social organizations, the stunning rise of Donald Trump to the presidency, and a dining workers strike that lasted more than three weeks, events at Harvard and beyond defied expectations and challenged norms. The Crimson takes a look back at the essential stories of a pivotal year.


Storytelling Event Strengthens Bonds at Ed School

Thursday's hour-long event, called “Double Take: Stories That Make You Think Twice,” provided a venue for performers to speak openly about their personal experiences and struggles.

Closing the Achievement Gap

GSE Professors Argue for Educational Reform During Discussion

Two Graduate School of Education professors argued that systemic educational reform is necessary to close the achievement gap Tuesday.


Jeb Bush Discusses Education Reform, Inequality at GSE

Bush discussed his efforts to expand school choice and improve school accountability as governor of Florida.


Journalist Presents App to Help Children With Autism Communicate

At the Graduate School of Education Thursday Pulitzer-winning journalist Ron Suskind discussed his experience raising his son, who has autism, and the creation of an app to help children with autism communicate.


Thirty-nine Begin New Ph.D. Program at School of Public Health

The School of Public Health began phasing out its Doctor of Science in favor of a new Ph.D., with 39 students matriculating in the program this fall.

Debating Charter Schools
On Campus

Debating Charter Schools

Experts debate Question 2, a ballot proposal that will be voted on in the upcoming election and that could approve funding for 12 new or expanded charter schools, at the Graduate School of Education Tuesday afternoon.

Debating Charter Schools

Panelists Spar Over Mass. Charter School Ballot Measure

At the Graduate School of Education Tuesday, experts clashed over ballot measure Question 2, which would "approve up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools each year."

Harvard Kennedy School

Prize Recipient Hopes to Combat Violence Through Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative celebrated Palestinian schoolteacher Hanan Al Hroub as the second recipient of the Global Teacher Prize in a discussion Thursday night.

Nonie Lesaux
Grad School of Education

Nonie K. Lesaux

Much of Lesaux's work today involves implementing her research into policy in order to improve child education systems.

Yidan Visits
Higher Education

Chinese Internet Service Co-Founder Promotes Ed Prize at Harvard

Charles Chen Yidan, co-founder of one of China’s most popular Internet service portals, visited Harvard last Thursday to raise awareness about a new educational prize he founded.

Graduate School of Education Class of 2016

Graduate School of Education Class of 2016

Class of 2016 member Donovan A. Livingston raises his fist in the air as Drew Faust confers degrees to candidates from the Graduate School of Education.

Gutman Library
University Finances

Record $35.5 Million Donation to GSE funds Early Childhood Initiative

​In a record donation to the Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation gifted $35.5 million to establish an early childhood education initiative, bringing the school’s campaign to 93 percent of its total goal.

Higher Education

Teachers in Training: Launching the First Class of Harvard Teacher Fellows

The Harvard Teacher Fellows program, a teacher training initiative centered at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, prepares aspiring educators to teach in under-resourced urban schools. The program recently selected its inaugural cohort of 20 fellows.

Harvard Thinks Global

Professors Warming to Prospect of Education Studies Secondary

An education secondary did not see initial success in gaining traction. But FAS members are now renewing their interest in the field.