Grad School of Education
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.
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.
An education secondary did not see initial success in gaining traction. But FAS members are now renewing their interest in the field.
Senior Lecturer on Education Katherine Merseth addresses students on the importance of education in children’s lives and how Harvard students can contribute to today’s youth through education. The lecture was part of the 7th Annual Harvard Thinks Big speaker series hosted by the College Events Board and featured various professors speaking about education, social inequality, radical terrorism, and more.
The Education Redesign Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has unveiled a new, youth education equity initiative that aims to tackle systemic inequalities preventing young students from achieving their full potential.
Following a rigorous application process, 20 Harvard seniors will make up the inaugural class of the Harvard Teachers Fellows program.
Admissions administrators, including Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67, have largely supported a recent Graduate School of Education report that calls for widespread change to the college application process.
The report argues colleges should dramatically alter their admissions practices with a new focus on promoting service, reducing academic and extracurricular stresses, and increasing student diversity.
The price tag on a Harvard undergraduate education, when adjusted for inflation, increased by nearly one-third between 1998 and 2015, according to a recently released report by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
“We know on a classroom level that race matters,” University of Pittsburgh professor H. Richard Milner said. “We need to reject these colorblind ideologies on an individual level, but also at the systemic level.”
With the program, dubbed the Harvard Teacher Fellows, Harvard will offer prospective educators an alternative to organizations like Teach for America.