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The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast will serve as a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.

The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast will serve as a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.
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The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast will serve as a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.

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Episodes

From Prison to Ph.D.

12/12/2018
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Dr. Stanley Andrisse, director of From Prison Cell to Ph.D., shares his story and discusses the school to prison pipeline, and how higher education can remove barriers for formerly incarcerated people so they can use education to transform their lives.

Duration:00:26:03

A Promise for Education

12/5/2018
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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf shares why she has focused so much of her term on education, and particularly the creation of Oakland Promise, which aims to get more kids to acquire postsecondary education.

Duration:00:13:31

How Personalized Learning Can Lead to Success

11/28/2018
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Lecturer Todd Rose discusses the importance of personalized learning in the quest for success, and how success will look different in the future.

Duration:00:24:13

Reaching Rural South Africa through Education

11/14/2018
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Craig Paxton, executive director of Axium Education, shares the work being done to reach the millions of children living in rural communities throughout South Africa and the importance of providing education for this population.

Duration:00:12:52

The State of Sex Ed in America

11/7/2018
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Catherine Brown, vice president of education policy at the Center for American Progress, provides insight into sex education standards around the country and the shift to do more.

Duration:00:14:30

The Harvard Trial: Evaluating Fairness in College Admissions

10/31/2018
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Natasha Warikoo, an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, discusses the Harvard trial and whether college admissions can ever truly be fair.

Duration:00:11:40

Finding Faith in Education

10/24/2018
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Irvin Scott, a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, talks about why faith leaders can be key players in educational outcomes for children.

Duration:00:19:42

Lessons Learned from the 2015 Mizzou Protests

10/17/2018
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Ben Trachtenberg, an associate professor of law at the University of Missouri, gives an insider look at what happened during the 2015 Mizzou protests that led to resignations, decreased enrollment rates, and budget cuts.

Duration:00:35:48

The Transformative Power of Arts Education

10/10/2018
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Andria Zafirakou, the 2018 Global Teacher Prize winner, shares how the arts can be a powerful tool of inclusion and resilience for children.

Duration:00:21:45

Who Goes to Private School?

10/3/2018
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Stanford Professor Sean Reardon talks about the downward trend in private school enrollments, what this tells us about the middle class in America, and why it’s important for everyone to pay attention to who goes to private school.

Duration:00:13:25

Demoralized, Not Drained

9/26/2018
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Doris Santoro, an associate professor at Bowdoin, explores how many teachers are demoralized not burnt out in the profession. She also discusses how school leaders can stave off this phenomenon and gives sound advice for teachers.

Duration:00:30:18

Friday Night Lights Out: A Call to End Football in Schools

9/19/2018
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Randall Curren, a professor at the University of Rochester, discusses why it’s ethically indefensible for schools to continue sponsoring tackle football.

Duration:00:19:00

Putting Mister Rogers' Deep and Simple to Practice

9/12/2018
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Early childhood education expert Junlei Li spoke to the Harvard EdCast recently about the meaning of high quality in early childhood education, how Fred Rogers' legacy influenced his work, and what deep and simple actually looks like in practice.

Duration:00:22:24

Questioning the Truth in History

6/20/2018
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Activist Minnijean Brown-Trickey discusses the Little Rock Nine and the importance of uncovering and understanding the truth in America.

Duration:00:13:43

Kids Need a Break

6/13/2018
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Stanford University's Denise Pope, also co-founder of Challenge Success, shares what we need to think about when it comes to choosing summer enrichment programs for our children, and offers some alternatives to children's rigid academic programs in the summer.

Duration:00:16:18

Smartphones, Teens, and Unhappiness

5/16/2018
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San Diego State University Professor Jean Twenge talks about her research that examining teens, smartphones and unhappiness.

Duration:00:16:19

Escuela Nueva

5/9/2018
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Vicki Colbert, Yidan Prize winner, reflects on her work and research with Escuela Nueva.

Duration:00:09:36

Learning for Careers

4/25/2018
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Bob Schwartz and Nancy Hoffman, co-founders of the Pathways to Prosperity network and HGSE faculty, discuss what they’ve learned about preparing students for the workplace.

Duration:00:21:20

The Surprising Cost of School Security

4/18/2018
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UC-Berkeley Professor Calvin Morrill talks about how a high school changed with increased security policies, and shares some perspective on how this might inform the current debate about school security.

Duration:00:26:21

Tackling Issues in Education

4/11/2018
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CJ Anderson, Super Bowl champion for the Denver Broncos, reflects on his community activism work and shares tips for other non-profit leaders.

Duration:00:10:48