In the complex world of education, the Harvard EdCast keeps the focus simple: what makes a difference for learners, educators, parents, and our communities. The EdCast is a weekly podcast about the ideas that shape education, from early learning through college and career. We talk to teachers, researchers, policymakers, and leaders of schools and systems in the US and around the world — looking for positive approaches to the challenges and inequities in education. Through authentic conversation, we work to lower the barriers of education’s complexities so that everyone can understand.
The Harvard EdCast is produced by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and hosted by Jill Anderson. The opinions expressed are those of the guest alone, and not the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Lessons on Leading During COVID
DC Public Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee shares how COVID has impacted leading for the district.
Gender Matters: Challenges Facing Women in Education
Jennie Weiner explains how women face bias while working in education -- no matter which part of the sector -- and how to push back against it.
Transitioning into Adulthood
Nancy Hill and Alexis Redding discuss generational changes in adolescent development and how to offer better supports to emerging adults.
Disrupting Whiteness in the Classroom
Bree Picower discusses how educators can push back against whiteness embedded in the curriculum and classroom.
Student Testing, Accountability, and COVID
Professor Andrew Ho explains why standardized testing must go on in the face of COVID and what it can offer in targeting support to districts.
Propaganda Education for a Digital Age
Renee Hobbs, director of the Media Education Lab at University of Rhode Island, discusses the need for propaganda education in our classrooms to help navigate complex digital media.