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EDITOR'S NOTE

January 20, 2021

On this cold January day, as the sun beamed through the grey clouds, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took the oath of office as the 46th President of the United States, expressing infinite hope and representing strong winds of change blowing through a Washington, DC, locked down, yet still proud. American flags were dancing on the steps of the Capitol and all along the great stretch of the National Mall. Today, on the very Capitol steps where two...

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McConnell and Pelosi Are Talking to Each Other Again -- What Might That Mean for Schools? What Should It Mean for Schools?

December 9, 2020

By Julie M. Allen

McConnell and Pelosi are back on speaking terms discussing the stimulus package, and many are hoping they reach a deal before the looming December 11 deadline to avoid a government shutdown. Bipartisan support is growing for a compromise...

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What American Higher Education Can Learn from Africa

November 10, 2020

By Brian Rosenberg

The majority of American colleges and universities are caught between two powerful and opposing forces: the compelling need to change and the structural resistance to change. This is not a unique situation - we see a similar dynamic playing out in our healthcare system - but the forces are particularly strong and the tension between them especially evident in higher education.

Anyone who doubts the need for dramatic change should consider...

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SOCIAL IMPACT SPOTLIGHT - James Honan

September 30, 2020

By Robin Mendelson

James Honan is Senior Lecturer on Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and is also on faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School, an affiliate faculty member with the Center for Public Leadership, and a member of the Faculty Executive Committee of Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. Honan's teaching and research interests include financial management of nonprofit organizations, organizational performance measurement and...

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Professor Howard Gardner Discusses His Memoir, A Synthesizing Mind, with 2020 Harvard ALI Fellow R. Bruce Rich

September 30, 2020

By R. Bruce Rich

Howard Gardner, the John H. and Elizabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has had a distinguished career as an innovative educator and psychologist.  His teaching and scholarship have influenced generations of researchers, education practitioners and students.  Professor Gardner recently agreed to be interviewed for the Harvard ALI Social Impact Review about his recently published memoir, ...

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