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Ed School Report Calls for Job Preparation

A Harvard Graduate School of Education report released today calls for an increase in vocational training in high schools, suggesting that attending college may not be the best choice for all secondary school students.

College

Study Finds Strong Advantage for Legacies at Highly Selective Colleges and Universities

Applicants who have family members who attended the school to which they are applying are approximately twice as likely to be admitted to highly selective colleges and universities than their non-legacy counterparts provided all other factors are equal.

College

As Potential Blizzard Approaches, Harvard Graduate Schools Cancel Classes

Schools within Harvard University have announced that classes will be canceled Wednesday, and the University has advised a large portion of its staff not to report to work in light of a storm that may bring up to 16 inches of snow to the Boston area.

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke yesterday about the importance of a good education in the third and last talk of her lecture series, part of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute Lecture Series.

Politics

Condoleezza Rice Addresses GSE

Speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Education yesterday, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice argued that many nations in the developing world are rapidly becoming multi-ethnic democracies, creating a need for these nations to address the issue of racial inequality and the question of what it means to be a citizen.

Budgets

Yale Cuts Undergraduate Teaching Program Due To Budget

Yale announced last month that it can no longer support its undergraduate teacher training program, citing high operating costs and low enrollment.

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GSE Prof Discusses Disease in Africa

Studies in Kenya and Gambia have shown that preventing malaria and anemia in schoolchildren may be a more effective way to improve education levels than direct intervention in schooling, said Graduate School of Education Assistant Professor Matthew Jukes in a speech yesterday.

Harvard in the City

Club Denies Racism Allegations

A spokesperson for the Cure Lounge said allegations of discrimination against black Harvard and Yale students at a Nov. 20 party for graduate students and alumni that was shut down were “absolutely baloney,” citing poor organization from event promoters as the primary reason for the club management’s decision to end the event prematurely.

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Ed Panel Emphasizes Reform

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, and former DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle ...

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Ed Panel Emphasizes Reform

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, and former DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle ...

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Michelle Rhee Presses for Ed Reform

Michelle A. Rhee, former chancellor of the District of Columbia public schools, fielded questions and elaborated on her polarizing views on education in urban America.

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Today in Photos (11/18/10)

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Former Chancellor of the D.C. Public School System Michelle Rhee addresses an audience at the Harvard Education School. Rhee kept the tone lighthearted, citing a need to confront issues regarding educational reform rather than "sugar-coat" them.

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A Harvard Graduate School of Education student paints a character on the wall of Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park.

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Members of City Year Boston—a service organization founded by two Harvard Law School roommates—paint a welcome sign for the Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park on Saturday.

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