Annice Fisher knows that when it comes to education, most parents want what’s best for their kids. She experienced it growing up after her mother moved their family from Englewood, a deeply troubled neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, to the North Side so that Annice and her brother could go to better schools.
David Hay, Ed.L.D.’17, has come a long way from Antigo, Wisconsin, his hometown of 8,000 people from which he had to drive 40 miles to get to a mall. His new adopted city of New York, where he has taken a position as director of organizational effectiveness for the New York City Department of Education under Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, is just a bit larger.
Paola Peacock Friedrich, Ed.L.D.'14 is one of six HAA Elected Directors. The Elected Directors were each elected for three-year terms. They were chosen from a slate of nine candidates, who were nominated by a Harvard Alumni Association committee as prescribed by the election rules. Harvard degree holders cast 28,541 ballots in the election.
Julie Freeland Fisher discusses the Equity Design Collaborative in her article Making Equity a First Principle of the Personalized-Learning Era on the 74 website. Christine Ortiz, Ed.L.D.'17 is part of a team that developed the EquityxDesign framework that "can help school designers (and redesigners) integrate equity as a first principle into blended and personalized learning efforts.
Sarah Cherry-Rice, Ed.L.D. '18: Recipient of the Accenture Public Sector Innovation Award ($10,000) for her start-up organization Parachute Teachers. The award is part of the 10th annual i3 Innovation Challenge, Harvard's premier student startup competition.
Beth Rabbitt, Ed.L.D.'13, CEO of the Learing Accelerator is featured on the New Profit website. The Learning Accelerator will receive an unrestricted grant of $1 million as part of the Personalized Learning Initiative. the initiative is "an effort to invest in promising new approaches and technologies that can give students more agency in their own learning journey and provide teachers with tools to tailor classroom instruction to the unique needs of each student."
The Institute for Educational Leadership and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) announce the 2017 Meade Fellow: Laura Burgos, Ed.L.D.'18. The Meade Fellowship provides an opportunity for a HGSE student to travel to Washington, D.C., visit leading education and related organizations, and meet with chief architects of change in education policy.
Cheryl Camacho Lewis, Ed.L.D. '19 is profiled on the Harvard Graduate School of Education website. Camacho "brings her personal experience as a student and a teacher to her vision of leading for equity in schools".