The Graduate School of Education at Harvard University has a mission to prepare leaders in education and to generate knowledge to improve student opportunity, achievement, and success. Ed School faculty members conduct research in both teaching and policy areas; importantly, new strategies and methods are tested and refined by faculty in school districts throughout the nation. Faculty members also reach out to their colleagues across the University to seek multi-disciplinary solutions to today's educational problems. Assistant Professor Jal Mehta proposes to complete the research portion of a study of 25 schools, networks, and districts delivering deeper learning and to develop the study findings into an academic book and related journal publications and to promote the findings within the education reform community, specifically focusing on three audiences: 1) practitioners seeking to create deeper learning in their schools and classrooms; 2) people who guide and support this work from outside the classroom, including district, state and federal policymakers, charter management operators, teacher preparation institutions, and many others; and 3) researchers interested in building a knowledge base to undergird deeper learning.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Shorenstein Center’s Technology and Social Change research
The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School is dedicated to exploring the intersection of press, politics, and public policy. Given the rise of misinformation, the center has created the Technology and Social Change research project to rapidly build the field of critical internet studies across academia, working with policymakers, industry, and newsrooms. This grant will in part support the expansion of a shared digital research infrastructure.
for support of a new university center on economy and society
Harvard University will use this grant to create a new center that will foster research and curriculum development, as well as work with other university centers being established to cultivate a network that will develop new thinking around political economy, economy, and society.
for the Cyber Project at the Belfer Center
This grant to the Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School will provide ongoing support to its Cyber Project, which focuses its research, education, and convening around the central premise that "Cybersecurity is National Security." The Cyber Project aims to address domestic and international cybersecurity and emerging technology policy questions, while also providing recommendations and actionable policy frameworks to varied audiences. This grant will also support the Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P), which generates programming, recommendations, and publications to support stakeholders who are vital to democracy, throughout the 2020 election cycle.