Kathy Pham's early reflections on the switch to online teaching

A recent stuffy nose last week prompted Kathy Pham, an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center, to pilot an online session for her class—even before Harvard issued its update on COVID-19. Pham reflects on how to engage students in a virtual environment and discusses concerns about ensuring accessibility and maintaining best practices.

Leading by Example: Omar Yanar MPP 2010 is building a school that will take kids from hopelessness to college

El Paso Leadership Academy is a tuition-free public charter school for sixth-to-eighth graders in El Paso, Texas, that primarily serves low-income minority students. The school teaches leadership through a set of core values: collaboration, responsibility, smarts, humility, and hunger.

Professor Ron Ferguson explains the formula for raising successful children.

Black men and the struggle for work

William Julius Wilson reflects on the connection between race and employment. To confront poverty and inequality in the inner city, he says, we must recognize the complex, interrelated problems facing poor black families.