Universities: A Container to Fit the Contained

In leadership and innovation, four U.S. schools of education stand out:

Harvard, Stanford, Chicago and Columbia Teachers. Of the four, the Harvard Graduate School of Education is currently taking the boldest measures to cope with education's imponderable future. A yearlong, soul-searching study recently examined the school's aims and responsibilities—and last week the school dedicated a new building in which, as Architect William W. Caudill put it, "the container fits the contained."

The new Roy Edward Larsen Hall is named for a former president of the

Harvard Board of Overseers, a member of the...

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