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U.S. schools are badly lagging in web connectivity; not because they aren’t connected, but because their pipes are too small.

Resource: News Article

TeachAIDS, a nonprofit spun out of Stanford in 2009, targets its highly successful animated AIDS education software to specific cultures. Its most recent success: a national "TeachAIDS Day" in Botswana.

Resource: News Article
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Research shows that modest school interventions can help raise grades and improve health and happiness.

Resource: News Article
[photo - Professor Jo Boaler]

Studies have shown that the root of the math gender gap is not differences in innate skills, but settings that undermine girls' confidence. In her research, School of Education Professor Jo Boaler has found more equitable ways to teach math.

Resource: News Article

Students who used the "Reading Like a Historian" curriculum outperformed their peers in traditional history classrooms, study finds.

Resource: News Article

U.S. schools are badly lagging in web connectivity; not because they aren’t connected, but because their pipes are too small.

Resource: News Article

TeachAIDS, a nonprofit spun out of Stanford in 2009, targets its highly successful animated AIDS education software to specific cultures. Its most recent success: a national "TeachAIDS Day" in Botswana.

Resource: News Article
[photo - diversity]

Research shows that modest school interventions can help raise grades and improve health and happiness.

Resource: News Article
[photo - Professor Jo Boaler]

Studies have shown that the root of the math gender gap is not differences in innate skills, but settings that undermine girls' confidence. In her research, School of Education Professor Jo Boaler has found more equitable ways to teach math.

Resource: News Article

Students who used the "Reading Like a Historian" curriculum outperformed their peers in traditional history classrooms, study finds.

Resource: News Article
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Winter 2011

The Indian higher education system centers on one test, given on one day. Avanti Fellows seeks to make the system more accessible to talented but underprivileged students.

Resource: Stanford Social Innovation Review Article
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Winter 2011

Study suggests that for young volunteers, it’s not just about résumé padding.

Resource: Stanford Social Innovation Review Article
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Winter 2011

Health education is at a crossroads, and interactive computer games may be a guiding force.

Resource: Stanford Social Innovation Review Article
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Winter 2011

Break Away connects campuses and communities to promote service-learning trips that inspire lifelong citizenship.

Resource: Stanford Social Innovation Review Article
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Fall 2010

With these seven levers, social entrepreneurs can foster change in everything from affordable housing to child welfare to poverty alleviation.

Resource: Stanford Social Innovation Review Article

High school kids restore faith in the next generation of social change. 

Resource: Blog Post

The opportunity has come to reframe, rethink, re-set, and re-build some of the things we take most for granted.

Resource: Blog Post

A new study says arts education should be expanded.

Resource: Blog Post

Offshoring of jobs will be disruptive, but can be managed.

Resource: Blog Post

Should private money be given to schools?

Resource: Blog Post
Video/Audio : All | Audio | Video
[photo - Sara Chamberlain]

"People can learn from mobile phones," says Sara Chamberlain, Head of Interactive for BBC World Trust and developer. She launched BBC Janala to "raise the language skills of 25 million people in Bangladesh by 2017". She speaks with host Sheela Sethuraman about how 3 million people already started learning English with in some cases the most basic handsets. According to Chamberlain, making English accessible affordably could be "a ticket out of poverty" for the people of Bangladesh.

Resource: Audio
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As educational leaders, how much time do we spend on political and policy issues? That question frames this 2010 NewSchools Summit session, which features an accomplished panel of educational reformers who provide insight on how to be politically savvy in the broader landscape. Focusing on the operational is not enough to drive impact and results to advance educational progress - leaders create systems of change when they devote energy and resources in political action and advocacy.
Resource: Audio
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Technological progress has fostered new opportunities for teaching and learning, inside and outside of the classroom. From Sesame Street to netbooks to social networks, the students of today are using technology in numerous ways to enrich their learning experience and prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow. This panel of educational entrepreneurs from the NewSchools Summit explores the ideas, outcomes, and possibilities that result from technology-enabled solutions that transform a student's approach to learning.
Resource: Audio
[photo - Picture: Mic]

An Inconvenient Truth sparked national attention to global warming, as did the film Food, Inc. to food issues. Now, three new films, including Academy Award winning director David Guggenheim's Waiting for "Superman", focus on education reform, bringing the United State's school system into the hearts and minds of the American public. Panelists involved in these films gather at the 2010 NewSchools Summit, and speak on how these powerful films can inspire action and advocacy from the broader audience.

Resource: Audio

Challenging the status quo of the current state of our school systems, those at the top in Washington speak on federal education reform at the 2010 NewSchools Summit. In a conversation with NewSchools CEO Ted Mitchell, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor Congressman George Miller, discuss proposals to dramatically transform public education by scaling the impact of social innovations and applying result-oriented approaches.

Resource: Audio
[Video-We Don't Know What Makes Us Happy (But We Think We Do) ]

What makes us happy? Turns out, the ten dollars to a nonprofit is often more meaningful than the graduate degree.

Resource: Video
[Video-New Biodesign Book Tackles Innovation: Prof. Stefanos Zenios]

Q&A with Stefano Zenios on his new book, Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies.

Resource: Video
[Video-Bridging the K-12 Achievement Gap]
Faced with the high cost of eliminating the achievement gap, groups are reaching across the aisle to improve public education.
Resource: Video
[Video-Eric Schmidt of Google: Change Creates Opportunity]

"I think this is by far the best time to be graduating, not the worst," says Eric Schmidt (March 10, 2009).

Resource: Video
[Video-Fill Classrooms with Committed Teachers]

Teach For America places thousands of energetic and committed college graduates as teachers in under-resourced schools for their first jobs. Founder Wendy Kopp shares why and how she started the organization in 1980, and the progress Teach For America has been making ever since.

Resource: Video
[photo - Chris Bradford]
How can one social enterprise help transform Africa into a peaceful and prosperous continent? By developing and supporting its future leaders, says Chris Bradford in this university podcast. Speaking at the 2011 Stanford Africa Forum, Bradford discusses his personal journey to co-found African Leadership Academy and how the organization is influencing the continent's future.
Resource: Audio
What can the for-profit market bring to K-12 education reform, and how can philanthropy help such efforts? In this audio interview with host Ashkon Jafari, Gisèle Huff, executive director of the Jaquelin Hume Foundation, discusses the foundation's investment strategy in this regard. She touches on lessons the organization has learned, and what the average citizen can do to raise American education standards.
Resource: Audio
[Video-Global Education Conference]

Business and technological innovations are pushing education everywhere to the brink of great change. What is the potential for global education today?

Resource: Video
Want to make sure American schoolchildren have enough pencils for a poetry writing unit, violins for a school recital, or microscope slides for a biology class? Go to DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy to support any classroom project request nationwide. In this audio interview with host Ashkon Jafari, CEO Charles Best talks about the organization's humble beginnings, its use of cross-sector collaboration, its current initiatives, and the impact it is having in America's classrooms.
Resource: Audio
[Video-Reengineering Aid: Sir Richard Feachem ]

What impact has aid had on health in developing countries? Has it had an impact?

Resource: Video
Case Studies : All | Academic Cases
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Green Dot is charter management organization that is bringing high-performance to Los Angeles, an area traditionally plagued by dismal graduating case. This case explores Green Dots the advantages and disadvantages of transformative strategy to reach a 'tipping point' in Los Angeles' educational community. 

Resource: Academic Case
[photo - James A. Phills]

Teach for America, a nonprofit that places talented college graduates in teaching positions in under-resourced areas, needed to expand its placements in the San Francisco Bay Area. Case A details the challenges of TFA’s attempt to expand into the San Francisco Unified School District.

Resource: Academic Case
[photo - James A. Phills]

Teach for America, a nonprofit that places talented college graduates in teaching positions in under-resourced areas, needed to expand its placements in the San Francisco Bay Area. Case B details the outcome of TFA’s attempt to expand into the San Francisco Unified School District.

Resource: Academic Case
[photo - Robert A. Burgelman]

The Grove Foundation's Grove Scholars Program promotes access to vocational education and training. Key foundation personnel consider how well they have been performing toward their mission.

Resource: Academic Case
[photo - David P. Baron]

The director of a successful school in Botswana was planning her retirement. How could she institutionalize processes she had personally overseen that had led to the school's excellence?

Resource: Academic Case
[photo - Laura K. Arrillaga]

Planned Parenthood is looking for funding to assess the Sand Hill Foundation’s Teen Success Program for replication. Those involved in the program hope to more constructively engage stakeholders in the evaluation process, monitor the program’s impact, and take action on evaluation results.

Resource: Academic Case
[photo - James A. Phills]

San Diego City Schools' leaders are faced with a choice: Should they continue reform efforts begun four years earlier, knowing that results so far have been mixed? Or should they modify their reform strategy?

Resource: Academic Case
[photo - David W. Brady]

An innovative public school’s foundation considers new strategic directions in the wake of the school’s conversion to an independent charter. Will it become an advocacy organization, a think tank, an educational consultant—or choose another path?

Resource: Academic Case
[photo - William F. Meehan III]

This case describes the formation, management, and challenges of a prep school founded in a depressed urban community. It focuses on fundraising, performance measurement, faculty recruiting, growth, and managing culture.

Resource: Academic Case
[photo - William F. Meehan III]

The Quest Scholars Program faces strategic growth issues. Can the founders refine their mission, replicate their program, and support a financially responsible and sustainable organization?

Resource: Academic Case
[photo - Maureen F. McNichols]

Greg Widmyer is contemplating the financial structure of a new for-profit company that provides after-school educational programs. He seeks funding for this venture, which he hopes to establish as a scalable and sustainable organization.

Resource: Academic Case

In December 2000, New Schools Venture Fund was debating the role it should play in helping a for-profit investee, LearnNow, attract new capital. Should New Schools, a public charity seeking to improve K-12 education, be investing in for-profit ventures?

Resource: Academic Case

In December 2000, New Schools Venture Fund was debating whether, as a public charity seeking to improve K-12 education, it should be investing in for-profit ventures. Part B of the case provides an update on how New Schools Venture Fund is approaching these questions.

Resource: Academic Case

The new executive director of the Coalition of Essential Schools urgently needed to develop a new and sustainable fundraising strategy. He also faced other challenges around organizational structure, value proposition, marketing, and operations.

Resource: Academic Case
Research Papers : All

Lawyers for students applauded the settlement of a major class-action lawsuit on behalf of needy students in California, saying that it would provide high-quality teachers, enough books, and decent facilities for students who had never had them. Other observers predicted the settlement could lead to cumbersome state oversight.

Resource: Research Paper

Students should be compelled to go to college so that they may succeed in society as adults, but many do not get the correct information about what is required to succeed in higher education. The knowledge and skills that are taught in high schools are different from college entrance and placement requirements.

Resource: Research Paper
[photo - Henry Peter Blair]

The 2005 G8 debt relief plan certainly sounds generous, but researchers caution it is unlikely to result in large benefits for struggling countries.

Resource: Research Paper
Courses : All

Students learn about the relationship between political analysis and policy formulation in education. The course focuses on alternative models of the political process, the nature of interest groups, political strategies, community power, the external environment of organizations, and the implementation of policy.

Resource: MBA Course

This course explores topics such as the value of college and graduate degrees and the utilization of highly educated graduates. It also looks at issues such as faculty labor markets, careers, and workload; costs, pricing, and discounting of education; merit aid; access to higher education; sponsored research; academic medical centers; and technology and productivity.

Resource: MBA Course
Innovators : All

Ruth Bolan is giving voice to indigenous peoples of the Pacific Island. She funds documentaries that bring their culture and challenges to millions of viewers.

Resource: CSI Affiliates

Mary Margaret Sloan fires up young people by placing them in environmental service jobs around the country. Her goal is to train the next generation of conservation leaders.

Resource: Alumni
[photo - Peter Hero]

Peter Hero has been helping philanthropists make a social impact for two decades. He's now inspiring students to get involved in social entrepreneurship.

Resource: Alumni
[photo - Katherine Boas]

Katherine Boas created the Barefoot MBA curriculum with her classmate Scott Raymond while a student in the Stanford MBA program. Her ambition? To teach the world’s poorest entrepreneurs the basic business skills they need to make better decisions with their microloans.

Resource: Alumni

Jake Harriman starts seed projects in extremely stressed areas of the world. He works to help people lift themselves out of poverty in five years.

Resource: Alumni

What would a Romney or Obama presidency mean for schools and universities? At Stanford's Education and Society Theme dorm recently, Hoover Fellow Eric Hanushek and School of Education Professor Emeritus Michael Kirst waded through the candidates' proposals.

Resource: News Article
[Video-Education for Everyone]

Co-founder Andrew Ng, also the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab and an associate professor in computer science at Stanford, presented at the Leading Education By Advancing Digital (LEAD) Symposium held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in September 2012. 

Resource: Video

A startup helps school-based instructors of math and English team up with digital teachers.

Resource: News Article

U.S. schools are badly lagging in web connectivity; not because they aren’t connected, but because their pipes are too small.

Resource: News Article

TeachAIDS, a nonprofit spun out of Stanford in 2009, targets its highly successful animated AIDS education software to specific cultures. Its most recent success: a national "TeachAIDS Day" in Botswana.

Resource: News Article
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