Lytics Lab’s newly launched “Year of Learning,” is a year-long initiative to examine how learning has occurred at Stanford in the past, how it takes place now, and what it will look like in the future.
Earlier this month, Linda Darling-Hammond, emeritus professor of education, announced the founding of the Learning Policy Institute, a new education think-tank that strives to facilitate education reforms needed in the 21st century. Darling-Hammond is a veteran educator, having served as school teacher, professor, director of President Obama’s education policy transition team, and now, CEO of the think tank. Darling-Hammond elaborated on her ideas to cope with some of the most pressing issues in the field of education.
Professor of Philosophy Patrick Suppes died on Nov. 17.
Other than that, I love everything about Stanford. One thing I really appreciate about Stanford is the strong sense of community. In Chicago, school and home were quite separate, but at Stanford they’re one.
Professor of Education Sean Reardon recently published a controversial New York Times opinion piece titled “No Rich Child Left Behind,” in which he detailed his research on the widening achievement gap between students from high- and low-income families.
In an effort to encourage collaboration and independent inquiry among students, a Graduate School of Education (GSE) program founded in 2005 has leveraged mobile devices to offer an interactive learning experience to 23,000 students in 25 countries.
A surge of undergraduate interest in the field of education has led to both a significant rise in the number of education minors and the formation of Stanford’s first pre-professional education group, according to Graduate School of Education (GSE) administrators.
California Governor Jerry Brown announced a proposal last week for a balanced 2013-14 state budget, directing more funding into education.