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Improving lives through learning

Our mission is to produce groundbreaking research, model programs and exceptional leaders in education to achieve equitable, accessible and effective learning for all.

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Education was a founding department when Stanford opened in 1891, and its elevation to a school in 1917 expanded its mandate for service.

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Our scholars have honed education’s power as change agent both here and around the globe. Peruse specific milestones from our past that inspire confidence for our future.

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Centennial stories

To understand our history best, we look to the stories of our community: the creators, the entrepreneurs, the activists and the helpers.

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Impact and Engagement

Our scholars and practitioners work with and learn from educators across the globe. Our graduates make a difference as policymakers, innovators, teachers and researchers.

Michael Crow
May 15, 2019
GSE News
Stanford professor leads town hall on the future of higher ed with ASU President Michael Crow
Education Policy | Events | Higher Education
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Attendees at the GSE's second annual "So, What Are You Working On?" (SWAYWO) conference organized for and by students.
May 14, 2019
GSE News
Stanford education students want to know: So, what are you working on?
Alumni | Events | Students
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John Krumboltz by Linda Cicero
May 9, 2019
GSE News
Stanford Professor John D. Krumboltz, who developed the theory of planned happenstance, dies
Announcements | In Memoriam
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