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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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History

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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Timeline

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.

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September 23, 2020
GSE News
Stanford professor awarded $4 million prize for education research
Announcements | Awards | Science and Math Education
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September 23, 2020
GSE News
For one Stanford junior, a community college initiative helped forge a path to the Farm
Campus Life | Science and Math Education | Students
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James G. Greeno
September 15, 2020
GSE News
Stanford professor emeritus and prominent learning sciences scholar, James G. Greeno, dies at 85
Brain and Learning Sciences | In Memoriam
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