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About

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

400

students

16,000

alumni worldwide

60

faculty

22

doctoral programs

James March held professorships at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Education, and School of Humanities
October 30, 2018
James G. March, professor of education, business and humanities, dies at 90
In Memoriam
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 Preschool Counts students to engage in a spatial relations activity at St. Elizabeth Seton School in Palo Alto.
August 24, 2018
Math education program brings Stanford students into the preschool classroom
Early Childhood | Faculty and Programs
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GSE Professor Thomas S. Dee has been named the Barnett Family Professor of Education.
August 13, 2018
Stanford education professor appointed to endowed chair
Education Policy | Faculty and Programs
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