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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.

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January 17, 2020
GSE News
Stanford education researchers honored for article on teaching history
Awards | Civics and History | Curriculum and Instruction
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September 19, 2019
GSE News
Nine scholars join the faculty of Stanford Graduate School of Education
Announcements | Faculty and Programs
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Veronica Lin
September 16, 2019
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Stanford GSE student named one of ‘30 under 30’ in environmental education worldwide
Announcements | Awards | Students
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