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Diversity and Inclusion

Stanford Graduate School of Education is committed to creating an environment in which everyone can thrive, learn, and contribute meaningfully to addressing the most pressing education issues in our diverse communities.

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A letter from the Chief Inclusion Officer

We live in challenging times. The centuries-long fight for racial justice has reached a crescendo in 2020 in ways that have involved and affected many of you. In education, the global pandemic has further laid bare—and exacerbated—the inequities that continue to limit access to quality learning.

This moment in history demands that we look closely at how we can fight anti-Black racism and how it affects students and educators. At the GSE, our focus continues to be on providing—and helping our students learn to provide—equitable, accessible, and effective learning for all.

Through responsive teaching and innovative research, our faculty members focus on equity every day. Our research centers examine how issues of equity affect students, educators, and schools. And our students, faculty and staff see equity and inclusion as central to our mission of creating new and better ways to achieve high-quality education for all.

We may not have all the answers. But the quest for knowledge and the search for truth are exciting, worthwhile endeavors. Join us in creating the world we want to see.

Eric Abrams
Chief Inclusion Officer, Stanford Graduate School of Education

GSE demographics, 2019-2020

Stanford makes available data on the composition of the university community since 2010. The university plans to improve and refine the data it collects, reflecting identities as people experience them, including gender, intersectionality, and invisible differences.

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Announcing the GSE Inclusion Council

Launching winter quarter 2021, the GSE Office of Inclusion is creating a new council to strengthen and broaden inclusive leadership school-wide. Comprised of faculty, staff, and students, the council will work with the Chief Inclusion Officer to further inclusivity, equity, and racial justice in the GSE community through concrete strategies and plans.

We welcome involvement! To learn more about the Inclusion Council or provide input, contact Eric Abrams. To nominate yourself or another member of the GSE community to the council, please press the button below, and submit the form by December 15, 2020.


Connect with us

On any matters or questions of diversity and inclusion at the GSE, Eric Abrams would be happy to hear from you at

Report an incident

GSE students, staff, and faculty are invited to discuss and report incidents or concerns with Eric Abrams at this dedicated email account:

Meet our community

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Victor Lee, Associate Professor
Studying novel technologies for STEM education
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Sergio Rosas, '09, LDT '18
Building greater economic opportunity
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Magdalena Gross
Magdalena Gross, Senior Research Associate
Learning about complicated histories
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