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Through stories about our research, we communicate new ideas and discoveries that help drive decisions in classrooms and beyond.

Photo of Francis Pearman
October 16, 2019
Racial disparities in school discipline are linked to the achievement gap between black and white students nationwide, according to Stanford-led study
Education Policy | Poverty and Inequality | Race and Equity
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October 14, 2019
When it comes to teaching science, culture and language matter, Stanford education scholar says
Curriculum and Instruction | Diversity and Identity | Science and Math Education
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October 1, 2019
‘Embrace the struggle’: Stanford education professor challenges common beliefs about teaching and learning
Brain and Learning Sciences | Parenting | Teaching
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Photo of Sean Reardon in front of U.S. map showing school achievement data
September 23, 2019
School poverty—not racial composition—limits educational opportunity, according to new research from Stanford
Data Science | Poverty and Inequality | Race and Equity
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September 17, 2019
What do teens care about? Stanford education researchers uncover top concerns in letters to presidential candidates
Civics and History | Language and Literacy | Students
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August 7, 2019
Stanford researchers investigate how the brain changes with different learning experiences
Brain and Learning Sciences | Learning Differences | Research and Practice
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July 29, 2019
“If you don’t have a strong supply of well-prepared teachers, nothing else in education can work”
Education Policy | School Leadership | Teaching
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June 24, 2019
Poll finds that California voters rank early childhood education spending below other educational priorities
Early Childhood | Education Policy
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June 21, 2019
What does it mean to be environmentally literate?
Curriculum and Instruction | Research and Practice | Teaching
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May 23, 2019
After stroke, Stanford education scholar learns a different way to teach again
Faculty and Programs | Learning Differences | Teaching
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May 15, 2019
Schools that received state funds to expand career training programs saw lower dropout rates, Stanford researcher finds
Curriculum and Instruction | Education Policy | K-12
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April 17, 2019
Will design-thinking strategies benefit students after class is dismissed?
Innovation | Research and Practice | Teaching
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