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Strategic Initiatives

We are investing in new programs, spaces, research ideas and learning opportunities to tackle education's grand challenges.

It is through these initiatives that we can begin fulfilling our promise to society and help create a better future for all.

Transforming Education with Data

Be a vanguard in the field of educational data science and learning analytics and create teaching programs that develop new talent.

Learning Differences and the Future of Special Education

Build a premier research and training program to advance interdisciplinary scholarship that pioneers new strategies to help diverse learners.

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Developing Leaders of Education

Innovate and sustain model programs that prepare teachers, administrators and industry leaders to continue learning, adapting, and realizing positive change.

Identities, Diversity and Equity in Learning

Foster diverse learning communities and grow a cross-disciplinary specialization that advances our understanding and abilities to address major factors that perpetuate educational disparities.

Advancing Early Childhood Learning

Pursue strategies to understand and improve young children's learning and development as it influences their opportunities to thrive in school.

Ventures for Impact

Generate and test new models for accelerating inquiry to impact - leveraging partnerships with institutions and educators worldwide, and technologies to extend reach.

Sustaining Excellence

Continue to invest in foundational research that deepens our knowledge of education at home and abroad, and maintain model training programs that cultivate leaders in the field.

State-of-the-Art Spaces

Create the space, tools and technology to support conversations and collaborations that fuel modern educational research, convening and training.

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Grand Challenges

We have identified nine grand challenges in education where Stanford can drive transformative breakthroughs.

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Discover. Innovate. Drive Change.

To answer educations's grand challenges, we must discover new knowledge, innovate new ideas and put those ideas to work in the world.

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Strategic Initiatives

New programs, research areas and spaces will help us accelerate progress on education’s grand challenges.

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