- June 08, 2014
Inequitable education class actions are not new. For decades, many states have been sued for not giving low-income children the opportunities provided in affluent communities. But this suit is different. Previous class actions focused on inadequate funds, teacher quality, facilities and materials, such as textbooks. This suit is about insufficient and inequitable time for learning. Stanford University economist Eric Hanushek, who chronicled unequal education suits in his book “Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses,” said this complaint is “something new” that focuses on “what the students are getting in the classroom.
- June 06, 2014
- May 30, 2014
The Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford Graduate School of Education has won a $4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education. The funding will support about 30 doctoral students and promote the latest skills in education policy research with two- and four-year fellowships in a variety of disciplines.
- May 29, 2014
We have come a long way since the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core standards in 2010. The transition requires comprehensive policy changes. Policy changes thus far have helped streamline systems that were outdated or out of sync with how 21st century school systems should operate.
In addition to Common Core standards in English language arts and math, we have adopted new English language development standards and an implementation plan. We have also adopted the Next Generation Science Standards to improve science education and to better prepare and engage students in more in-depth science, computing and engineering courses. Our goal is to ensure that all students graduate prepared for college and careers.
- May 27, 2014
Congratulations to Eric Taylor and Ilana Umansky for receiving National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship 2014. The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
- May 27, 2014
Eric Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, discusses his research on "U.S. Students from Educated Families Lag in International Tests"
- Have We Identified Effective Teachers? Validating Measures of Effective Teaching Using Random AssignmentMay 26, 2014
Douglas Staiger, John French Professor in Economics at Dartmouth College, talks on his paper "Have We Identified Effective Teachers? Validating Measures of Effective Teaching Using Random Assignment" at Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis.
- May 26, 2014
Wendy Tokuda speaks about "Students Rising Above," a nationally recognized television series she has spearheaded for over sixteen years on low-income, San Francisco Bay Area teenagers who have overcome great adversity at Stanford's Workshop on Poverty, Inequality, and Education.
- May 26, 2014
- May 25, 2014
- May 23, 2014
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), in partnership with EdSource, is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar featuring California's Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor on Governor Brown's May Revision of the 2014-15 state budget, what it means for schools and the fiscal outlook for education funding generally.
- May 20, 2014
Jim Soland, Doctoral Candidate of Stanford Graduate School of Education, discusses his research of Is a Good Teacher a Good Teacher for All? Comparing Value-Added of Teachers with Their English Learners and Non-English Learners
- May 19, 2014
There is now little doubt that digital technology will change the character of teaching and learning in fundamental ways, but large questions remain unanswered. Should we expect new technology to enhance educational equity or create new kinds of inequality? What kinds of teachers and learners should new technologies first serve? Who will make the necessary investments in building education’s digital future?
- May 16, 2014
Victor Hugo's 19th century remark, "He who opens a school door closes a prison," still holds true today.
The relationship between education and incarceration was made starkly clear at Stanford's 2014 Cubberley Lecture, where actress Anna Deveare Smith brought to life the difficulties facing disadvantaged youth in American schools through a series of humorous, gritty and brutally honest monologues.
Deveare Smith, acclaimed for her roles on TV shows like The West Wing and Nurse Jackie, is known for bringing academic rigor to her theatrical creations. In portraying the sobering reality of disadvantaged youth caught in the school-to-prison pipeline, Deveare Smith challenged us to do better.
- May 12, 2014
- Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial of the Responsive Classroom Approach: Lessons Learned from Looking Inside ClassroomsMay 12, 2014