Brooke Donald

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High school teachers come to Stanford for professional development

by on July 14, 2015 3:15 pm
A new group of 107 teachers have been named 2015 Stanford Hollyhock teaching fellows. These high school teachers, representing 34 districts in 17 states and the District of Columbia, will come to Stanford this summer for the beginning of a selective two-year professional development program. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this… Read more High school teachers come to Stanford for professional development
Sam Wineburg

Wineburg elected to the National Academy of Education

by on March 24, 2015 5:28 pm
SAM WINEBURG, a leading scholar in the teaching and learning of history, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education. Founded in 1965, the NAEd advances high-quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Members serve on panels that address pressing issues in education and are engaged in academy… Read more Wineburg elected to the National Academy of Education
Nicole Ardoin

Researcher studies the long-term impact of zoos

by on December 17, 2014 4:38 pm
A visit to the zoo gives kids a chance to see animals they may never otherwise experience. It’s also an opportunity for deep engagement and learning in science. To date, however, the long-term impacts of learning science outside the classroom aren’t well known. Researchers wonder whether the lessons last, how best to connect these lessons… Read more Researcher studies the long-term impact of zoos
Kristin Richardson and Frances Pasternik

Stanford welcomes Hollyhock teaching fellows

by on July 22, 2014 4:00 am
Nearly 100 teachers from high poverty, hard-to-staff high schools have been named inaugural Stanford Hollyhock teaching fellows. The teachers, representing 39 districts in 17 states and the District of Columbia, arrived at Stanford Sunday for the beginning of their professional development program. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this cohort of teachers… Read more Stanford welcomes Hollyhock teaching fellows

Michelle Obama praises 'sound advice' of charter school student

by on April 14, 2014 4:00 am
  What do you do when MICHELLE OBAMA walks in while you’re talking about the importance of learning a second language? Keep your cool. That was the situation for East Palo Alto Academy (EPAA) student EDGAR ARROYO during a recent videoconference at Stanford. Arroyo was invited, along with four peers from his high school and… Read more Michelle Obama praises 'sound advice' of charter school student

Two Stanford professors tapped for new council on online education

by on November 18, 2013 5:00 am
Professors CARL WIEMAN and DAPHNE KOLLER have been chosen to be members of a new consortium charged with developing standards and best practices for online education. Wieman, a professor of physics and of education, and Koller, a computer science professor, join 11 other education and technology research leaders in the Global Learning Council. The council… Read more Two Stanford professors tapped for new council on online education

Stanford law Professor James Cavallaro joins watchdog group

by on June 14, 2013 4:00 am
Stanford law Professor JAMES CAVALLARO is one of the newest members of a regional watchdog group that promotes and defends human rights in the American hemisphere. Cavallaro was elected to the INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS at the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Antigua, Guatemala, earlier this month. “I… Read more Stanford law Professor James Cavallaro joins watchdog group

Stanford community invited to learn about the origins of the computer at two free exhibits

by on May 17, 2013 4:00 am
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View is hosting a weekend of free admission for members of the Stanford community. Staff, faculty and students can enjoy the main exhibit, “Revolution: The First 2,000 years of Computing,” as well as other attractions for free Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19. The Computer History Museum also is offering… Read more Stanford community invited to learn about the origins of the computer at two free exhibits

Crown Prince and Princess of Norway visit Stanford

by on May 10, 2013 4:00 am
CROWN PRINCE HAAKON OF NORWAY and his wife, CROWN PRINCESS METTE-MARIT, toured Stanford on Wednesday during an official visit to the United States that also included stops in Houston, San Francisco and Palo Alto Leading the royal couple through the Quad, University President JOHN HENNESSY shared Stanford’s history and pointed out distinctive architecture and artwork,… Read more Crown Prince and Princess of Norway visit Stanford

Stanford anthropologist's book on sickle cell in Africa gets top honors

by on April 5, 2013 4:00 am
DUANA FULLWILEY, associate professor of anthropology at Stanford, has won the Amaury Talbot Prize for most valuable work of African anthropology for her first book, The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa. The prize is given annually by the Royal Anthropological Institute. Fullwiley, a medical anthropologist, joined the Stanford… Read more Stanford anthropologist's book on sickle cell in Africa gets top honors