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Bridging the Innovation Gap: From Latvia to Silicon Valley

How does innovation become part of local culture? Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis spoke at Stanford on Friday about the future of technological and entrepreneurial collaboration between Latvia and Silicon Valley.

Technology Is One Tool To Improve Education Levels Worldwide

As schools and colleges increase their investment in virtual classrooms, data analysis, and other cutting-edge tools to help students learn, educators are replacing "chalk talk" with technology and entering a new era agreed speakers at the Goldman Sachs/Stanford University Education Conference.

Shelton Challenges U.S. Business and Education Leaders to Transform Schools

Calling education "the most important problem that we have to solve in this country," an official of the U.S. Department of Education warned that other nations are doing a better job than the United States of educating their young people.

Quality Education Is a Civil Rights and Economic Must-Have

Ensuring a quality education for all students is both "the number one civil rights issue of our time and the number one economic competitive issue of our time" according to Jonathan Schnur, education reformer and cofounder of the New Leaders for New Schools nonprofit group.

Former Foes Unite to Bridge the K-12 Achievement Gap

Liberal and conservative groups are forming unprecedented alliances to improve K-12 education in the United States, sparked by a study from McKinsey & Co. that put a $700 billion price tag on the education achievement gap, Jonathan Schorr told the 2009 Stanford Business of Education Symposium.

Entrepreneurship Helps Education in Developing Countries
The entrepreneurial spirit is vital to education in developing countries, and innovative programs are yielding dividends for the future of children and youth, said participants in Stanford's fifth annual international development conference, hosted April 15 by the Graduate School of Business International Development Club and the Stanford Association for International Development. (April 2006)

Business Principles Don't Always Work in the Classroom
The current success of the charter school movement owes some credit to successfully applying business standards, says Professor Debra Meyerson. In other cases, however, such standards may backfire and actually hurt student learning. (March 2006)

Trust, Not Pedagogy, May be the Key to Educational Success
Trust among teachers, principals, parents, and students is a key to improving academic achievement, Prof. Tony Bryk told a Stanford education conference. (November 2004)

Education Official Defends No Child Left Behind
The Bush Administration's No Child Left Behind education blueprint should have bipartisan support, Nina Shokraii Rees of the Department of Education told an education conference at Stanford. After all, it was patterned on Clinton reforms. (March 2004)

Schools Need More than High Test Scores
Raising standardized test scores is a laudable goal, but if a school really wants to thrive in the long term, it needs to pay close attention to its values, argued speakers at a program discussing K-12 education. The event was co-sponsored by the Stanford Educational Leadership Leadership Institute, a joint effort by the Graduate School of Business and the School of Education, and by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, a new publication from the Business School's Center for Social Innovation. (November 2003)

School Progress Should Be as Easy to Track as Stocks, says U.S. Educational Technology Director Bailey
Technology should make it as easy for parents to track their children's progress in school as it is to track stock portfolios, yet many schools don't take advantage of the information available to them, John Bailey, director of educational technology for the U.S. Department of Education, told a Business School education conference. (March 2003)

Schools Need to Develop Leaders, San Diego Education Chief Tells Conference
In a new joint initiative, Stanford's Graduate School of Business will join the School of Education to share knowledge and help redesign schools for the future. The joint venture opened Oct 23 with a symposium called "Developing Educational Entrepreneurship: Redesigning Schools for the 21st Century." (October 2002)