Education

"If you don't have a high school education in America, you are chained to limited options," Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., told the Goldman Sachs/Stanford University Global Education Conference.
Data, its uses, abuses, influence, and future possibilities--was the focus of attention for sold-out TEDx conference attendees who gathered at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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The Stanford Graduate School of Business opens the Knight Management Center, a new facility of eight buildings around three quads designed to support an innovative MBA curriculum. The center is expected to achieve the highest LEED Platinum® rating for environmental sustainability from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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.
Public education that prepares a workforce for tomorrow's needs is the cause that most challenges her, said Penny Pritzker, JD/MBA '84, the 2011 recipient of the business school's Arbuckle Award.
By 2040 Africa will have a larger workforce than China or India, speakers told a Stanford Africa Forum 2011 conference, exploring opportunities for business development in the 50-plus nations of that continent whose business opportunities are often overlooked.
The academic reward system, and indeed the very way experts become trained in their academic disciplines, make it difficult for researchers to learn to talk to peers from other areas of academia, says Professor Myra Strober in a new book.
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A five-day MBA course on putting together a business plan took place in an online environment as part of a distance-learning experiment.
MBAs visited Manyangana High School, South Africa.
Each year, MBA student trips offer a brief but intensive learning experience in parts of the world of interest to Business School students. Alumni or classmates who have previously worked or studied in the countries involved may help students arrange meetings with leaders of major corporations and nonprofit agencies, as well as governmental leaders. Here are some observations from trip...
The Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford offered a new Design Thinking Boot Camp: From Insights to Innovation.  The executive education course used hands-on projects to teach a design thinking process that helps organizational leaders drive innovation.

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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.
Public education that prepares a workforce for tomorrow's needs is the cause that most challenges her, said Penny Pritzker, JD/MBA '84, the 2011 recipient of the business school's Arbuckle Award.
By 2040 Africa will have a larger workforce than China or India, speakers told a Stanford Africa Forum 2011 conference, exploring opportunities for business development in the 50-plus nations of that continent whose business opportunities are often overlooked.
MBA avatars
A five-day MBA course on putting together a business plan took place in an online environment as part of a distance-learning experiment.
The Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford offered a new Design Thinking Boot Camp: From Insights to Innovation.  The executive education course used hands-on projects to teach a design thinking process that helps organizational leaders drive innovation.
MBAs visited Manyangana High School, South Africa.
Each year, MBA student trips offer a brief but intensive learning experience in parts of the world of interest to Business School students. Alumni or classmates who have previously worked or studied in the countries involved may help students arrange meetings with leaders of major corporations and nonprofit agencies, as well as governmental leaders. Here are some observations from trip...
Pulin Sanghvi, MBA '97, has been named assistant dean and director of the Career Management Center which offers career counseling and placement services for business school students.

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