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December 2014

Researchers map the state of literacy in rural Africa

A new Stanford study delves into the reading climate in Rwanda and examines what methods work to foster literacy.

A young student takes a reading assessment in the hills of the Gicumbi district in rural Rwanda (Photo by Elliott Friedlander)
Stanford announces full-tuition fellowships for future teachers
Jessica Uy, second from right, who graduated from the Stanford Teacher Education Program in 2007, teaches math at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, Calif.

The Stanford Teacher Education Program prepares the "best and brightest" to be outstanding teachers and leaders within and beyond their classrooms.

Gender equity in Turkey: Alum's journey to becoming an advocate for girls' education
Batuhan Aydagül, MA ’02, in 2013 outside the Education Reform Initiative's office in the Karakoy neighborhood of Istanbul. (Photo courtesy of ERI)

Batuhan Aydagül’s studies in the International Education Policy Analysis program prepared him to lead a "think-and-do" tank in Istanbul.

Los Angeles schools embrace different vision of history, with lessons from Stanford group
Highlights from GSE Reunion 2014: CWOQs, tailgate and slideshow
Robert Calfee, reading education scholar, dies at 81
New initiatives bolster Stanford's partnership with San Francisco schools
Students in a San Francisco classroom. Photo by Sonia Savio/SFUSD

The $5 million effort provides new ways for the San Francisco Unified School District to benefit from Graduate School of Education research expertise.

Text messaging program helps boost language skills in preschoolers, study finds
Stanford researchers find promising results from program that uses text messages, like this one, to support parents in helping their children learn to read. (Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service)

Stanford researchers found that the texts, which prompted parents to engage in literacy activities with their kids, had a positive impact on learning.

Researchers: Schools that offer students more choice tend to be more cliquish
Prof. Bruce McCandliss looks at how educational experiences change the brain
Study: Having a summer job may boost school attendance
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