Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change




Innovations in educational policies and programs


Stories out of School

The movement to reform public schools through competition and testing is a "hoax," according to a one-time promoter of the movement.


When Good Is Not Good Enough

The sector needs to shift its attention from modest goals that provide short-term relief to bold goals that provide long-term solutions.


Across the Digital Divide

One Laptop per Child Australia has developed a visionary program to bring digital technology to children in remote areas.


Poverty and Achievement, Revisited

Enrollment in a classroom with a high poverty rate doesn't necessarily affect individual student performance.


Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Looking beyond the region's prominent conflicts, Startup Rising instead examines a quieter development in the Middle East: a surprising, burgeoning entrepreneurship.

By Christopher M. Schroeder | 1 | Aug. 13, 2013

Creating a Sunny World

Solnechny Mir (Our Sunny World) is a Russian rehabilitation center that hosts more than 250 children and their families each week.


Keeping Kids in School

With hard data and soft skills, Communities in Schools fine-tunes its model to reduce dropout rates.


A New Spin on Student Loans

Social Finance Inc. offers a network-based alternative to government-sponsored student loan programs.


The Return of Segregation

Racial integration in US schools has declined in the wake of recent court decisions to release districts from earlier desegregation orders.


Reshaping U.S. Public Education Policy

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.