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




Innovations in educational policies and programs


Rapid Response for Education

The National Math and Science Initiative aims to avert the crisis in secondary school education by replicating proven programs.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Fall 2011

Student Retention App

A new Facebook app helps incoming freshmen connect—but within the closed community of their college.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2011
KaBOOM! How One
Man Built a Movement
to Save Play
Darell Hammond

Scaling Play

KaBOOM! How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play by Darell Hammond

Reviewed By Paul Connolly | Fall 2011

How Leaders Encourage Innovation

Transformational leaders capitalize on the creativity that employees have.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Fall 2011

The Missing Link in School Reform

American educators, policymakers, and philanthropists are overselling the role of the highly skilled individual teacher and undervaluing the benefits that come from teacher collaborations.

By Carrie R. Leana | 24 | Fall 2011

Economic Influence

Private foundations that finance education in developing countries need to be more transparent in their mission and impact.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Spring 2011

Curling Up with E-Readers is using electronic reading devices to catalyze a new culture of global literacy.

By Suzie Boss | 3 | Winter 2011

Mentoring India’s Youth

The Indian higher education system centers on one test. Avanti Fellows seeks to make the system more accessible to talented but underprivileged students.

By Suzie Boss | Winter 2011

Lucrative but Deadly

As parents spend more time raising their profitable coffee crop, they spend less time attending to their children's needs.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Summer 2010

The Mouths of Gift Horses

Why nonprofits should court contributions that help both themselves and society.

By Henry E. Riggs | 1 | Summer 2010