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




Innovations in educational policies and programs


The Flattened Campus

The world's first tuition-free online university hopes to dramatically increase access to higher education.

By Suzie Boss | Spring 2010

Lessons in Courage

Against all odds, the Afghan Institute of Learning educates women and girls in a war-torn society.

By Suzie Boss | Spring 2010

Charters Rock Exam

A recent study shows that the UK's charter (like) schools fare better than standard schools on national exams.

By Alana Conner | Spring 2010

Which Fix?

Some school reformers advocate starting over, while others want to keep the same students and site. Both approaches are useful.

By Justin Cohen | Spring 2010

Strength Through Flexibility

Over the past 17 years, the Forum for African Women Educationalists has delivered high-quality education to millions of girls across 35 African countries.

By Kim Jonker | 1 | Winter 2010
Turning Oppression
into Opportunity for
Women Worldwide
Sheryl WuDunn &
Nicholas D. Kristof

Women Hold Both Sky and Solutions

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof

Reviewed By Kavita Nandini Ramdas | 3 | Winter 2010

Research: Strong Women, Strong Sector

The more empowered a country's women, the more vibrant its nonprofit sector.

By Alana Conner | Winter 2010

15 Minutes with Alan Bersin

California’s secretary of education tackles the nation’s largest school system.

By James A. Phills Jr. | Fall 2006

Trash to Treasure

Converting corporate waste into classroom tools.

By Roy Wood | Winter 2005


Project GRAD builds community support for educational reform in the inner city.

By Holly Holland | Fall 2005