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




Innovations in educational policies and programs


Student Retention App

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

By Suzie Boss | 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 | 22 | 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

Joanne Weiss

Joanne Weiss is in charge of the federal government’s $4.3 billion Race to the Top Fund, a new program that is funding innovations in K-12 education.

By Eric Nee | 2 | Spring 2010

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