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




Innovations in educational policies and programs


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

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