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Innovations in educational policies and programs


Global Issues

From the Marine Corps to Kenya: Ending Extreme Poverty

After experience in Iraq as a part of the Marine Corps, Jake returned to business school and took on the challenge to alleviate extreme poverty. From this effort, Nuru was launched in 2008.

Featuring Jake Harriman | Oct. 23, 2014 | 13 minutes,


Bringing Technology-Based Learning to Urban Mexico

ENOVA was recently recognized as the winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Education category for its incredible social impact.

Featuring Jorge Camil Starr | 2 | Oct. 23, 2014 | 42 minutes


Teaching with Interactive Simulations

Katherine Perkins discusses what differentiates Physics Education Technology (PhET), and the range of students that have benefited.

Featuring Katherine Perkins | Oct. 9, 2012 | 23 minutes


Enhancing Educational Data Systems

In this Stanford University podcast, president Matthew Schnittman discusses the organization’s model for service delivery, and where it’s headed.

Featuring Matthew Schnittman | Aug. 21, 2012 | 12 minutes


Investing in Education in China

Justin Cahill talks about how his enterprise built a company called RISE, which now boasts 30,000 children learning English in more than 100 learning centers in one of the fastest-growing markets in world.

Featuring Justin Cahill | Aug. 16, 2012 | 11 minutes


GS | SU Global Education Conference: Kunskapsskolan Case Study

A look at new schools in Sweden that provide personalized and hands-on classroom experience.

Featuring Peje Emilsson | Aug. 8, 2012 | 11 minutes


Promoting Health Through Weight Loss

Harvard business professor Leslie John reports on studies providing financial and social incentives to get people to lose weight.

Featuring Leslie John | Jul. 31, 2012 | 33 minutes

Improving Educational Achievement for Minorities

Stanford assistant professor Greg Walton examines a psychological factor that contributes to inequalities between socially marginalized and non-marginalized groups.

Featuring Greg Walton | Jul. 18, 2012 | 37 minutes


How to Cultivate the Best Teachers

Teachers play a key role in influencing the future not only of students, but of the country and world as a whole. What contributes to teacher effectiveness?

Featuring a Global Education Conference panel | 1 | Oct. 26, 2011 | 54 minutes


Addressing the K-12 Crisis

Educators, administrators, academics, business people, and politicians talk about potential solutions, what’s working, and what isn’t.

Featuring a Global Education Conference panel | Oct. 12, 2011 | 34 minutes