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Innovations in educational policies and programs


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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
Chris Bradford,  Co-founder of the African Leadership Academy, on the role of education in Africa.


Education as Social Enterprise in Africa

Chris Bradford, co-founder of the African Leadership Academy, discusses the role of educational institutions in shaping the future of Africa.

Featuring Chris Bradford | Sep. 21, 2011 | 35 minutes
Executive Director of the Jaquelin Hume Foundation Gisèle Huff on the role of social innovation in nonprofits.


Philanthropy and the Free Market in Education

Jaquelin Hume Foundation Executive Director Gisele Huff talks about the foundation's investment strategy, and why innovation and technology initiatives are significant.

Featuring Gisele Huff | Aug. 10, 2011 | 25 minutes