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Advocacy Isn’t “Soft”

Evaluating efforts to promote shifts in policy requires methods that are at once rigorous and flexible.


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Blog Posts

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  • Seventeen corporate and global education leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum 2014 in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss how they are rethinking the role of business in global education.

    By Mark Kramer & Kate Tallant | 20
  • Four schools are leading the way on unleashing the potential of next-generation changemakers.

    By Christopher Gergen & Lyndon Rego | 2
  • If we want more STEM graduates, we must promote ideas, language, people, and programs that demonstrate relevance and foster a sense of belonging.

    By Barbara McAllister | 11
  • Suzanne_Skees How a family foundation identified the nonprofit V-Day as a partner to create a new kind of scholarship program.

    By Suzanne Skees | 1
  • Human-centered design and systems thinking can help evaluate social impact in a global context.

    By Deepthi Welaratna & Garance Choko | 1
  • Business schools are failing to promote higher morals.

    By Michel Anteby | 11
  • An education organization in Pittsburgh transitions from watchdog to community engagement as its mission evolves.

    By Charrissa Lin & Christopher Keevil | 1
  • Cure Violence Founder Dr. Gary Slutkin talks about the health approach to reducing violence.

    By Rachael Chong & Melissa Fleming
  • Three ways organizations can tap into the rich resource of online learning environments.

    By Aziz Shallwani & Amit Jain | 2
  • The achievement gap between rich and poor is a complex and global challenge. Schooling alone is not meeting the needs of the poorest children. Innovative public-private partnerships for education could be part of the solution.

    By Susannah Hares & Vineet Bewtra | 30


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

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

    Featuring Matthew Schnittman
  • Justin_Cahill_headshot 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
  • Peje_Emilsson A look at new schools in Sweden that provide personalized and hands-on classroom experience.

    Featuring Peje Emilsson
  • Leslie_John_headshot Harvard business professor Leslie John reports on studies providing financial and social incentives to get people to lose weight.

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

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

    Featuring a Global Education Conference panel
  • Chris Bradford,  Co-founder of the African Leadership Academy, on the role of education 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
  • Executive Director of the Jaquelin Hume Foundation Gisèle Huff on the role of social innovation in nonprofits. 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