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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – Recent books by faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business include the selected works of Nobel laureate William Sharpe, a look at communication across academic disciplines by Myra Strober, and two books on human “bounded rationality” in politics by Jonathan Bendor. A book on corporate governance is due [...]

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STANFORD UNIVESITY – All high school students should be fluent in a language other than English, and it’s a matter of national urgency. So says Russell Berman – and as president of the Modern Language Association (MLA), his opinion carries some clout. “To worry about globalization without supporting a big increase in language learning is [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Ayodeji, a woman in Nigeria, runs a small catering operation out of her home. To expand and thrive, she needs business expertise and access to capital.  Enter the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program, launched three years ago. The global financial services firm started the nonprofit initiative to provide business [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Calling education “the most important problem that we have to solve in this country,” an official of the U.S. Department of Education warned that other nations are doing a better job than the United States of educating their young people. Too often American business and education remain “silos sitting [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Along with the excitement and anticipation that come with heading off to college, freshmen often find questions of belonging lurking in the background: Am I going to make friends? Are people going to respect me? Will I fit in? Those concerns are trickier for black students and others who are often stereotyped [...]

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Leadership. Innovation. Simple solutions. Those are principles instilled in students at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. They are also principles Penny Pritzker, JD/MBA ’84, calls upon to help improve the quality of education for America’s school children. In a heartfelt speech before 350 GSB faculty and alumni on March 2, Chicago businesswoman, civic [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY – “Spending time in the presence of works of great beauty can powerfully change your life,” says, Joshua Landy, co-director of Stanford’s Philosophy and Literature Initiative. Relaxed in his Stanford office Landy can seem like a low-key kind of guy, but he has sounded a rallying cry for the defense of the humanities. [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Back in the 1970s, Stanford professor Myra Strober wanted to understand how elementary school teaching became an occupation dominated by women. The trouble was the young economists in her interdisciplinary research group focused on statistical data from the 19th century, while the historians favored anecdotal evidence from teacher diaries. Neither faction [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY – Education spending in America has more than doubled in the last four decades – yet math and reading scores have flat-lined. What’s the remedy? A panel of educators at Stanford cautioned against the quick policy cures implied in the explosive Waiting for Superman. The controversial film, (directed by Davis Guggenheim of An [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY,  Economic Policy Institute — Student test scores are not reliable indicators of teacher effectiveness, even with the addition of value-added modeling (VAM), a new Economic Policy Institute report by leading testing experts finds. Though VAM methods have allowed for more sophisticated comparisons of teachers than were possible in the past, they are still [...]

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