A Graduate School of Education team is coaching hundreds of L.A. teachers to encourage students to think like a historian.
Though some signs point to Japan falling into recession, Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi disagrees and says it is premature to judge the effectiveness of Japan's new approach to its economy.
Stanford economist Matthew O. Jackson says that laws that ignore social norms may backfire, whether the issue is taxes in 2014 or deadly duels in France in 1626.
Stanford research reaffirms that right-to-carry gun laws are connected with an increase in violent crime. This debunks – with the latest empirical evidence – earlier claims that more guns actually lead to less crime.
Schools that offer students more choice are more likely to be rank-ordered, cliquish and segregated by race, age, gender and social status.
Immigrants represented by attorneys far more likely to win deportation cases, Stanford law clinic study finds
A new research report shows that a detainee with legal representation is three times more likely to avoid deportation than someone thrown into the legal system on his or her own.
Early results from a program designed by Stanford psychologists show that educating parents on how to talk with their toddlers can improve the kids' language development.
Stanford finance Professor Anat Admati says requiring financial institutions to use significantly more equity funding can yield big benefits to society.
Tanya Luhrmann says that Halloween's most remarkable feature is that it suggests just how safe the supernatural has become.
Stanford's Saumitra Jha suggests that new evidence calls for a reinterpretation of Gandhi's nonviolent movement for independence in India.
A piece of web history is made available again for the first time since its debut in the early 1990s.
Girls at high risk for developing depression have greater stress responses and shorter telomeres – a marker for aging – than their low-risk peers.
Satellite lights study shows sanctions against North Korea create urban-rural divide, Stanford scholar says
Satellite data indicate that North Korea's dictatorship counters the effects of international economic sanctions by reallocating resources to urban centers and away from poor, rural areas.
Stanford researchers see trouble ahead for kindergarten students with low self-regulation unless parents and teachers help
Academic success for a first-grader depends in part on both high self-regulation in kindergarten and a low-conflict relationship between student and teacher. Parents and teachers should step in as needed.
Drawing from ancient democracy and modern game theory, Josiah Ober warns that contemporary assumptions about democracy can lead to unrealistic expectations of what democracy can deliver.