The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) was founded in 2008 to foster research, policy, and practice to advance high quality, equitable education systems in the United States and internationally.
SCOPE engages faculty from across Stanford and from other universities to work on a shared agenda of research, policy analysis, educational practice, and dissemination of ideas.
Building Equitable Classrooms
Rachel Lotan discusses pedagogical approaches that create and support equitable classrooms for diverse student populations. (November 31, 2011)
Understanding Racial Identities of Upwardly Mobile Black College Students
Camille Charles discusses her research on racial identity in Black college students and argues that it is far more multidimensional and varied than earlier studies indicated. (October 3, 2011)
Why (Black) Boys Fail
Richard Banks discusses the achievement gap and asks why life outcomes of black boys are worse along almost any dimension than those of other groups. (March 3, 2011)
Finnish Lessons: A Lecture with Pasi Sahlberg
Psi Sahlberg explores the politics and practices of the Finnish educational reform and how he sees the lessons translating to the United States. (January 17, 2012)
Bye the Books: How Student Perceptions of Inequality Affect Academic Engagement
Brian Lowery addresses students' perceptions of inequality and the impact that has on their achievement in an academic setting. (March 14, 2011) e
Girls, Math, and Other Clues About How Stereotypes Affect Academic Achievement
Claude Steele discusses the affect stereotype threat has on performance and self-confidence and approaches that can mitigate that threat in academic settings. (October 31, 2011)