Social Sciences

Party sorting to blame for political stalemate

Political gridlock in contemporary U.S. politics can be explained by the increased sorting of the Democratic and Republican parties, says Stanford political scientist Morris Fiorina.

How much money do schools need?

Heather Hough, executive director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), talks about a closely watched measure to increase school funding.

Future of business education must also be about the greater good

As the world contends with extraordinary disruption – from a worldwide pandemic to ongoing social unrest across the globe to the devastating effects of climate change – education leaders from the U.S. and China shared how their schools are responding to these crises.

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What elite donors want

Big-money donors, both Democrat and Republican, not only have more political influence than the average voter, they also have more extreme beliefs.

9 things to know about election polling data

Stanford political scientist David Brady discusses the lessons pollsters learned in the 2016 election and what to know about tracking election forecasts in 2020.

Judging fact from fiction online

Research from the Stanford History Education Group shows how easily young people are deceived by information on the internet – and what schools can do about it.

MacArthur ‘genius’ grants

Monika Schleier-Smith was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship for her creative approach to studying many-particle quantum systems. Forrest Stuart's fellowship recognizes the human approach he brings to the study of disadvantaged, violent communities.