Stanford’s Center to Support Excellence in Teaching is at the forefront of a national movement to raise the bar on quality teaching. CSET was launched during The Stanford Challenge as part of the university’s efforts to improve K-12 education.
Research shows that having a great teacher three years in a row can significantly narrow the achievement gab. Stanford's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET), launched in 2008, is at the forefront of a national movement to raise the quality of teaching in America and internationally. CSET investigates institutional practices with proven impact and makes them available to teachers and teacher educators through innovative programming. One example is CSET's relationship with Balboa High School in the San Francisco Unified School District. Teachers and leaders there joined 265 others from seven states for the 2011 Stanford Summer Teaching Institute - some are returning for their third year. Learn more about the Stanford Challenge.