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Stanford Academics Turning Research Into Results

Research done by Stanford's Rural Education Action Program has gotten the attention of the Chinese government. With that attention has come billions of dollars to help children in rural China.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013  |  Updated 11:25 AM PDT
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Research done by Stanford's Rural Education Action Program has gotten the attention of the Chinese government. With that attention has come billions of dollars.

Research done by Stanford's Rural Education Action Program has gotten the attention of the Chinese government. With that attention has come billions of dollars.

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Stanford University is the kind of place where the people are smart, and the names are long.

Take, for example, Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies' Rural Education Action Program. Of all the words in that name, however, one is more important than the rest.

Action.

When REAP, as it is called, was founded in 2006, the goal was to do more than just investigate the plight of poor children in rural China: they wanted to do something about. They certainly have.

In just a few years REAP's research has caught the attention, and the pursestrings, at the highest levels of the Chinese government.

To see just what REAP is doing to help millions of poor children, watch Garvin Thomas' story above.

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